PRT Tracker WordPress Plugin

Note:  The PRT Tracker plugin is currently in the planning stage.

Purpose: I have a physical readiness test every six months in the Navy Reserve.  I want to continue to improve with each cycle until I hit my maximum score.  The only way I’m going to make that happen is to practice.  Keeping a log will help keep me on track and see how I’m doing.

Read more about the Navy PRT standards or see what you would need for your age group.

Workout Basics

  • A PRT workout will consist of one or more of the following:  run, push-ups, curl-ups.
  • A workout is any combination of the above items completed at one time.
  • There may be 1 or more workouts each day.
  • I typically don’t do the run at the same time as my curl-ups and push-ups, and the workouts will be broken apart in that way.
    • PRT cardio:  A workout consisting of a single run.
    • PRT calisthenics:  A workout consisting of curl-ups and push-ups.

What I Want to Track

  • Running
    • Run Distance:  How far I ran.
    • Run Time:  How long I ran.
    • Run Total Time:  Total time spent on the run, including warm-up and cool-down
    • Time of day:  When I did these.  Options include morning, afternoon, evening.
  • Push-Ups and Curl-Ups
    • Push-ups:  How many push-ups I completed
    • Curl-Ups:  How many curl-ups I completed
    • Time of day:  When I did these.  Options include morning, afternoon, evening.
  • Notes: Any notes about the workout, such as wildlife spotted, if I ran with the kids, or whatever

Initial Features

The basic plugin won’t need much.  I just want it to let me be able to track my workouts towards my goals.

  • Allow me to set a weekly goal for run distance, number of push-ups and curl-ups.
  • Compare where I am to the goal.

Future Features

  • Set a challenge, such as running 600 miles a year
    • Example: I am working on the You VS The Year Challenge from MapMyRun, with a goal of running 1018KM in 2018.
  • Compare where I stand against my challenge goals.
  • Color-code if I am ahead or behind my goals or challenges
  • Tweet my weekly progress with the #100DaysOfFitness and #PRTChallenge hash tags.
  • Track PRT results.
    • We have a fitness test every six months in the Navy Reserve.  I want to be able to track my results.
    • Check to see if I am trending in a positive direction with each one entered.