6 Month interview.

Anthony_H

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Had a chat the other day after I messed up the 2nd Rmad. CA asked if this is what I still wanted etc. Had no choice now but tell them of my shin problem as it is past manageable now due the stupid shoe advice from the shop. Anyway she said they will invite me in for a 6 month interview. What is this, do I need to prepare and is it just a normal thing.

Realy annoyed, all I had to do was inprove on scores below to get my prmc date. But with being ill for almost 4 weeks, and then my shins flaring up on the day just messed it all up. I feel like im back to square one, it took me from october to January the get fitness back on track. Now I'm back to square one, only now I have two messed up shins insted of one. I can't even do press ups properly, because when I flex my ankle and put pressure on it I get pain up my anckle and on the inside of my shin.
 

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Don't have a clue about the interview mate, but keep your chin up and use that state of mind to get through the hard times just now! You'll be a marine in no time
 

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Hey your stats say you got a 10:28 return?
How did you pass PJFT?
Bad day on RMAD??
 

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Did PJFT on RMAD, It's under 10:30 on the road, 10.00 on the tredmill. That was my first one, notes said I'd benefit from another and increase press ups, sits.
But I barely made the return run on last weeks Rmad. My legs just went, I finished in 10.55 I wasn't stopping but thinking back I should stopped. The bridge of my foot and the back of ankle was swollen for a few days after, the duck walking realy put the icing on the cake haha. Going to stay off roads etc for a while, I can do short distances on the tredmill if I run a certain way and stay of my toes and its back to my other shoes.
 

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Ah right, makes sense.
That's unfortunate.
I don't understand why you get 30 seconds more on road, I'm faster on road by 40 seconds!!

Don't give in buddy
 

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Ah right, makes sense.
That's unfortunate.
I don't understand why you get 30 seconds more on road, I'm faster on road by 40 seconds!!

Don't give in buddy
I've always been faster on the road, but I think It's more mental and technique on the tredmill. So glad I never had to do it on the tredmill.
 

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It sounds like you have a serious problem with your shins/ankles. For you to be concsciously changing the way you have to run to complete workouts, somthing needs to be addressed. I would recommend you keep your head up and keep cracking on, a specialist might prove helpful, i.e they cast your foot and make soles for your runners ect. I remember Terry John from the Commando on the frontline doco,had a similar problem, lets hope yours isnt as severe.
 

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There's a bit of a moral to the story here:

If you have an injury - be upfront with your AFCO from the outset. If you declare an injury after an uninspiring performance on PJFT, RMAD or PRMC, then it can look like the individual hasn't been training & is just making excuses, even if that isn't the case.

Believe me, everyone that attends PRMC & pulls-up on the 3 mile run will state they're injured - in fact statistically it's surprising that the Health & Safety people haven't 'closed-down' the run as the number of claimed "injuries" on that compared to the high obstacle course (which really hurts if you fall off) is unreal.

The RMADs are not a formal part of selection but if a PRMC had been booked & the individual attended carrying an injury he would have had a first fail on PRMC & may have delayed his application by a year. Whereas, had the AFCO been aware, the application could simply have been paused until the individual is recovered.

Undoubtedly, claiming injury after the event carries less credence & undoubtedly the individual will have their application reviewed if there is no indication of improvement without reason & the burning question will inevitably be: "Are you sure you've made the right career choice?"
 

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I wouldn't attempt to do PRMC like this, but I passed last time on the run. I didn't know the shoes was going cause me such grief on the day. Nothing more I can say Its pretty obvious somthing went wrong on the day, when my scores are alot lower than the previous RMAD.

But it's done, and need to get my shins sorted, I don't have that kind if money. And from what alot of people on here have said about moulded insoles they will give me the same issues as the shoes for overpronating. ie pain in the knees and hips etc. Going to my doctors in the this inbred village is useless. You go in for a cough you come out with appointments for the sexual health clinic.

I know how useless they are because my little girl has an issue with her foot and needs phisio. But it's been on going for 3 years and everytime I go back to say look what's going on they start the whole process again.(she was seeing a specialist but we had to move) Last time we went the doctors they said nothing wrong, when she can't put her foot flat. When she does she complains about it getting painfull and back pain in pe or ruining etc. They realy are a special breed round here, there all morons in the doctors, and probably have not even learnt to colour between the lines yet. Its annoying because she was having it at her last doctors as it was massive medical centre but they washed there hands when we moved out the area.

And I'm not going in there I don't trust them I'll come out with a 3rd leg or somthing and I can't afford to go private. I went in there a few years ago, forgot what it was now, but the doc replied what do you want me to do. I was like errrr your job, tell me what's wrong and fix it. And there's more but I won't go on anymore, there just there to hand out sick notes, as everyone in this village is on some sort of disability.
 

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The problem with shin splints & related training injuries is they unfortunately don't get better if the person carries on training without rest (non-impact CV excepted) or doesn't seek some form of advice with regard corrective treatment from a qualified professional.

As ever, it's unfortunate that many training conditions are in fact preventable if precautions are taken before embarking on a higher intensity of physical activity (well padded trainers, thorough stretches, warm-ups etc) and the above actions are applied when a problem arises.

Every sympathy is afforded to those who suffer from these conditions, it's appreciated no-one is gifted with hindsight & it doesn't make it any easier to progress.

On a positive note, in areas with a closely related populace as described above, at least the local GP will be expert & familiar with dealing with similar congenital conditions. :smile:
 

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This will probably sound weird, but buying shoes with all the bells and whistles caused this. When I started running, I ran in flat basketball court shoes. No issues and I've worn those type of shoes for years as I used coach mainly in sports halls etc. Then I decided to get some proper Reebok running shoes, and issues come along. So I went and got some road running shoes from decathlon, very minimal shoes and after rest it went started running no issues. After I upped to doing 6 milers it came back very slight. So went to dw got a gait done. Result was overpronating right, left fine. Got the right shoes, now it's in both legs and puts pain in almost every joint in my body. So am back to what was working best my decatlon road shoes and sofsoles full foot strike.

The support shoes worked at first, right leg went fine for a while. But they obviously forced the left leg in wrong way. And then Rmad wasted both legs, seems the increased presure on the inside of the foot from the high moderator block is what has done it.

IF I stick my desert boots I use for hiking on, it doesn't bother me ether but I doubt they would let me show up to prmc and let me run in boots haha.
 
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