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    If you have to walk back to the Rock after the 1.5 mile run you won't make it past week 2, and even that is pushing it.

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    I really need to get my run times down. I can admit when I started this process I was def not in shape. But I've been working hard towards my goals, I started at about 15:30 1.5 mile about a month and a half ago, I'm down to around 12 flat, but damn guys in the 8's? That's like my mile time! I run every other day, and do the stairs on the in between days. I alternate my runs from steady runs some days and interval sprints some days but I seem to have plateaued around 12, I know that's passing but I def don't want to just be in passing shape. My strength is decent , my push ups and pull ups are decent as well, the damn running just kills me, any training techniques or tips? I know I've posted about my weakness in the running field before , I just though I was doing good shaving over 2 minutes off, but reading some of these times now I'm worried!

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    If you want to get your run times down you need to do some speed work on the track or somewhere where u can just run at a sprint, if you are doing it right you feel like throwing up most of the time or for at least the few weeks ur body is adjusting to the strain. You also should do some tempo runs as well to help your body get used to the quicker pace and stress. If you want to get quicker you just need to focus and punish yourself on the runs, if you are unable to get through twelve min then you should really examine what you are doing and somehow add stress to your runs. I am personally not a good middle distance or distance runner but you train for it and your body will eventually adapt, I'll be happy if I can hit middle 9 minutes for the run, don't worry about anyone else's run time, just worry about what you can control, that's the name of this whole hiring process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bacon View Post
    If you want to get your run times down you need to do some speed work on the track or somewhere where u can just run at a sprint, if you are doing it right you feel like throwing up most of the time or for at least the few weeks ur body is adjusting to the strain. You also should do some tempo runs as well to help your body get used to the quicker pace and stress. If you want to get quicker you just need to focus and punish yourself on the runs, if you are unable to get through twelve min then you should really examine what you are doing and somehow add stress to your runs. I am personally not a good middle distance or distance runner but you train for it and your body will eventually adapt, I'll be happy if I can hit middle 9 minutes for the run, don't worry about anyone else's run time, just worry about what you can control, that's the name of this whole hiring process.
    Yeah on my interval runs I'm on a full sprint for the higher interval , my steady pace runs I'm at like 60 percent of full speed for the entire run, maybe I'll try to kick it up. I still have some weight to lose in my opinion, I'm 5'10 at like 185, id like to be at like 175 by the academy, which I'm hoping for July 15, that 10lbs def makes a diff when it comes to endurance I believe, in any event I'm just going to keep training, I know it comes with time and consistency, I def didn't think guys where in the 8's though, that's like a 5:30 mile pace, pretty quick! But like you said don't worry about them just focus on showing up in the best peronal shape I could be. Thanks for the tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sffdnyhopeful09 View Post
    Does anyone have the main phone number for CID? I tried using the search function to find it but this site is a pain to navigate with a phone. Just found out last night that my investigator no longer works with CID and my file was passed off to someone else. Only found out because I reached out to just touch base and see if my file needed any updating since last May.
    Who was your investigator?? I am currently out of the country and would like to know if I have to do the same.

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    Why are so few candidates showing up the the fitness awareness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Why are so few candidates showing up the the fitness awareness?
    I dont think its mandatory. Me personally would go anyway because its definitely mandatory to know what your going to be doing before the fact
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotchi11 View Post
    Who was your investigator?? I am currently out of the country and would like to know if I have to do the same.
    Pm me. I don't want to blow up anyone's spot.

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    3 more weeks at the Rock....

    Its gonna be a fun week in the field. Stopped by the house on Friday, got lucky and caught 3 runs; two EMS and one 10-26. The feeling of being on the Rig was amazing. Cant wait to be out there for good. Night fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSNY2FDNY View Post
    I really need to get my run times down. I can admit when I started this process I was def not in shape. But I've been working hard towards my goals, I started at about 15:30 1.5 mile about a month and a half ago, I'm down to around 12 flat, but damn guys in the 8's? That's like my mile time! I run every other day, and do the stairs on the in between days. I alternate my runs from steady runs some days and interval sprints some days but I seem to have plateaued around 12, I know that's passing but I def don't want to just be in passing shape. My strength is decent , my push ups and pull ups are decent as well, the damn running just kills me, any training techniques or tips? I know I've posted about my weakness in the running field before , I just though I was doing good shaving over 2 minutes off, but reading some of these times now I'm worried!
    Quote Originally Posted by DSNY2FDNY View Post
    I really need to get my run times down. I can admit when I started this process I was def not in shape. But I've been working hard towards my goals, I started at about 15:30 1.5 mile about a month and a half ago, I'm down to around 12 flat, but damn guys in the 8's? That's like my mile time! I run every other day, and do the stairs on the in between days. I alternate my runs from steady runs some days and interval sprints some days but I seem to have plateaued around 12, I know that's passing but I def don't want to just be in passing shape. My strength is decent , my push ups and pull ups are decent as well, the damn running just kills me, any training techniques or tips? I know I've posted about my weakness in the running field before , I just though I was doing good shaving over 2 minutes off, but reading some of these times now I'm worried!
    Check out this website. I've been using the run programs with some mild tweaking for my own personal needs but I've shave quite a bit off my times. I've gone from a nearly 10min mile to a 7min mile and a sub 10:30 1.5m. Also has me on the cusp of running the 5k in sub 24min.
    Combine this program http://www.military.com/military-fit...r-pft-run-time with this program http://www.military.com/military-fit...0902188&rank=1 Both have been tremendous for me in the running department.
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    Guys I'm running the nyc half marathon March 15 of next year. Just an idea if you guys want something to train for in advance of the academy.

    Gonna try and raise a couple bucks for charity during the process - and NY road runners is offering weekly training for participants that want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    Guys I'm running the nyc half marathon March 15 of next year. Just an idea if you guys want something to train for in advance of the academy.

    Gonna try and raise a couple bucks for charity during the process - and NY road runners is offering weekly training for participants that want it.
    I'm hoping to run the half next year too. Gotta get in via lottery though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sffdnyhopeful09 View Post
    Check out this website. I've been using the run programs with some mild tweaking for my own personal needs but I've shave quite a bit off my times. I've gone from a nearly 10min mile to a 7min mile and a sub 10:30 1.5m. Also has me on the cusp of running the 5k in sub 24min.
    Combine this program http://www.military.com/military-fit...r-pft-run-time with this program http://www.military.com/military-fit...0902188&rank=1 Both have been tremendous for me in the running department.
    Thanks bud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I'm hoping to run the half next year too. Gotta get in via lottery though.
    I'm surprised the fdny running club can't find you a spot.
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    i ran the SI half and entered the NYC half lottery. I was told my chances to get in are around 1 in 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I'm hoping to run the half next year too. Gotta get in via lottery though.
    I signed up aswell. i hope we get in!

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    The money order for the cpat, do we bring it blank or make it out like the admission card says? I've heard to bring it blank, but it clearly states to have it made out to DCAS on the admission card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I'm hoping to run the half next year too. Gotta get in via lottery though.
    Buddy of mine runs a charity so I'm in it via that. If you don't get the lottery lmk happy to pass along team info. Otherwise, see you at the finish line
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    Hey guys long time lurker. I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. Everyone needs to just stay positive about list numbers and where each person stands. The list doesnt expire until June 2017 thats a ways away. Good things come to good people those who deserve. A buddy of mine otj heard they still expect to go to 7000. Take that for what it is. Me myself im mid 5ks. Time will fly and the list will go. Think about who doesnt want it anymore, who cant afford to take the job, and whos lives change. Happens all the time. Everyone just needs to stay positive, keep focused, and train to the best of their ability. Hopefully they will throw in 2 academy classes in 2017 instead of 1 but who knows only time will tell.

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    guys who are at the cpat training. what are they saying for graduation date of current class and start date of next class?

    are this still trying to start Dec 28th or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    guys who are at the cpat training. what are they saying for graduation date of current class and start date of next class?

    are this still trying to start Dec 28th or so?
    At the fitness awareness program they said the rumor is Decemeber 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4040clubBouncer View Post
    guys who are at the cpat training. what are they saying for graduation date of current class and start date of next class?
    are this still trying to start Dec 28th or so?
    I'm not in the CPAT training but the answer is yes. The projected time frame for the start of the academy is still (from what I have heard) late December early Janurary.

    Heard the same info from the fitness unit guys at the fitness awareness session.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DayFDNY View Post
    Hey guys long time lurker. I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. Everyone needs to just stay positive about list numbers and where each person stands. The list doesnt expire until June 2017 thats a ways away. Good things come to good people those who deserve. A buddy of mine otj heard they still expect to go to 7000. Take that for what it is. Me myself im mid 5ks. Time will fly and the list will go. Think about who doesnt want it anymore, who cant afford to take the job, and whos lives change. Happens all the time. Everyone just needs to stay positive, keep focused, and train to the best of their ability. Hopefully they will throw in 2 academy classes in 2017 instead of 1 but who knows only time will tell.
    Welcome to the Forum, 1DayFDNY.

    Every day I remind myself of these things and Pray that the list moves along as planned. We are extremely fortunate to be within the hiring range and have a shot at the Greatest Job on Earth; this alone is a blessing. As you mentioned, all we can do is redirect the energy from our negative thoughts and worries into our training and prepare for the Academy as if it's tomorrow. This quote really changed the way I think about our wait:

    “If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us (the job), thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance... we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink. If we can't wash the dishes, the chances are we won't be able to drink our tea either. While drinking the cup of tea, we will only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands. Thus we are sucked away into the future -and we are incapable of actually living one minute of life"
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    I also put my name in the Lottery for the NYC Half.. hope I get it, I want to run for the parkinson disease foundation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynmike91 View Post
    I also put my name in the Lottery for the NYC Half.. hope I get it, I want to run for the parkinson disease foundation.
    If you run for charity you don't need the lottery

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