Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by vampsoul, Jul 18, 2009.
How many miles should a new cadet be able to run?
many. uphill. both ways.
Well, I figured that much. I'm just trying to get an idea of how to set up my training schedule. Long distance running is the number one thing I know I have to work on physically, so I want to get a jump start on it in case I receive that coveted appointment. Anyone have a ballpark?
In the Instructions to Cadets Offered Admission, one of the line items in the "to do" list is:
"Start running 3 miles per day (8-minutes-per-mile pace)"
You'll need to be able to run 2 miles non-stop in less than 16 minutes (male) or 19 minutes (female).
Throughout your time at USMA you will have to pass the Army Physical Fitness Test twice a year. This test includes situps(within 2 minutes), pushups(with 2 minutes) and a 2 mile run. You must meet a minimum standard in each of the categories. If you can't pass the test, you will be separated from USMA.
For 17-21 year old cadets, the minimum standard (max time) for the two miles is about 16 minutes for men and 19 minutes for women.
Thank you for the input; I appreciate it. Better get running.
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