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hey sorry guys if this is a stupid question. my recruiter gave me boots to attend a look at life for royal engineers and he said to keep them. i have got my selection on the 14th of august and then basic if i pass. i was just wondering if its worth training in them before i go to selection and basic or isit just pointless? any help is appreciated :D
 
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welshlad91 said:
hey sorry guys if this is a stupid question. my recruiter gave me boots to attend a look at life for royal engineers and he said to keep them. i have got my selection on the 14th of august and then basic if i pass. i was just wondering if its worth training in them before i go to selection and basic or isit just pointless? any help is appreciated :D
Go walking in them, avoid running in them unless you've already done some boot runs. Even then, keep it down.
 
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EX_STAB said:
welshlad91 said:
hey sorry guys if this is a stupid question. my recruiter gave me boots to attend a look at life for royal engineers and he said to keep them. i have got my selection on the 14th of august and then basic if i pass. i was just wondering if its worth training in them before i go to selection and basic or isit just pointless? any help is appreciated :D
Go walking in them, avoid running in them unless you've already done some boot runs. Even then, keep it down.
well we done the assault course in them on the look at life course. can i just ask why avoid running in them? would i actually gain anything by training in them?
 
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welshlad91 said:
EX_STAB said:
welshlad91 said:
hey sorry guys if this is a stupid question. my recruiter gave me boots to attend a look at life for royal engineers and he said to keep them. i have got my selection on the 14th of august and then basic if i pass. i was just wondering if its worth training in them before i go to selection and basic or isit just pointless? any help is appreciated :D
Go walking in them, avoid running in them unless you've already done some boot runs. Even then, keep it down.
well we done the assault course in them on the look at life course. can i just ask why avoid running in them? would i actually gain anything by training in them?
I assume you're already doing a fair amount of running in running shoes. If you start doing a lot of running in boots (which odds are you're not used to wearing) you will probably be "overtraining" and may injure yourself. Better to start doing lots of brisk walking in the boots and get used to wearing boots. Good THICK socks are important.

Once you're used to wearing boots regularly and doing distances in them and assuming you are already doing lots of running then by all means start running in boots. However, ask yourself this:

Why does the army not do PT in boots anymore? ;)
 
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EX_STAB said:
Why does the army not do PT in boots anymore? ;)
Some of us still do :wink:
 
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EX_STAB said:
welshlad91 said:
EX_STAB said:
welshlad91 said:
hey sorry guys if this is a stupid question. my recruiter gave me boots to attend a look at life for royal engineers and he said to keep them. i have got my selection on the 14th of august and then basic if i pass. i was just wondering if its worth training in them before i go to selection and basic or isit just pointless? any help is appreciated :D
Go walking in them, avoid running in them unless you've already done some boot runs. Even then, keep it down.
well we done the assault course in them on the look at life course. can i just ask why avoid running in them? would i actually gain anything by training in them?
I assume you're already doing a fair amount of running in running shoes. If you start doing a lot of running in boots (which odds are you're not used to wearing) you will probably be "overtraining" and may injure yourself. Better to start doing lots of brisk walking in the boots and get used to wearing boots. Good THICK socks are important.

Once you're used to wearing boots regularly and doing distances in them and assuming you are already doing lots of running then by all means start running in boots. However, ask yourself this:

Why does the army not do PT in boots anymore? ;)
oh ok thanks makes sense! i thought the army does do PT in boots lol. dont you have to do everything in your boots in basic?
 
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Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
EX_STAB said:
Why does the army not do PT in boots anymore? ;)
Some of us still do :wink:
Ditto. I don't see why so many units don't do PT in boots; on ops, you will run in your boots; train as you mean to go on. If people get injured, then the boots need redesigning; the army should not have to adapt its practices, consequently impacting on operational effectiveness, because of kit limitations. We train in helmets because if we were to wear DPM baseball caps then the unfamiliarity of helmets would cause problems on ops (and we'd look like chavs).

(And before I got a pair of Lowas, I used to do all my PT in CABs without a problem. Just get some sorbothane-type insoles and break the boots in well first).
 
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I'd wear them for walking around in etc good chance you've been a soft shoe shuffler (ie trainer wearer) for most of your day's by wearing them it will should toughen up your feet and the boots will be broken in nicely by the time you start basic
 
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but would i use them boots for basic or would i get new ones?
 
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welshlad91 said:
but would i use them boots for basic or would i get new ones?
You will get new ones
 
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rockape1 said:
Hi m8 seems the army dont use boots to run in anymore , if u going for raf regiment gunner or marines i would say yes .

:roll: stay off the drugs or try and borrow the family brain cell at least once before posting.
 
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Sandy_The_Guvnor said:
welshlad91 said:
but would i use them boots for basic or would i get new ones?
You will get new ones
oh i thought so... so its pointless running in these ones cause ill have 2 break my new ones in anyway isi?
 
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rockape1 said:
Hi m8 seems the army dont use boots to run in anymore , if u going for raf regiment gunner or marines i would say yes .
Errrrrm.......yes it it does you cock.

Welshlad PT is made up of many differnet areas, its not just all about running. When you progress in your phase 1 or CIC you will do more and more Green PT. This could be anything from a TAB or booted run to assault courses, casualty carries and log runs. It'll be mixed up with normal trainer runs and circuits. Dont worry, your staff know what they're doing, you'll be pushed to your limits but you will be fit as fcuk before long.
 
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Old_Gregg said:
rockape1 said:
Hi m8 seems the army dont use boots to run in anymore , if u going for raf regiment gunner or marines i would say yes .
Errrrrm.......yes it it does you c***.

Welshlad PT is made up of many differnet areas, its not just all about running. When you progress in your phase 1 or CIC you will do more and more Green PT. This could be anything from a TAB or booted run to assault courses, casualty carries and log runs. It'll be mixed up with normal trainer runs and circuits. Dont worry, your staff know what they're doing, you'll be pushed to your limits but you will be fit as fcuk before long.
oh right thanks for that i just cant wait to get in like ::D i just hope i pass selection on the 14th :p
 
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You will get issued new boots anyway in CIC, you CANNOT take your own. so there really is no point, unless you want the experince of running in boots.

Your gunna love the steeple chase in week 12 :p
 
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ok cheers mate :D
 
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