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Ndent5  
#641 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 5:07:36 AM(UTC)
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That's good to hear that it's on the applicant to reschedule. It puts the ownership on the applicant and it also take a little pressure and stress off the initial PFT. Right now I am hitting between 13-16 points. My pushups and sit ups aren't going as well as I had hoped but it may be and hopefully is because I haven't rested for the two workouts in a while. I typically am getting 32 pushups that should count and about 43 sit ups. Both are on the edge of an additional point. The push ups are what worry me just because if they disallow two then I am done...

the sprint I am typically getting 4 and the final run I am at 6-7 points comfortably.

So for those that are struggling with the 1.5 typically it's your over all endurance that is preventing you from hitting your time. You have the leg turn over but need additional endurance. So the easiest way to figure out how fast you need to be running your 3-5 mile endurance run is but running @ 85% of your goals 1.5 mile run. So if your goal is 6.45 pace then your long runs should be around 7.40-7.50. This will improve your endurance yet still keeping leg turnover. I would suggest 5 runs a week, 2 endurance based, 2 speed to interval based and one super easy. If you plan on 4 days then 2 endurance based and 1 speed.

Another way is intervals. I agree with what was said previously that 800's are the BEST intervals to use, however the pacing and the rest is what make them great. There are two ways to look at rest... either 1 min or until your heart rate returns to normal recovery HR (around 120). As for pacing you should be aiming for the same pace on all 4-6 of them. The best way to figure that out is the 85% rule.... once again if your goal 1.5 mile pace is 6.45 then you are looking at doing your 800's around 5.45-5.50 pace. DM me if you have any questions.
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#642 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 7:52:31 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Ndent, good PT stuff on here, I'm older and I used to run 2 miles in about 12 min...but now that's barely my 1.5 mile run time so it sucks to face that in yourself...but I digress. My scores do fluctuate from passing to not passing depending on the day, and I have my 2nd chance coming up soon. Any pre food ideas? like what to eat/ do a few days leading up to the PFT? I would much rather be at my best and feeling good during the events, mind and body type of stuff. Thanks again to everyone for their insight.

Also I am in that low carb lifestyle, and I feel good physically testing myself, but reading some peoples posts on other sites, they are saying to get off low carb and to load up on carbs before the test. I was gonna test myself before on low carb and then again after having carbs and see which scores are better. What do you or any other health people recommend? thank you!
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I was a low carber before. I think you gotta carb up. All the events excluding maybe the 1.5, but especially the 300m are gonna be all glycogen fueled. I mean you can fat fuel them but it’s not gonna be as good.

I’d test it like you said, but low carb is not good for PFTs, or really anything that isn’t endurance based primarily. I don’t even think top endurance athletes low carb.
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#644 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 11:31:32 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: chipperjones Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Ndent, good PT stuff on here, I'm older and I used to run 2 miles in about 12 min...but now that's barely my 1.5 mile run time so it sucks to face that in yourself...but I digress. My scores do fluctuate from passing to not passing depending on the day, and I have my 2nd chance coming up soon. Any pre food ideas? like what to eat/ do a few days leading up to the PFT? I would much rather be at my best and feeling good during the events, mind and body type of stuff. Thanks again to everyone for their insight.

Also I am in that low carb lifestyle, and I feel good physically testing myself, but reading some peoples posts on other sites, they are saying to get off low carb and to load up on carbs before the test. I was gonna test myself before on low carb and then again after having carbs and see which scores are better. What do you or any other health people recommend? thank you!


Yay! I was approved to post! I sent a PM to Chipperjones but I think this would help others too:

I'll use my set up as an example with the assumption of a PFT starting at 8am - I am done eating 40g of plain oatmeal prepared with water plus 1 serving of protein powder mixed with water only by 6:45am. add an apple or some berries if your body needs more carbs or if you cant handle plain food (I'm a 130ish lb female so males should adjust accordingly) This gives my body time to get it in and in a place where I wont want to throw it up and it's in my system.

Ndent5  
#645 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 11:36:15 AM(UTC)
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Random side question, roughly how long does it take or should it take to get the email to confirm the interview schedule after you complete phase 2 written? Took the written last Friday. Just curious.
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#646 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 11:45:58 AM(UTC)
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Sad to say that I did not pass my fit test. I cruised through everything until the 1.5 mile and I just died. Even though I passed it in mock tests, I don't think I was training appropriately to pass the actual test. I'm shooting for a re-test in 6 weeks and am now following a fitness program designed to pass the FBI PFT. Hopefully I can still get into an academy class this year if I pass in May.


I hear ya. I just failed my second attempt at the pft. I would have passed my test if my 300 sprint was just 3 seconds faster. I was so mad at myself. I have one more chance before June to pass. I was passing it in all of the practice tests that I gave myself. I think my problem is that I lose focus when I am sprinting. I'll be working on it as much as I can. It doesn't help that I had mono earlier this year. My doctor almost wouldn't approve me to take the pft this last time.
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#647 Posted : Monday, April 22, 2019 3:43:15 PM(UTC)
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I actually just read back over the email I received for the M&G invite and it says: no bullet points and use the STAR method to write paragraphs that correspond to the core competencies.

That's extremely bizarre. That's not even a resume. That's a pre-written script of your interview.



Wow my M&G was nothing like that. I wonder if they vary from FO to FO or this is a new policy change.

Mine consisted of getting a phone call from my AC the day before to come in. It was just a 1 on 1 Q&A session in a private room and the AC wanting to get to know me as well as explaining the applicant process.


Mine was very similar to that.

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#648 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:40:11 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know how soon the POLY is after the PSI?
Applied-10/21/18
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Phase 2-Written-1/18/19
Phase 2-Panel-2/11/19
PFT-4/7/19-PASS
PS-5/7/19
POLY-?
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#649 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:02:45 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know how soon the POLY is after the PSI?


I think mine was a week apart, maybe less. It definitely wasn't long though,
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#650 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:53:48 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know how soon the POLY is after the PSI?


I think mine was a week apart, maybe less. It definitely wasn't long though,


Thank you. I drive 5 hrs one way to my nearest FO so I have to get the days off in advance.
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RMart3  
#651 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:45:09 AM(UTC)
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Mine was exactly 7 business days from my PSI. Hope this info gives you a better idea.

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Does anyone know how soon the POLY is after the PSI?


Applied - 6/18
Phase 1 - 8/18
M&G - 8/18
Ranking - Competitive
Phase 2 - 10/18
PFT - 2/19
PSI - 3/19
Poly - 4/19
Medical - 4/19
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#652 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:29:02 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone had a delay in getting their conditional offer after they pass the PFT? I took mine last Wednesday and haven't heard a peep. I know the portal says they are supposed to go out within 72 hours after passing.
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#653 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:58:59 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone had a delay in getting their conditional offer after they pass the PFT? I took mine last Wednesday and haven't heard a peep. I know the portal says they are supposed to go out within 72 hours after passing.


I had almost a full work week between my PFT and my offer. It's a processing delay. pretty expected with easter and passover

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#654 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:36:51 PM(UTC)
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For newer applicants, the PFT is now done before beginning Phase 2. I just got confirmation from the Houston FO. They schedule it right after the M&G.

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#655 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:39:58 PM(UTC)
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Mine was exactly 7 business days from my PSI. Hope this info gives you a better idea.

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Does anyone know how soon the POLY is after the PSI?




It does, Thanks. That will help with work scheduling.
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Phase 2-Written-1/18/19
Phase 2-Panel-2/11/19
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PS-5/7/19
POLY-?
RMart3  
#656 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:53:00 PM(UTC)
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Yes, I didn’t get my CO until 1-2 weeks after completing my PFT. Thought they forgot about me at first. Hang on, it will come.

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Has anyone had a delay in getting their conditional offer after they pass the PFT? I took mine last Wednesday and haven't heard a peep. I know the portal says they are supposed to go out within 72 hours after passing.


Applied - 6/18
Phase 1 - 8/18
M&G - 8/18
Ranking - Competitive
Phase 2 - 10/18
PFT - 2/19
PSI - 3/19
Poly - 4/19
Medical - 4/19
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#657 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:37:20 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone had a delay in getting their conditional offer after they pass the PFT? I took mine last Wednesday and haven't heard a peep. I know the portal says they are supposed to go out within 72 hours after passing.



Two weeks here as well
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#658 Posted : Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:58:07 PM(UTC)
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Hey Everyone! I wanted to update y'all. The PFT is right before Phrase 2.

App: 2/8/19
P1: 3/5/19
M&G: 4/18/19
PFT: 5/10/19
P2?
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