As we enter a new year it is always nice to set goals for yourself both on and off the pitch. In 2012 I acheived a pretty good level of fitness but am currently looking to push it to the next level. I generally lift/cross train 3x a weeka dn do my fair share of running. At the end of my summer (peak fitness) I was scoring 4-5 on all of the NISOA physical fitness tests. However I know that I can get better for the mere fact that running miles is NOTHING like the intermitant sprinting done in a game I remember an interview with some pro refs where they said that USSF sends them a program that they do with their Heart Rate Monitor watch (which I have). I was wondering if anybody on the forum trains this way? and where they got this program ? If they could post any links or advice towards achieving an upper level of referee specific fitness it would be greatly appreciated.