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Navy PRT Run Standards

How to Train for the Navy PRT Run

You can’t avoid the Navy PRT run in boot camp; you have no choice but to run. 

There’s alternate cardio, such as the navy prt rownavy prt bike, and navy prt swim, that you can do once you’re in the fleet. 

But as far as boot camp goes, you will have to run. So to increase your run times, I would suggest training like this on the track:

  • Having a short sprint day
  • A medium run, and then 
  • A long run. 

Sprint Day: Do 10 sets of sprints over 200 meters for your sprint day. You will run as fast as you can for 200 meters. Do that 10 times, resting for a minute in between each sprint. 

Medium Run: For your medium day, do four sets of 400 meters or four sets of 800 meters. That would be one or two miles long. 

Long Run: The Navy PRT tests you for a mile and a half. So you don’t want to train for a mile or a mile and a half. To get faster, you have to train for longer runs. 

So I would also suggest taking a day to run two and a half miles, not killing yourself or going as fast as you can, but just seeing if you can maintain that and not walk. That’s my biggest tipper. 

In boot camp, do not walk when you’re doing the PRT. You will slow down, and your time will suffer. Yet it’s only 10 to 15 minutes of pain.

I knew so many people who got held back in boot camp. And trust me; you do not want to get held back because it’s more time being in the game and in training mode. So avoid this and run as hard as you can.

I threw up almost every single PRT that we ran. Of course, my times could have been better, but you know what? I didn’t get held back, and that’s what mattered. 

George N.