Tuesday, September 08, 2009


I did an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) today and realized that I'm in better muscular endurance fitness than what I initially had thought.  I did 116 pushups, 97 situps and ran the 2-mile in 10:32 for a total score of 381.  The 116 pushups and 97 situps were about 3-5 repititions short of my usual average in an APFT.  That's actually not bad at all considering I have not done much muscular endurance training in the past 2-3 months because of the focus on marathon training.

On the other hand, the 10:32 for 2-mile was also sort of an unexpected result.  Before the start of the run my grader/scorekeep asked me what time I expect to finish the 2-mile.  I told her between 11:00 - 11:30.  I had no intentions of running at full effort (and I didn't) because I'm currently tapering for Berlin.  From start to finish I ran comfortably hard and fairly relaxed.  I completed the first loop in 5:20 (course was 2 loops of 1-Mile) feeling very good.  In the 2nd and last loop I might have picked up the pace at some point because I finished 8 seconds faster in 5:12.

Mon: 6M @ 7:18 pace
Tues: AM - 4M including APFT 2M in 10:32; PM - 6M easy with no timing


Judd & Leslie Zimmerman said...

That is CRAZY! Way to go Superman! My best APFT was P:89 S:107 2MR: 13:03.... Nothing compared to yours. I've been missing the Army a lot today... Thanks for the nastalgia :)

Mark said...

awesome APFT! nice work

Michael said...

Nice work on the APFT. Hope the taper is going well.