1.5 Mile Run
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Overview

Candidates should refrain from smoking or eating for two hours preceding the test.

Adequate time will be allowed for stretching and warm-up prior to the test.

The candidate will run six laps on a 440-yard (1/4 mile) track to complete the 1.5-mile run as fast as possible. 

The candidate must perform the 1.5 mile run within the required time limit. 

Time will be allowed for stretching and cool-down following the test.

Fitness Norms

Minimum Physical Fitness Requirements (in minutes)
50th Percentile Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Males 11:58 12:25
Females 14:07 14:34
70th Percentile Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Males 10:59 11:22
Females 12:53 13:23

Stretching Basics

Before doing any exercises or stretching, it is important to elevate your body temperature to avoid injury. Warm-up by walking and/or jogging slowly. Perform a warm-up set(s) of the exercise you are about to do by completing a few repetitions and then resting for a short period.

Stretching Basics

If you have had any recent surgery, muscle or joint problems, consult your personal health care professional before starting a stretching or exercise program.

  • Only hold stretch tensions that feel good to you.
  • The key to stretching is to be relaxed while you concentrate on the area being stretched.
  • Your breathing should be slow, deep and rhythmical.
  • Don't worry about how far you can stretch.
  • Be consistent.
  • Regular stretching will promote greater flexibility and improved performance.

Easy Stretch

The easy stretch reduces tightness and prepares muscle tissues for the developmental stretch.

  • The easy stretch should be done slowly without bouncing.
  • Never stretch to the point of pain or discomfort.
  • Hold an easy stretch for five to 10 seconds.
  • As you hold this stretch the feeling of tension should diminish. If it doesn't, ease off slightly to more comfortable stretch.

Developmental Stretch

The developmental stretch is performed after holding the easy stretch and moving a fraction of an inch further into the stretch or until you feel mild tension again. The developmental stretch reduces tension and over time will safely increase flexibility.

  • The developmental stretch should be held for five to 20 seconds.
  • The feeling of stretch tension should slightly diminish or stay the same.
  • If the tension increases or becomes painful, you are overstretching. Ease off slightly to a comfortable stretch.

 

Training

This starter program is based on recommendations from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. You may adjust the distance, time and frequency to your own needs and fitness level.

Training: Cardiovascular Program
Week Activity Distance (Miles) Time Goal (Minutes) Frequency (Per Week)
1 Walk 2.0 32:00 3
2 Walk 3.0 48:00 3
3 Walk / Jog 2.0 26:00 4
4 Walk / Jog 2.0 24:00 4
5 Jog 2.0 22:00 4
6 Jog 2.0 20:00 4
7 Jog 2.5 25:00 4
8 Jog 2.5 23:00 4
9 Jog 3.0 30:00 4
10 Jog 3.0 27:00 4

 

Caution

If you are not already following a rigorous physical fitness program, you should check with your doctor before you begin training.

You will need to bring a signed Medical Certification After Examination Form to processing.