Posted on Dec 22, 2018
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I have been on profile since late september for my legs and feet. At first i didnt have to do the pt test at all but now they want me to do the 2.5 mile walk on jan 5th. I just found out last week. Ive heard its hard and i tried to walk myself and im in severe pain. I honestly rather run. I cant afford to fail this test so i need pointers. Please help!
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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I've seen people do the walk and it looks God awful painful.

On a side note, if your profile restricts you from running or walking for the APFT, then you should not be doing those events. It's not a matter of what "they" want, it's a matter of what your profile limits you to. If you can't physically do it you need to revisit your provider.
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SGT James LeFebvre
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No joke, had a MSG who had me pace her for the walk, NOT to help her pace, but to carry the PT jacket when she got too hot. Oh, I was in ACUs, the walk in boots majorly sucks.
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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SGT (Join to see) - I heard the stationary bike was hard too.
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SGT James LeFebvre
SGT James LeFebvre
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SSG Laurie Mullen No joke, showed up to help out, and that's what I ended up doing. Yikes, my legs were DONE after that, plus sweating though it was cool out.
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SSG Laurie Mullen
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I had been an escort a few times when i was stationed at Ft Lewis. The course we used put runners/walkers out of site of the graders so the walkers had to have an NCO escort with them. I hated the walk. I can walk for miles at my own pace, but I would rather run it. You don't have much time to train for it. Read the regulation/FM for physical fitness and learn what the standards are for the walk. Do NOT try to jog a portion of the course. If you are caught jogging part of it, the event could be terminated and you could fail the test.
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SGT Motor Transport Operator
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Do you know where i can find the list of times i have to walk the 2.5 miles in?
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SSG Laurie Mullen
SSG Laurie Mullen
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SGT (Join to see) - I've been retired since 2005 and I think physical fitness publication has changed. You should be able to find it in there. You should be familiar with that publication as an NCO.
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1SG Michael Farrell
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Practice speed walking. Also, do it with a 20 pound rucksack. It will make that very screwy experience a helluva lot easier...running is far easier, but you can't break into a run. So, try to road march it. Good luck.
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