Since we're on the topic. Do any of you guys subscribe to the "minimalist" running sneaker philosophy? Not necessarily vibram 5 fingers per se. But just a regular, closed sneaker with no cushion. Someone has been trying to get me to buy the Merrill version for months now. I'm running low on cash and I need to make a smart purchase. Have any of you guys gone this route?
Thanks. And yeah I know about jack rabbit and stores like it. That's how I got my current asics. I've just noticed that the trend has been going more towards less cushion. And I kinda feel like the employees at these stores have their own preference, which they'll recommend.
Which shoe with that minimal cushion do you use if you don't mind me asking?
Good stuff, thanks broseph...
Hey guys, I'm still around. I've been following this thread this whole time but I forgot my password and kept getting locked out so I end of resetting mine.
I haven't worked out in months, reason being I got injured and just recently got surgery to repair it. By the time they call me up next year I still might not be ready and I will have to defer.
I wasn't sure you could, but MM (who has been nothing but a fountain of information) just confirmed it last page.
In my experience treadmill hurt less and I can run everyday ... Outdoors hurts more but I feel great and build more endurance faster
My best 1.5 mile time was 9:31 but I was running with the wind lol. But I immediately turned around and ran into the wind and my time was 11:54. So not bad after just running 1.5 miles and doing the next 1.5 into the wind. And another time running with no wind at all I was at 11:13. I would like to stay under 11 minutes though.
It's funny how training has changed my feelings towards running. I used to run between 2-5 days a week at 3 miles per session, and here and there less. But I used to love running, it was therapeutic for me. Now that I'm training for the FDNY I'm running more than that, longer distances, and trying to maintain a certain speed. Running is now a chore to do.
And the treadmill vs outside running I go with outside running. I hate running on the treadmill. I know they say it's easier but after a mile I wanna get off I'm so bored.
Hows it going guys i finally signed up and joined this site....but i have been following this thread for a very long time just reading posts, since before i even took the exam. I jus want to say thanks for all of the helpful info you guys post and wish everyone here the best of luck on joining and passing the cpat exam. Just a little about me: I just turned 23 i scored 100 on the written exam and my list number is in the 22XX range...Again thanks for everything guys and i look forward to reading more helpful info. Best of luck
I bet we all are looking forward to a holiday where we can actually give our family members tangible info on our progress here instead of those vague answers we've had to give the last few years. Have a good one tomorrow boys.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone...
Enjoy this day off, as probies we might be working come next Thanksgiving.. hopefully
Don't know how good of a deal this actually is, or the reputation of the place but thought I'd pass it along anyway:
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It feels so good to be done. I had my CPAT on wednesday. Its a lot faster than at The Rock sessions. The instructors at academy in practice are great for over training us. The course at CPAT is smooth and fast. Plus I did most practice runs at The Rock in the rain. I finished my CPAT wednesday in 7:20 (3 mins to spare) and while at practice session the fastest I went was 7:35. Even if you guys are in tip top shape you should still go to the practice sessions when its your time. They help and its awesome just to be at the academy. There is a lot of standing around once the trial runs begin but its still great to be there and I think most of you would agree with me on that! All thats left now is waiting for the call. I guess when they call for the mile and half for Jan 5th that means that i'm in. Not sure. Cant wait for that run! Yewww.
Oh and thanks to anyone who has donated to the NY Beach Relief. If you ordered a T shirt from us you'll have it soon. We shipped out a whole lot the other day. Thanks!
Great job JerkAlert! It's so nice to see you EMS guys who put in your time getting through the steps. Best of luck to you in the academy cause I know you're gunna kill the run!
Congrats buddy, best of luck to you in the academy. Hope you have a bit of down time to keep us updated!