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Hi guys, got a basic question on the Royal Marines training program off the mod website. It states a 2 mile run that has to be at a (11mm) this can’t be 11 minute mile or am I wrong?

Appreciate any help.
 

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Hi guys, got a basic question on the Royal Marines training program off the mod website. It states a 2 mile run that has to be at a (11mm) this can’t be 11 minute mile or am I wrong?

Appreciate any help.

If you don't mind me asking what is your current fitness level?

I've just had a quick glance over their training program and I believe that is what they're saying , 11 minute miles. That is a very slow pace and perhaps use their training program for the first couple of weeks however if you're at a reasonable level of fitness already jump onto Arny's plan (https://www.royalmarines.uk/threads/prmc-training-plan-by-arny01.85153/) and have a go at that. If you are giving it a crack I'd suggest 50% volume for the first 1/2 weeks and then in increments slowly add more distance/ increase the average pace of your runs.

If you are very much a beginner then I'd stick to that Royal Marines issued plan for the time being until you feel confident to move on.

(also interesting to see they're recommending load carries/runs but in trainers?!?!?!?)
 
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(also interesting to see they're recommending load carries/runs but in trainers?!?!?!?)

I took a quick squiz at the PDF and the message could be a bit ambiguous. It doesn't explicitly specify that the load carry should be a walk rather than a run. I can't help thinking that many lads might assume that it's a run.

"To be conducted in trainers and the weight is to be carried in a ruck sack"

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/medi...oin/4857_gftj_preprmc_fitness_plan_pdf_v1.pdf
 

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I took a quick squiz at the PDF and the message could be a bit ambiguous. It doesn't explicitly specify that the load carry should be a walk rather than a run. I can't help thinking that many lads might assume that it's a run.

"To be conducted in trainers and the weight is to be carried in a ruck sack"

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/medi...oin/4857_gftj_preprmc_fitness_plan_pdf_v1.pdf

I always thought as well any weighted phys should always be done in boots. Trainers just don’t support the ankle enough especially when you’re carrying 30lbs+ and you’ve potentially never carried that sort of weight over any distance before.

I can see what they’re trying to achieve but I just think they should change that to wearing more supportive footwear.
 
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