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    Anyone by 3200 doing cpat orientation now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    Get off the treadmill and on the road. Treadmill running does not prepare you for actual running. Also a 10min/mile, especially on a treadmill, is not exactly a pace to strive for. Just get outside and get used to having to set your own pace, and not being dragged along at whatever pace you want on a treadmill.



    Your reply is to someone a few classes ahead of you. That awesome attitude will serve you well in the firehouse.



    I know very few people that wear watches. I wouldn't if I were you. Chances are you'll just scratch or scuff it up.



    I think in previous academies they used to routinely go longer distances at slower paces. I believe now they general top out at around 5 miles, but shoot for an 8-9 minute pace when doing so. Some days they may have you run shorter distances at a faster pace, or intervals mixed with PT. If you can run 5 miles in under 40 minutes you will be in good shape for the running.



    Actual CPAT time is faster than the Rock time.



    Maybe, but also it's better motivation to make someone actually go through the routine than just tell them about it. Plenty of people can just brush it off and overestimate their own abilities until they're forced to do the real thing and get a reality check.



    Come on dummy, really? You know what you're saying is going to catch heat and you just admit that and then say it anyways. You know half the battle of being a good probie/johnnie in the firehouse is knowing when you can say something and when you should keep your mouth shut, even if you've got the right idea.

    Also the DCAS people don't give a **** because it's not the future of their ****ty job that's at stake. The people that volunteer to do CPAT training, mentoring, and teach at the rock care deeply about the future of the job. They expect candidates and probies to care too.
    I think he meant 9.56 miles maybe MM but regardless of the fact I agree 100%, I used to run on a treadmill and this past month Ive transitioned to the pavement and Its a whole different ball game. I enjoy running outside much more it is harder though. But why run on a treadmill if in the academy you wont ever run on a treadmill as far as I know lol. Your body needs to be condition to run outside. Do youself a favor guys and ditch the treadmill, I see 80 year old chinese Folks running outside all the time lol, thats pretty inspiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gianni1028 View Post
    I think he meant 9.56 miles maybe MM but regardless of the fact I agree 100%, I used to run on a treadmill and this past month Ive transitioned to the pavement and Its a whole different ball game. I enjoy running outside much more it is harder though. But why run on a treadmill if in the academy you wont ever run on a treadmill as far as I know lol. Your body needs to be condition to run outside. Do youself a favor guys and ditch the treadmill, I see 80 year old chinese Folks running outside all the time lol, thats pretty inspiring
    It's quite possible either he was not that clear or I misread it. Not trying to slight him but really, treadmill running isn't the same as regular running. It took me a long time to be able to just pace myself naturally when running because I'd been used to treadmills. You set the treadmill and it just drags you along at whatever pace you set. Running naturally is very different. You need to naturally find your groove and then work on speeding it up if need be for the 1.5m and for 3-5m runs in general. A 1.5m run is essentially a sprint. 5k in my mind is somewhat similar. 5 miles starts to be a distance run and requires training and also good baseline endurance to be able to do it comfortably in 40 minutes. I take back what I said before. I think for the academy a minimum of a 45 min 5mile run is a good start, but you'd be better served by being able to do it in 40 or less.

    edit: And if it was 9.56 miles on a treadmill I'd have to say my hat's off to you. I can barely finish a mile on a treadmill. I'd rather kill myself.

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    [QUOTE=Manhattan Medic;1421916]It's quite possible either he was not that clear or I misread it. Not trying to slight him but really, treadmill running isn't the same as regular running. It took me a long time to be able to just pace myself naturally when running because I'd been used to treadmills. You set the treadmill and it just drags you along at whatever pace you set. Running naturally is very different. You need to naturally find your groove and then work on speeding it up if need be for the 1.5m and for 3-5m runs in general. A 1.5m run is essentially a sprint. 5k in my mind is somewhat similar. 5 miles starts to be a distance run and requires training and also good baseline endurance to be able to do it comfortably in 40 minutes. I take back what I said before. I think for the academy a minimum of a 45 min 5mile run is a good start, but you'd be better served by being able to do it in 40 or less.

    @medic...what was your 1.5 time going into academy? im sure people are trying to gage where theyre at and where they need to be. obviously if we're running it in 9 minutes were good to go but people running it in 12:58 have a problem. what do you think a good time is to gage general fitness for day 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireedmymail View Post
    Anybody going to the fitness awareness program from Staten Island that wants to car pool let me know. Send me a message.
    I would being that I'm from si but I don't think that available to us going for July. Atleast so far it isn't. We're just doing cpat time trials

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