Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can You Meet a World Cup Referee Fitness Standard

From an article on, World Cup Referees Outrun Players, do you think you could meet the fitness standards that World Cup Referees are required to have. I think this may make for a good interval work out on the track. It's impressive to see that these guys are out there running approx 12 miles per game. To think, if they are working 3/4 games a week, they could be getting in close to 50 miles of running a week during the World Cup. They also seem to keep up with nutrition and heart rate as many other athletes do.

Below is the test from the article -
Test 1- (6) 40m sprints in a time of 6.2 secs or lower with 1 min 30 secs rest between
Test 2 - Run 150 meters in 30 seconds, and then walk 50 meters in 35 seconds. Repeat 20 times.

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