CFA mile

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  1. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    What would be an acceptable mile time for a female candidate?
     
  2. Bairdlax

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    here are the average scores for each event. This leads me to believe a mile time of 8 mins or less would be considered good.

    (Source: Section D page 8 of USAFA Instructions to Candidates 2011)

    Male
    BB Throw - 68
    Pullup - 10
    Shuttle - 9.5
    Crunch - 74
    Pushup - 55
    Mile - 6:30

    Female
    BB Throw - 40
    Pullup - 3
    Shuttle - 10.4
    Crunch - 72
    Pushup - 36
    Mile - 8:00
     
  3. J.NordicSkier7

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    It probably depends on how well you do on everything else. These were my scores, so I'm guessing the mile, shuttle run, and sit ups cancelled out the push ups and pull ups.

    My advice is this: the mile is the end of the assessment. If one second could be the difference between receiving an appointment or not, wouldn't you kick yourself if you didn't give it EVERYTHING you've got? I was exhausted when it came time for the mile, but I just kept thinking about my goal and I got through it. You most likely won't be getting your personal best in the CFA, but they don't expect you to. They want to see your endurance even AFTER you're already hurting.

    My scores: (I'm a girl)
    basketball throw: 42
    pull ups: 1
    shuttle run: 10.2
    sit ups: 82
    push ups: 24
    mile: 7:22
     
  4. vampsoul

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    Okay. Thank you.
     
  5. PDub

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    Kill yourself on the CFA! Not literally, but I mean afterwards you should feel like you're almost dead. Work so hard on each event (except b-ball throw, which simply requires you to throw a ball/not that hard) that you feel exhausted, then repeat for the next event. Don't hold yourself back thinking you'll overdo yourself and run out of energy for the next event, because each event requires all you've got. Also start practicing the exercises 2/3 months ahead of time to get stronger at doing them.
     
  6. ordnance18

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    Nice parenthetical statement.
     

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