There seemed to be a recurring theme with the score submissions. Just about everyone singled out their “weak spot”
@runrunjohnny 221. My pushups officially suck!
— Katherine Randall (@katiejanemaria) March 1, 2013
Its rare to have an even score across all three events, so everyone probably knows where their focus is going to be before the March test. I personally failed in sit-ups (aren’t traditional sit-ups so much harder than crunches?), so its no surprise that I’ve been doing as many as possible 3-4 times a week.
What Did You Think?
I’d love to hear from the recruits on their experience of their first test. Was it easier/harder than what you expected? Isn’t a 2 mile run exhausting after doing all those push-ups and sit-ups?
Don’t let your score discourage you. A baseline is only a starting point to build on. When you first decided to sign-up, it wasn’t (I think) because you wanted to flaunt how fit you already were. You signed up to improve your fitness (and then flaunt it).
Now that you know your baseline, its time to pick a goal score if you haven’t already done so. Remember, you have until the end of June to reach it. Make it realistic, but challenging. I see there a are a few people going for that Physical Fitness Excellence score of 270 (90/90/90). Once you’ve determined your goal, let me know so I can post it.
You have the whole month to train for your March test. Start training now and you’ll be surprised at the amount of improvement that you can achieve in only a few weeks.
In the meantime, check back here and on the Run This Race blog for training tips and strategies. And I promise not to nag so much on Twitter this month.