Funnily enough - that's the one. I have a job that involves sitting around in a chair playing with computers or attending meetings, and a preferred lifestyle that involves sitting around in a chair drinking vast amounts of BEER. I'm not young enough to be able to do that and just get up and do a CFT!
The best 'training' I find is to walk a bit - from house to pub, say, or work to pub, or pub to pub. Walk fast and walk often. Works for me... Now that it's summer, how about taking girlfriend/blow up sheep for a picnic - a crate of beer/few bottles of wine will give you a 'test loading' and an incentive....
the only way to make the cft easy is to get your bergan and your boots on
and start walking do that acouple of time aweek and gradually speed up til you can do the 4k in the allocated time no magic to it just find the time to do it.
Personally i hate the cft hated it when it was 8 miles still hate it now its 4k .Some people belive drinking can of redbull before start helps (probably only placebo but hey it works for me ) and isotonic drinks help
but basically training is what willget you through it
when did they cut the CFT down to 4k , that's a f**king joke, what is going on ?
were to many people failing the old one so they lowered the bar , and i bet you don't have to wear helmets do you??
in my day ....rant rant blah blah.