PFT advice

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  1. mom14

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    DS is taking the PFT tomorrow and we have a couple of questions we would like clarified. First, I think I read somewhere that a pacer is allowed for the 1.5 mile run. Is this true or must he run alone? Second, is there a specified time period between events? None of this info is on the form from the application and I can't find it on the web site! Thanks for any help.
     
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    The APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test not to be confused with the PFT) does allow pacers IIRC. And there are requirements about the time between events as well.

    The PFT is not well documented online as you may well have discovered. It is my understanding that the regulations for it are widely distributed to PE Teachers and coaches in schools where it is administered. The coach or PE teacher at the school should be able to answer these questions, if they are to administer it correctly. And isn't th run 1.0 miles?

    That being said, from my memories of doing it as a kid, we did the event as a class. We knew the running times of each other and could figure out a pacing from past experience running for time. We also had the running time announced for us as we completed laps, so we knew how we were doing.
     
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    Should have said he is doing the Air Force ROTC PFT which includes a 1.5 mile run. Thanks for the input, we will go ahead and use a pacer.
     
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    Just to clarify, my dicussion of PFT was for the "Presidential Physical Fitness Test" widely performed around the nation and authorized by the Army for use in evaluating Army ROTC candidates.

    Check your regs with regards to the Air Force PFT, before employing a pacer. It would seem that the unit administering the test should be able to answer that question though.
     

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