Bad mile time

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Herewego00, Dec 10, 2017.

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  1. Herewego00

    Herewego00 New Member

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    I took my CFA today and achieved near the average for everything except my mile time and sit ups which were both below. I know that I can run a mile around the average but I also got several PRs in other events today. Do you think I should have my administrator submit these scores or should I attempt to retake it?
     
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    I'm no moderator, nor do I have a history of Academy placement, but I would say if you are below the average in any portion, you need to retake it. You still have time, prepare, practice, eat well, drink lots of water, and see if you can get it set up in the next few weeks. Good luck!
     
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    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 Kirtland, AFB 10-Year Member

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    I'd recommend submitting scores if you PRd several events. It's better to get a score in now than risk getting hurt while trying to improve an already decent score. If you didn't pass, USAFA will ask you to retake it. You could compare your scores to others discussed on here to get an idea of who has had to do a retake, but you'll never know for sure unless you submit.
     
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    This test was my retake. I did really bad with sit ups only 45 and I know I can improve on these and my mile was 8:06. I am confident that i can drop this down to around a 7:30 at least. I am just concerned that I might not be able to get the scores for other events next time.
     
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    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 Kirtland, AFB 10-Year Member

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    ah, in that case, assuming you still have time, practice the test in order as often as possible and retake it. The mile time is always worse than you expect because you are pretty tired by the time you get to the end, and doing sit-ups after the shuttle run is also pretty tough. If you really train for the test, you should have no trouble getting close to scores you already got. Again PRACTICE THE WHOLE TEST IN ORDER - or at least everything except the bball throw.
     
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    Are you a male or female, Herewego? Because if you are male, the 8:06 mile probably won't pass.
     
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    Herewego00 New Member

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    I'm a male but I know that I can improve this. On my practice tests, my slowest mile was 7:26.
     
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    Be careful. If you submit a failing CFA score to USAFA for the second time, your file will be closed. It says this in the Instructions to Candidates.
     
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