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  1. flaming_squirrel98

    flaming_squirrel98 New Member

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    So, I have been timing my mile a couple times a week, and lately I've had a 7:45 to 7:50 mile time. However, I took my test today and ran a 9:03 minute mile. This is probably from the combination of the mile being the last segment of the test and the fact that it was 25 degrees out with a 10 degree wind chill. Excuses aside, my mile sucked. Is it likely that I've failed?
    bb throw: 45 feet
    pull ups: 2
    shuttle run: 10.2 sec
    sit-ups: 80
    push-ups: 46
    mile: 9:03
    Note: I'm a girl
     
  2. kayt_xo

    kayt_xo New Member

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    The average passing scores for women are
    BB throw: 41'
    Pull ups: 3
    Shuttle: 9.7 sec
    Sit ups: 78
    Push ups: 41
    Mile: 7:35
     
  3. flaming_squirrel98

    flaming_squirrel98 New Member

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    My mile is really far from average, which is why I'm trying to figure out whether it's far enough to disqualify me.
     
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    kayt_xo New Member

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    No one really knows all they tell you is average and max scores! I wish I could help more!
     
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  5. Stonewall

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    I can't say whether you failed or not, but I can give you a couple tips on the mile time.

    I too ran the mile in below freezing weather. It was actually snowing while I ran. I managed to pull off 6:05, though. It is important that if you are running outdoors, you wear warm clothing! I had on a hat, gloves, running pants, underarmor shirt, and a light sweatshirt.

    Keep in mind that the mile is the last event. Yes, this means you will be a bit worn out. It also means that once you are done with the mile, you can puke or even pass out. Give it your all! I recommend sprinting the last 1/8 mile.

    To actually get better at running, don't just do distance running. Try interval training - sprint for 800 yards, jog for 400 yards, sprint for 800, etc. This will help build your endurance a lot.

    If you need to retake the CFA, then retake it. You have until the 31st to submit new scores. I believe the academies will notify you if your scores don't qualify, but don't take my word for it. Good luck!
     
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  6. flaming_squirrel98

    flaming_squirrel98 New Member

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    thanks! I was layered up, but I was unprepared for the wind. For the first half of the track, I could breathe; for the second half, the wind felt like I was riding my dirtbike. My examiner suggested that I pull my shirt up to cover my nose, but, overall, I wasn't dressed properly. Congratulations on your mile time, though! And thanks for the suggestions
     
  7. Pima

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    The administer of the exam will submit the weather conditions, or at least that was how they did in the past. USAFA may see the temp. and say: let's ask for a re-do because of the weather conditions.
     
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  8. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    A reminder to all: don't just practice individual events for the CFA, but practice it in order of events.
     
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  9. Coach62

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    Good suggestion.
     
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    And always, always, TIME your practice.
     

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