Three Weeks Until 1.5 Mile Test...Tips?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by PCP319, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Cmart

    Cmart Aspiring Milo

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Messages:
    10,879
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    37 times in the last week, he's posted in other threads.
     
  2. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    6,967
    Likes Received:
    2,750
    Location:
    Watching a snail crawl along a straight razor.
    The suspense is killing me i need to know
     
    ssBaldy and mike sherry like this.
  3. PCP319

    PCP319 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    308
    Sorry for the wait. Update:

    Test was delayed a few weeks. Felt great, gave me more time to prepare, was getting good times. Then my leg started hurting really bad.

    My blood clots ended up coming back with a vengeance, and started traveling up my body. They almost broke off to my lungs. Back on blood thinners, but can barely walk right now. And the department doesn't like the risk.

    I absolutely refuse to go on disability, so I will not be able to continue employment with the police department right now. I have already received job offers elsewhere, so there will be a smooth transition.

    I'm also hoping to get into the local IBEW union, and I'll try to get on there.

    My police career doesn't have to be over, it's just a temporary setback. If anything, more motivation to lose tons of weight. For now, all I can do is move on.
     
    Inverse, ripskater and GearSolidMetal like this.
  4. PCP319

    PCP319 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    308
    I got myself into this mess, I'll get myself out.
     
    Palis, Inverse and ripskater like this.
  5. Protectandserve

    Protectandserve Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6,121
    Likes Received:
    6,021
    Location:
    'Murica
    Christ man. Did you resign in lieu of termination?
     
  6. PCP319

    PCP319 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    308
    No, but they would've asked me to go on disability. I took the hint. Sucks, but I'll have to focus on school and move on.
     
  7. bushman505

    bushman505 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2016
    Messages:
    6,502
    Likes Received:
    8,385
    Location:
    SW Alaska

    <6>


    Damn dude....lol.

    Honestly though, sorry your career took a nose dive and I hope you get your health back but it's good to see law enforcement agencies enforcing some sort of standard.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
  8. MysticCam

    MysticCam Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,578
    Likes Received:
    5,243
    Damn that's a rough L to take rooting for you Sherbro good Luck
     
  9. Dream Evil

    Dream Evil Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,642
    Likes Received:
    2,033
    Honestly man, it's better it happened this way rather than you have a heart attack trying to chase down a suspect.

    Try to take it as a learning experience and come back ready next time.
     
    bushman505 likes this.
  10. Inverse

    Inverse Ginger Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    11,921
    Location:
    Scotland
    Hope you get well soon. You can make a comeback from this - focus, determination and putting in the work.

    Best of luck.
     
  11. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    9,125
    Likes Received:
    3,041
    Location:
    Not apologizing
    Roller coaster of a thread.
     
  12. Wikinger

    Wikinger Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    15
    and why did you discontinue your anticoagulation in the first place? and how did you know that your dramatic Return to Clotting was upon you? what were the specific symptoms? and what is your clotting disorder called? (you can look one up if need be_

    but there's always this simple moral to the story: keep taking your fucking VKA. it appears as though your adherence discipline to meds for a life threatening condition is as good as your adherence discipline to exercise.

    when it comes down to it, if it smells like horseshit, it probably is...
     
  13. PCP319

    PCP319 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    308
    Woah, assumption much? My hematologist took me off of it (Xarelto). I knew because blood clots hurt, and I know the pain, among other things, like swelling and redness. Not sure what you're implying. Factor II. They gave me Coumadin in the ER, stomach injection, 5mg. When I was discharged the next night, was on 15mg x 2 for thirty days, 20mg x 1 after that.
     
  14. Wikinger

    Wikinger Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    15
    it's funny cuz you don't see all the contradictions in this. (obesity is a risk factor with thrombophilic conditions, too - behavioral adherence, too!)

    lemme guess - you lied and didn't tell your employeers this relevant medical fact. and maybe check on a new HEM. if your clots are as common as you claim, why the hell did you w/d it? and also in a potential full contact job, an AC that doesn't have reversal?

    so yes, maybe I'm assuming too much. Regardles, the BS o meter is still going on there.

    rack me. out.
     
  15. PCP319

    PCP319 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2017
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    308
    I'd rather take the risk of non reversal than have to get stomach injections daily or weekly blood tests and doctor visits.
     
  16. ens189

    ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    9,125
    Likes Received:
    3,041
    Location:
    Not apologizing
    Well I'm not a big fatty and I've been trying to get my 1.5 down below 11 minutes. I have a tryout for pre-selection for BORTAC on Wednesday and have to be under 11:30 for that (I've got a good cushion right now). But the guys say that to pass selection (in October) I probably want to be under 10.

    I ran a 10:37 on Sunday but that felt about as fast as I can go. Tips for training this besides just doing as many 1.5s as possible?
     
  17. ripskater

    ripskater Steel Belt Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Messages:
    34,402
    Likes Received:
    30,333
    If you have extra weight, drop it.
    Keep getting in your running. Don't overtrain though.
    Do mobility and prehab rehab work.
    work on your core.
     
  18. Genghiz

    Genghiz Blue Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    146

    The 1.5 is primarily aerobic. 80% of your training should be long easy miles (think aerobic base building) tapering off to a few blocks of speed/tempo work right before the test.
     
    Al Gorithm and mike sherry like this.
  19. Chazz Reinhold

    Chazz Reinhold Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    432
    Location:
    eating meatloaf in moms basement
    good luck buddy. I took the police test 20 yrs ago and we had to do 1.5 in 12 minutes. definitely doable. try slow long runs then opposite days do sprints . if you've never really run before you can use the treadmill to workout your pace to get under 14 minutes.
     
    ripskater likes this.
  20. Al Gorithm

    Al Gorithm Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,329
    Likes Received:
    3,887

    I take it you skimmed over the part where after years of neglect TS' s health went into a tailspin under the pressure of his new exercise program , forcing him to resign from the police force and he has switched gears completely and is now trying to become an electrician.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017
    Cmart likes this.

Share This Page