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PJFT Treadmill Speed

Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by HEF_RM, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. HEF_RM

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    Just passed medical after a 3 month wait! Finally,

    More than happy completing a PJFT, passed it many times on road. However would anyone be able to recommend the set speeds for the 1st and 2nd runs? Must have changed from 4 years ago! Cheers
     
  2. StrSam

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    For me? I THINK I did 12kph for the first half up until 11.30 minutes and then walked at 5.5 for a minute and it was exactly 12.30 minutes. Was nice to walk for me just to get ready for the return (try for yourself to make sure though).
    Second run I changed from 13-18kph depending on how I felt that minute (I prefer changing speeds at faster paces rather than a steady slow death)
    Probably better answers from people on here but it worked for me just about!
     
  3. ALDL9RM

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    I haven’t tested this personally but saved it a while ago. CC276DC8-0ED5-40FD-82B5-8E863B306004.jpeg
     
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  4. AngryArgie

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    1st Run stick it on 12.

    2nd Run I stuck it on 15 till 1200 down to 14.5 till 1400 then up to 16 till 1800 and sprint finish at 18/19 got me in at around 9:04,

    Good luck mate let us know how you get on. You booked one yet?
     
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  5. HotelBravoMike

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    However which way you end up doing it, don't end up doing what I did... zoning out until 2000m and having to crank it as high as it went to make sure I got there in time.

    There's a lot of ways to do it but I think most people tend to vary the speed rather than stick to one speed. I personally like to crank up the speed every few hundred metres, starting on 14kph, until I end on a sprint at 18-19 and it gets me in around 9:30.
     
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  6. HEF_RM

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    Got in booked for next Friday the 16th! :)
     
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  7. HEF_RM

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    Passed with a 11:20 on the first (12.5KPH) and a 9:50 on the second run (14.5)

    Took it pretty chilled, and just kept it on a constant speed, wasn't going for a mega time.
     
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  8. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    You have heard the term " best effort"..this is one thing that should always be applied, even during the recruiting process.!!
     
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  9. Ninja_Stoker

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    Not a bop at the OP (well done), but one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the number of applicants who have never even run on a treadmill until the day of the PJFT itself.

    Treadmill running is quite different to an outdoor run - some find it easy, others quite the opposite, but anyone unfamiliar with treadmill running (which can be ditched entirely after passing the PJFT), would be unwise in the extreme to arrive with the intention of using the first attempt to 'test the water', get used to running on a treadmill "safe" in the knowledge there's another couple of freebies available.

    From a recruiter's perspective it's the very first snapshot to determine whether someone is physically viable ...or raise a prominent question mark over their integrity when comparing what they claim at interview to what they can actually achieve.

    When bidding for a place on PRMC, unless there's an RMAD at that point of selection, the only gauge of preparedness is the PJFT run-time. Anyone who takes three attempts to pass a PJFT will probably find their Careers Adviser is not going to lift heaven & earth to get them on a PRMC that they are probably going to approach with the same mindset as their PJFTs.
     
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  10. ex killick

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    Think you may have to improve that. But, well done anyway.
     
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  11. HotelBravoMike

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    A pass is a pass at the end of the day but to echo what was said above; best effort. Down at PRMC everything is maximum effort and from what I hear in RT it's even more full on. There's only two speeds; standing completely still or moving as fast as you can.

    That being said, congrats and good luck on PRMC!
     
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  12. Chelonian

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    Dreadmills:
    Just to echo the above. Bear in mind that not all treadmills are equal. Get the treadmill miles in to become familiar with the difference compared to road running. And don't do all the training on a 'favourite' treadmill at a local gym. The treadmill experience can vary between machines. Some are better maintained than others. Calibration is another factor; a treadmill which returns 'flattering' results won't do anyone any favours if the PJFT is done on a more accurate machine.
    It's likely that the PJFT will be done on a treadmill one has never used before so minimise unpleasant surprises by training on a variety of machines if possible.
     
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  13. ex killick

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    Treadmills are ace!
     
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    No matter the circumstance- if anyone sees @ex killick running... call the Police.
     
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  15. sharpe

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    Well at least if he’s on a treadmill the foot chase will be brief:)
     
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  16. epicurean

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    Hi, glad you passed medical, I had a 3 month wait too.

    I’ve passed pjft just waiting for prmc. When I use treadmills I set the pace for the first 2.4 at 12kph and that brings me in bang on 12 mins and is a really slow pace.

    On the return run for my actual PJFT I set the pace at 13.8kph and increased it every 400m or so until I was at 20kph.

    On the rare occasion that I use treadmills now I always set it to 15kph for the return run and it brings me in at 9:36 which is a decent return time.

    When I was training for pjft I used this spread sheet which really helps work out your times if you really want to drill into that much. However if you’re doing ok on the road then you’ll be fine.
     

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  17. HEF_RM

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    Hiya mate I passed PJFT on Friday, ran 12.5 and a 14.5, felt horrible on the treadmill so didn't *text deleted* try and go mega and happen to mess up, so just kept it on a set speed. Thanks anyway for the timings always interesting to know. Cheers!
     
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  18. epicurean

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    Well done, it feels good once you’ve got that formality out the way doesn’t it. Have you managed to get a date for your PRMC yet? Mines taking forever to come through
     
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  19. HEF_RM

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    phoned them yesterday and hoping for end of October, they said they are *text deleted* confirm soon
     
  20. ex killick

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    Always topless though! Old threads. Ha