Running & ROTC

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  1. USA

    USA Member

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    How far and at what pace should incoming ROTC cadets be prepared to run. I know the PFT running part is 1.5 miles..
     
  2. footballfreak44

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    You need to be able to run at least 2 miles. Assuming you 17 to 21 years old, the minimum passing time would be 15:54.

    This is for army though. I assume since you said 1.5 miles you are talking about AFROTC?
     
  3. jtoye

    jtoye NAPS '12 appointee

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    That makes sense every link I looked at said 2miles for AROTC. For the AFROTC run from it is 12:30 on the 1.5 mile run.
     
  4. The OC Josh

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    Keep in mind 15:56 is the slowest that you can run and still pass the APFT... I would try for something faster.

    Personally, I set a goal of under 13:30 for 2 miles. When I run, I alternate between 1, 2, and 3 mile runs. I try to keep about a 6:30-7 minute pace.

    When I started running, I sucked. :yllol: It takes time and effort, but eventually you will improve if you put the work in. I still don't really enjoy running, but I now know I should be able to pass the APFT.
     
  5. footballfreak44

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    I agree with OC 100%. Your cadre wont be too happy with you if you are just doing the minimum to get by. I run 5 days a week taking Saturday and Sunday to rest. I never go less than 2 miles, and sometimes its beneficial to take a long slow run of 5 plus miles.
     
  6. mko1991

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    Don't forget the Navy.
     

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