Ex-RM PTI- Fintan Circuit

Discussion in 'Training Methods and Diet Suggestions' started by Fintan, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. TTT

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    Top session listed by Fintan. Can't wait to destroy myself with the first session tomorrow.

    Also, did anyone see good gains in their press ups and situps etc?
     
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    I'm *text deleted* try this today.
    Got my prmc in October so am *text deleted* smash this for a month.
    Thanks for posting this up Fintan.
     
  3. RMJordan21

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    Just wanted to know is it better doing the circuit training with boots.
    It just that someone who was training for the marines said do boot running.
     
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    You're advised not to run in boots or with weight, but I don't think it'd hurt doing the occasional Fintan in boots as long as you do it on grass and warm up, cool down and stretch properly after each session.
     
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    I've heard about not using boots, why is this advised? youd be using boots in Recruit Training.
     
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    Yeah that makes sense, I think I actually read somewhere that you run in runners or something in the first few weeks of foundation and the PTI's build you up if I'm not mistaken. By impact and stress do you mean the flat insides of the boots and the way they go up your ankle kind of connecting your foot and lower leg?
     
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    That makes sense, I figured it was to do with the design. I guess it would be advised to invest in a good quality pair of runners to make injuries less likely to happen.
     
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    Yeah I'll admit the runners I'm using at the moment are fairly flat and my ankles take a beating when my heel hits the ground, not all the time and not enough to stop me but I get how that could lead to something nasty.
     
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    I learnt the hard way, I thought any old trainers would do but my shins disagreed...

    http://www.runnersworld.com/running...-test-to-learn-if-you-have-high-or-low-arches

    I would consider doing this before buying a pair so you can see what ones are best for you ^^^^

    and yeah the yomping is to break the boots in.
     
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    Also, if you can; replace your trainers every 200-300miles which is usually 2-3 months. If you are heavy like me then play it safe go 2 months.
     
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  12. DBenn01

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    Yeah thats good advice I think I'm getting close to that because I used to use those runners as everyday shoes and then started using them because they were getting old you know - probably not the best idea for just starting out! - but they have been ok so far, I can feel the difference in them now from then so I might be getting close to buying new ones.

    How do rocket propelled Wile. E Coyote roller skates sound?? :D

    But yeah I'll definitely look into that.
     
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  13. StandSure

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    yes this is very true, also consider having two pairs of trainers one for casual stuff then one for running in, this would also allow you to get a bit extra from your trainers too
     
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    Yeah that's good advice too.

    I actually have two pairs, mainly because when I go for runs in the morning I run laps of the field behind my house, for Fintans, Fartleks and intervals,

    but Ireland is great in the sense that my shoes always get soaked, so its good to have spares. Although I do run in them the next day if they haven't dried out - if I'm lucky that's what id be doing anyway in the Royal Marines!!

    But id say ill be looking at replacing the other pair too, because that's been used for longer and the sole and back of them are paper thin so that's not exactly ideal.
     
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    haha me to buddy, except from I'm up in Wales in a valley so I'm often running in the rain when 2 miles down the road it would be sunny as Africa *text deleted*
     
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    Hahaha Oh I know that feeling well, Running in the rain and ten minutes later its like an oven outside, Nice and Cooling though, I find it easier to run in the rain though, yeah the old bit of a combat pants is soaked and weighs a tonne but its easier on the lungs I think.

    Wales is it? Youre lucky then you don't have a very long journey to CTCRM when the time comes! If only they had an airport beside CTC aswell!
     
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    that would be straight forward travelling haha
     
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    It would make life so much easier =P Though if I had to id swim across from cork to devon!!
     
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    I'd be careful there are some mean Shopping Trolleys in those waters
     
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    Ah that's grand, I'll find a tyre or a trolley or something and use it as a raft!! Although I'll be thinking a lot now about whether that would actually work..
     
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