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Just completed medical - Waiting on fitness test - Improving Fitness

Solent19

Midshipman
Hi All,

I completed my Diver medical yesterday and am now waiting for my fitness test date

Any tips on ways to get my time down on 1.5mile. I last ran it in 10:48 still above that 10:30 mark needed

Cheers

CG
 
J

JFOTRAVELS

Guest
Just keep running! I would make sure you're practising on treadmills as well as roads and I found in the end the best way to get my timing down was to perfect breathing techniques. It's finding the balance of not thinking about it too much but also making sure it's working for you! There are plenty of tips on this site, but it's more or less practice makes perfect and getting to know your body and it's capabilities!

Good luck :)
 

Solent19

Midshipman
Taa, I feel like I could run for ages but I get so damn bored, worst thing, need something to take my mind of the whole scenario.

CG
 
J

JFOTRAVELS

Guest
Honestly, when you're there doing the test the time just goes. Adrenalin kicks in etc... I was in and out. I found repeating in your head 'it's like 10mins of your life' also helped :D
 

tommo

War Hero
Run lots, build mileage up and the pace will increase as you get fitter. Throw in intervals/threshold/fartlek/hill training sessions.

Mostly when it comes to it just go for it, it's 10 mins and 30 secs of hard work minimum.

Keep smashing them out


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Solent19

Midshipman
I will break through this bordem barrier!, how long did you wait after your med before your fitness came through?
 

Scorpio1986

Badgeman
Do some fartlek sessions, these massively help with the fitness tests, also hillreps and the more you do off a treadmill the better,
 

KennerZ94

Midshipman
Yeah, just wondering what usual waiting times are really...
i passed my medical the Saturday (24th) just gone, this morning Thursday 29th i received the paper work for my fitness, so i just had to call the fitness center where i will be doing my fitness test and booked in for my test. i booked in for November 17th but i could have booked it for sooner, however i decided to give myself an extra couple weeks to just smash out some more fitness before the test.

after receiving your letter saying you have passed your medical and need to book a physical test, You HAVE to book and take the test within 28 days.
 

Solent19

Midshipman
Did a 10:30 run yesterday - Started slow 10kph for first 2mins then went up to 11kph for another two minutes then up 1kph every minute, I hit 17kph and managed to run 2.24km in 10:30, feel like if i started at a faster pace I'd have no trouble, slowly but surely getting there
 

KennerZ94

Midshipman
good effort mate.
i did a timed 2.4k on Monday and i got 11:10 so 1 second too slow :(.
i have my fitness in 2 weeks.
 
I recently completed the fitness test on Tuesday in 10:33!! My PB by 24 seconds which I was quite chuffed with as I could only manage 13:04 three weeks ago.

The best way I found to complete the test was to run the first 500m-600m at 15kph and then run at 13kph until the last 400m and just crank it up. I mean 13kph solid from the start should get you just in at 11:05 (according to the fitness instructor who did my test). Just ask them to motivate you when you do the test which should give the extra couple of seconds you need. I still think I can run it in sub 10 minutes with a little bit more effort and more training!!
 

KennerZ94

Midshipman
I recently completed the fitness test on Tuesday in 10:33!! My PB by 24 seconds which I was quite chuffed with as I could only manage 13:04 three weeks ago.

The best way I found to complete the test was to run the first 500m-600m at 15kph and then run at 13kph until the last 400m and just crank it up. I mean 13kph solid from the start should get you just in at 11:05 (according to the fitness instructor who did my test). Just ask them to motivate you when you do the test which should give the extra couple of seconds you need. I still think I can run it in sub 10 minutes with a little bit more effort and more training!!

well done mate, i passed mine today.

what are you joining as ?
 

Solent19

Midshipman
Bike accident on the wya home from work the other day, couple cracked ribs, meant to have PJFT tomrrow, aboslutely gutted, cannot run if my life depended on it!
 
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