i havent taken cardio seriously until now. the academy i will be going into requires a physical test which consists of: Run 1.5 miles in about 14.36 minutes Complete 28 pushups without resting Complete 35 sit-ups in one minute its based on how good your core fitness level is. yesterday, i attempted the 1.5 mile run and it took me 17:10 min besides running the 1.5mi over and over everyday, what other activities or nutrition can help me achieve my goal of 14min? i stretch for 3-5min before running the mile and walk for a good 3min for a warmup on the legs. as for the pushups, it'd be cake for me. but the sit-ups..