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Aardvark  
#1 Posted : Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:12:31 AM(UTC)
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I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?
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I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?
You've been asking about the PFT for 2 years now?

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I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?
You've been asking about the PFT for 2 years now?



I passed the PFT last year, got to the interview portion and didn’t go as I hoped. Spent some time working on bettering my PFT score and interview skills and am reapplying. I am reapplying at a different time of the year which would likely have me take the PFT in some of the coldest months of my state. So, I want to be as prepared as possible going into this the second and last time.

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I want to say you might have the option to wait. Like if you have a year and they schedule you for February, you can just tell them you'd rather wait until the next test they have. I overheard the applicant coordinator telling someone who did not pass they would be put on the monthly email list and only to respond yes when they felt ready but it still had to be within the allowed time frame. I'm pretty sure they also said, at this particular field office, they run the tests every month until the weather gets really bad. My guess would be January / February they only run if someone asks and their clock is about to expire, otherwise they run 9-10 per year.
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I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?


I know my office has an indoor location they in the winter. Not sure what specific weather will make them move it indoors.
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For the colder months, I use compression running pants. Basically think of yoga pants. I buy them a size up since I am using them just for the warmth, not for the restrictive compression. I also wear normal jogging shorts over these so no one sees my mammoth junk flailing about. Gloves and running ski mask also help. This isn't difficult, just google cold weather running and you will get all the stuff you need.
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For the colder months, I use compression running pants. Basically think of yoga pants. I buy them a size up since I am using them just for the warmth, not for the restrictive compression. I also wear normal jogging shorts over these so no one sees my mammoth junk flailing about. Gloves and running ski mask also help. This isn't difficult, just google cold weather running and you will get all the stuff you need.


I get the idea most, if not all, (male) SA applicants have to struggle with mammoth junk. On behalf of everyone, thank you for the tip.

I might also have to check out one of these running ski masks to help with my cold face. I always run at night so further scaring the ***** out of the 1 or 2 random people I see will just be a bonus.
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For the colder months, I use compression running pants. Basically think of yoga pants. I buy them a size up since I am using them just for the warmth, not for the restrictive compression. I also wear normal jogging shorts over these so no one sees my mammoth junk flailing about. Gloves and running ski mask also help. This isn't difficult, just google cold weather running and you will get all the stuff you need.


Is this person an actual SA applicant or one of those people who just troll the threads?
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I assure you that my junk is quite mammoth.

Just ask your mother

further evidence:
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For the colder months, I use compression running pants. Basically think of yoga pants. I buy them a size up since I am using them just for the warmth, not for the restrictive compression. I also wear normal jogging shorts over these so no one sees my mammoth junk flailing about. Gloves and running ski mask also help. This isn't difficult, just google cold weather running and you will get all the stuff you need.


Is this person an actual SA applicant or one of those people who just troll the threads?


amazingly enough he seems to be real
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Originally Posted by: Aardvark Go to Quoted Post
I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?




if you're at quantico between december - march, you'll be expected to take your PFT as scheduled unless the base is shut down. If there is snow on the track, they'll plow the street and you'll do your 300 and 1.5 mile on the street.

Train outside, get used to it, and be prepared for Q.
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Originally Posted by: Nola504 Go to Quoted Post

if you're at quantico between december - march, you'll be expected to take your PFT as scheduled unless the base is shut down. If there is snow on the track, they'll plow the street and you'll do your 300 and 1.5 mile on the street.

Train outside, get used to it, and be prepared for Q.


whoaaa does this mean that 300m is in a straight line?

edit: what about the 1.5m? For pacing, I need to be told every lap (6x) what my current time is.

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#14 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:28:45 AM(UTC)
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I was just curious on how the PFT is completed in winter months of the northern/colder states. Will the PFT still take place outside when it’s 0- 30 degrees or will the test take place indoors/postponed until a warmer day comes?




if you're at quantico between december - march, you'll be expected to take your PFT as scheduled unless the base is shut down. If there is snow on the track, they'll plow the street and you'll do your 300 and 1.5 mile on the street.

Train outside, get used to it, and be prepared for Q.


That then leads to the question of what shuts the base down? I'm an upstate New Yorker, so school was open for anything less than a foot of snow an hour (sustained), but I've been in VA/MD area where they declared a state of emergency for 2" anticipated overnight.

Besides, the cold just builds character, right?
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Originally Posted by: FBItoHRT Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Nola504 Go to Quoted Post

if you're at quantico between december - march, you'll be expected to take your PFT as scheduled unless the base is shut down. If there is snow on the track, they'll plow the street and you'll do your 300 and 1.5 mile on the street.

Train outside, get used to it, and be prepared for Q.


whoaaa does this mean that 300m is in a straight line?

edit: what about the 1.5m? For pacing, I need to be told every lap (6x) what my current time is.


I've been training on an indoor 1/8th mile track (200m) and was really uncomfortable with my 300m sprint times for a while - those turns really add seconds on. Took my test on a 'normal' 400m track and ran it almost 8 seconds faster than my indoor times last week. I'd love a straight sprint option. I used to be at a base that allowed you to take your 1.5 mile run in a straight line and put my best times on those runs - but I had a watch and could pace myself. I can't imagine having no reference (by observer or watch) and not feeling impending doom the entire run.

Maybe that's their trick - put the fear of survival in you to in order to up the passing score rates for the class?

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Nola504  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:05:47 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FBItoHRT Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Nola504 Go to Quoted Post

if you're at quantico between december - march, you'll be expected to take your PFT as scheduled unless the base is shut down. If there is snow on the track, they'll plow the street and you'll do your 300 and 1.5 mile on the street.

Train outside, get used to it, and be prepared for Q.


whoaaa does this mean that 300m is in a straight line?

edit: what about the 1.5m? For pacing, I need to be told every lap (6x) what my current time is.


yes, your 300 m is straight in the street, and the street has a slight incline, so you'll run up.
If youre running in the street, you wont find out your time until you complete the 1.5 mile, no split times. However, when I went through, everyone was setting PR's on the 1.5 mile run because everyone was pushing themselves more since no one knew where we would turn around or what our time was at.


As far as when does the base get shut down, it will get shut down for snow/icy roads, but those are few and far between. And remember, if the base gets shutdown, you'll be making up a workday on the weekend so almost better to just keep it open.
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If youre running in the street, you wont find out your time until you complete the 1.5 mile, no split times. However, when I went through, everyone was setting PR's on the 1.5 mile run because everyone was pushing themselves more since no one knew where we would turn around or what our time was at.
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let me guess, no stopwatches are allowed?
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no you cannot wear watches or jewelry during your PFT or any PT/DT during Q.
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techinically its not jewelry, its a counting device.

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