I had six weeks to get ready for my PFT. I was out of shape bad. I started by running around the block it was March and cold. First time I stopped halfway around. Got in my car clocked it on the odometer one lap seven tenths of a mile. Next day ran a little further checked the time on the watch over twenty minutes under seven tenths of a mile. I was discouraged. I realized I was running on a hill the PFT is done on a track so I started training on a track.I bought comfortable light weight running shoes(you will need them for the academy anyway) and a stopwatch. I was former military and they do a two mile run so I trained by running two miles, my theory was if you run two miles at a good time we'll say twenty minutes you should have no problem with the mile and half run because you can increase the pace a little mentally you use to running a further distance and a mile and a half will seem easy. I would either run two miles a day before or after work sometimes both. I knew somebody that was also training for the PFT and he would bring his girlfriend to the park and they would run together he would run at her pace it was more or less like a date and wonders why he failed the run. You got to train alone with no distractions. I remember going on a strict diet of salads, slim fast,tuna and chicken. My theory was lighter is quicker.I lost thirty pounds in that six weeks. I took a multivitamin. I remember at the time saying to myself if you quit you will miss out on a Forty thousand dollar a year job. The pay has gone up since then. Anyway hope this was a little helpful just don't quit it can be done. Good luck with the test Saturday. JGHjyanis";p="59740 said:Anyone have a running program for someone who has to make a 1.5 mile timed run and HATES to run?? Looking for a program to follow to help get the times down.
Who are you bullshitting Doug? You did not run a 15 min 3 mile PFT. So lemme get this straight, you did the 80 situps in less than 2 mins, 20 dead hang pull-ups, and ran a 15 min 3 mile PFT as you were suffering with pneumonia?Doug";p="59773 said:Being in the marine corps for 5 years now and being a police officer in Maine the best way to get ready for a 1.5 pt run is to run more than that. Practice jogging 2 miles for a couple weeks until you get used to it. Like someone said before make sure you do sprints at the end of your run. It's the only way to increase your stamina as well as your speed. After a couple weeks try to run 3 miles. So even if you feel like shit on the day of you pt test, you will still do great. Hell i ran 6 miles in the corps, and my test is for only 3 miles. I had pneumonia and I did the 3 mile test in 15 minutes flat. Run every other day and eat healthy. Be patient. It comes with time and working hard at it.