CFT training

#1
Hi, I used the search function but couldn't find any similar posts... anywho...

I'm currently going through my TA training, now after all the abuse I get is over I need some pointers on how to train for my 8 miler.

I do a run which is nearly 9 miles long and its rather hilly the only problem is that I finish the run with weight (15 kg) in around 1hr 40 mins, I give myself quite a hard warm up before I start. Running on the spot, press ups, sit ups, and the usual stretches.

I have to complete the run in 2 hours and im coming in way ahead of the mark am I doing something wrong? I just want to make sure I'm training correctly so when I attempt the run in March I know what to expect.

Cheers

Merriman

*Edited for mong spelling*
 
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armadillo

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#3
can anyone supply the pre training requirements prior to the actual CFT. Is there a compulsory training prior to the CFT?

I am not after the normal remark its your fitness mate blah blah..... I am after the official traing regimen and advice. This is to prevent guys getting injured unnessarilary.
 
#4
armadillo said:
can anyone supply the pre training requirements prior to the actual CFT. Is there a compulsory training prior to the CFT?

I am not after the normal remark its your fitness mate blah blah..... I am after the official traing regimen and advice. This is to prevent guys getting injured unnessarilary.
TA wise, im pretty sure that the only pre-requisite is to have completed the Risk Reduction Run, ie the 1.5 miler in under 14 minutes. From what I know, if you're in uniform and you don't have a sick chit, then you are presumed to be fit enough to attempt the CFT.

I prepare to be corrected by someone officially in the know.

Prae.
 
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armadillo

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#5
cheers prae took me five minutes to read your post, four minutes staring at your avatar, 1 minute to read the text.
 
#6
merriman said:
Hi, I used the search function but couldn't find any similar posts... anywho...

I'm currently going through my TA training, now after all the abuse I get is over I need some pointers on how to train for my 8 miler.

I do a run which is nearly 9 miles long and its rather hilly the only problem is that I finish the run with weight (15 kg) in around 1hr 40 mins, I give myself quite a hard warm up before I start. Running on the spot, press ups, sit ups, and the usual stratches.

I have to complete the run in 2 hours and im coming in way ahead of the mark am I doing something wrong? I just want to make sure I'm training correctly so when I attempt the run in March I know what to expect.

Cheers

Merriman
I did the CFT on CIC last month before christmas. You'll be fine.
Might be an idea to stop running and up the weight a bit though. Find some hills as you'll be getting a few of those when you do CIC.
 
#7
armadillo said:
cheers prae took me five minutes to read your post, four minutes staring at your avatar, 1 minute to read the text.
What? he wrote something?... where I can't see it between those.... *dribble dribble*
 
#8
If you’re going inf up the weight to 25kgs or combat sup its 20kg check with your unit if you’re not sure,
there is a warm up.... or should be which is the normal run around my beautiful body x amount of times side stepping arm rolling getting you nice and warm for the 8 miler, make sure you pratice in boots as it does make a difference, running in trainers then tabbing in boots are totaly different things,
 

BBear

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#9
IIRC, there should be a few light marches to get the bodies used to it. 2/4/6 milers with increasing weights.

But there is a problem there, your bergan's about 10KG too light!
 
#10
spad said:
If you’re going inf up the weight to 25kgs or combat sup its 20kg check with your unit if you’re not sure,
there is a warm up.... or should be which is the normal run around my beautiful body x amount of times side stepping arm rolling getting you nice and warm for the 8 miler, make sure you pratice in boots as it does make a difference, running in trainers then tabbing in boots are totaly different things,
As I'm RSigs its 15KG but I'll give 20KG a go and see how I get on, and yes I've been running in boots.

Cheers! :D
 

The_Duke

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#11
merriman said:
spad said:
If you’re going inf up the weight to 25kgs or combat sup its 20kg check with your unit if you’re not sure,
there is a warm up.... or should be which is the normal run around my beautiful body x amount of times side stepping arm rolling getting you nice and warm for the 8 miler, make sure you pratice in boots as it does make a difference, running in trainers then tabbing in boots are totaly different things,
As I'm RSigs its 15KG but I'll give 20KG a go and see how I get on, and yes I've been running in boots.

Cheers! :D
Then stop it - you'll hurt yourself! The 8 miler is conducted in just under 2 hours, so approximately 15 minutes per mile pace. This equates to a brisk walk, with the odd bit of doubling to ease the legs off and change the muscle groups being used most heavily.

If you want to see if you are prepared, get your bergan to the correct weight and walk 8 miles in two hours. You will find that you are probably plenty fit enough for the country walk already.
 
#13
I find that the most difficult bit is the pace. I reckon it's easier to jog than to march at the pace ours are conducted at. Of course we all have to take our watches off so we never know what pace we are really doing. :Roll:
 
#14
EX_STAB said:
I find that the most difficult bit is the pace. I reckon it's easier to jog than to march at the pace ours are conducted at. Of course we all have to take our watches off so we never know what pace we are really doing. :Roll:
Ah yes, but the world would end if heaven forbid we fall over and draw blood because of our watches 8O
 
#15
I don't think you are required to take a watch off due to the danger of wearing one, but on events where your are timed you could check yourself and cruise in if you are ahead of time.

Not quite as relevant on a squaded march but similar logic probably applies.
 
#16
sneak said:
I don't think you are required to take a watch off due to the danger of wearing one, but on events where your are timed you could check yourself and cruise in if you are ahead of time.

Not quite as relevant on a squaded march but similar logic probably applies.
no offence but thats a crap excuse, if you can cruise in at the end it just shows that you put the effort in,

i always find the walking part dog shite due to being a short arse but when i jog in the squad (i normally get a marker post) the PTI bitc4es stop joggin and walk, but i have to over strech to keep pace which pis2 me right off, hence why i always opt whne asked for rear marker,
 
#17
sneak said:
I don't think you are required to take a watch off due to the danger of wearing one, but on events where your are timed you could check yourself and cruise in if you are ahead of time.

Not quite as relevant on a squaded march but similar logic probably applies.
Thank God you explained that, I was banging my head off the desk in utter confusion! :crash:
 
#18
spad said:
sneak said:
I don't think you are required to take a watch off due to the danger of wearing one, but on events where your are timed you could check yourself and cruise in if you are ahead of time.

Not quite as relevant on a squaded march but similar logic probably applies.
no offence but thats a crap excuse, if you can cruise in at the end it just shows that you put the effort in,

i always find the walking part dog shite due to being a short arse but when i jog in the squad (i normally get a marker post) the PTI bitc4es stop joggin and walk, but i have to over strech to keep pace which pis2 me right off, hence why i always opt whne asked for rear marker,
I'm 6' and find it easier to trot along at the back than stride out at the front.
 
#19
Civi_Git said:
The CFT's a TAB , not a run mate. You'll be walking, honest. Sounds like you're already fit enough.
It's not a TAB it's a bimble, and it's AFT now not CFT
 
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