Royal Marines Commando
- Mar 5, 2014
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when I was in the application stage I would do around 2 booted runs a week and the circuits I conducted would be in boots. Quite a few lads in my troop really struggled running due to the simple fact that they had never used them. They weren’t unfit in any way whatsoever they just couldn’t shift fast enough with essentially a new piece of kit on there feet.I thought you was just referring to the 9 mile speed march.
Yeah I appreciate that but it’s just person specific , Some people who come on here are overweight and unfit and are aspiring to maybe have a career in the military and come on this forum to ask for help wether it weight loss or general advice on their training routine and how to get better at it.
In my situation I didn’t do any physical exercise for 18 months for medical reasons and only started back up doing it again in May so would you advise someone who was carrying 4 stone extra weight and no running backround or physical exercise in that period to lace up a pair of boots and get running?
Theres probably a lot of people who don’t join this forum and post who just browse with the fear they will get ridiculed for not being at a commando level or their current fitness levels will be mocked because their nowhere near the basic standards let alone what’s to be expected through training.
I appreciate why you say you should run in boots as running in trainers is rarely done but at the same time people have to get used to running if their not used to it.
Nobody who starts off running does ridiculous miles or fast times they build up to it and the fact your telling me to get a pair of boots and run in them I’m not sure that’s very smart advice.
Id be very interested to know how many of those who are in the current application are actually running in boots?
Corvo when you applied how often or far was you running in boots? And did you do this when you started off running or did you create a foundation for running first?
Just be interesting to know as others I’m sure will look at this and see your a royal marine and I’m sure will take it as strong advice.
Do a booted run and see how you get on, because your a bigger lad you might actually find it a breeze.
@Langa please? Not putting the lad down, as I’ve been on a TT I have seen where lads fall short and a lot of it is due to the way they trained prior to coming down.