One of these is not like the others...
It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since I graduated BMT. On the anniversary of my graduation date, I took my first annual Physical Fitness Test and—since this blog seems to be all about fitness lately—I thought I'd share a quick post with my results.
AT BMT, my 1.5-mile run time was 8:47, and I completed 54 push-ups and 68 sit-ups in the minute allotted to us. This year, I lowered my time by 10-seconds, finishing in 8:37, and was able to achieve 50 push-ups and 64 sit-ups.
So what does that all mean? It means I passed—hooray! I've been so focused on decreasing my half marathon mile pace with my speed training workouts that I haven't been paying too much attention to getting in my daily push-ups and sit-ups like I did at BMT. When you're at BMT, doing push-ups and sit-ups on a daily basis, in fact—MULTIPLE times per day—is a given. At home, it's a little different. Plus, I've been working hard at increasing total-body strength and fitness, so as long as my numbers are still in that passing PT test range, I'm super happy.
People often ask how I train for my runs & PT test, and my suggestion is to find a training program online (a free one if you can!) and make a plan of attack. For instance, you could pick a 5K training plan, which will totally set you up for a successful 1.5-mile time, and begin training however many weeks out the plan specifies. My suggestion is to make a plan and, here's the most important part—STICK WITH IT! If you're interested in checking out my current personal running and strength training program, you can read it here.
One year down... only 19 more to go!
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