Currently in the application process of joining the royal marines and wondering what kind of running training I should be doing. From what I know there is a good mix of shorter fast running aswell as longer endurance exercises in basic training, aswell as a big focus on bodyweight strength exercises (push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc). I've been mainly focusing on slow easy running but feel as though I need to be doing more intense stuff?.
the rm are looking for self motivators. lazily asking an internet forum for advice disqualifies you.
get of your fat arse and do your own stuff and good luck.
they are a terrific bunch and achieving it will set you up for lidfe, but you need to earn it, not rely on others.
Asking for running advice on a running forum so I can optimally train disqualifies me from joining the marines? Unreal.
Royal Marines put more emphasis on doing PT in full kit. So I'd recommend buy a weight vest and combat boots and run, push ups, pull ups, dips and if there's one near you do a obstacle course in boots and flak. Also practice swimming in boots, that's a pain in the butt most people don't realize till they do it for the first time in boot camp. You don't have to train too intense, just train your endurance right now. They'll work on that intensity and if you've built up your endurance it won't be much to you. Also do some ruck marching. And if there's some one you know that was prior service who knows how to ruck, have him show you how to pack it and put it on. If you don't, it will cause major problems into the later stages of the ruck march.