Beginner.

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03/05/2007 at 14:56
Well ive been training for a week running for 20minute with no set distance in mind but i do have a goal which is to join the Army.. i need to run 1.5 mile in about 10mins flat.. which at the minute is unacheivable.. i can run it in about 13-14mins with walkin aswell.. can anyone help me with some running advice? i was gonna follow the 5k beginner regime would it be worht it?

Thanks in advance Mark
03/05/2007 at 16:32
sounds like percect idea Mark, rome wsnt built in a day you know, you'll be surpised how quickly you imporve, book yourself into a local 5k race and use that as your motivation

do you have proper running shoes?
03/05/2007 at 16:34
well i have some nice asics which are nice a comfy when i run..
03/05/2007 at 16:36
lol, ok as long your feet feel comfy, wouldnt be bad idea to get to a proper running shop and get your feet analysed tho, if your wearing wrong shoes it can lead to injury, i ran in worng shoes for over a yr, and wondered why kept getting knee problems!
03/05/2007 at 16:37
I thought army fitness level was more like 12 mins for 1.5M?
10 mins seems a bit harsh.

Anyway, a 5k training prog would probably be an ideal way to go about it.
Once you've got started on it, and can run for at least 30 mins 3 times a week, you could pay particular attention to shorter intervals (running half-mile and/or quarter-mile repetitions at a quicker than average pace).
Good Luck!
03/05/2007 at 16:40
Daz, im joining infantry which is 10:45 i think but i wanna make a good impression..

Dont know where i casn find a proper running store near me
03/05/2007 at 16:40
where you live?
03/05/2007 at 16:41
Leicester in the midlands
03/05/2007 at 16:43
http://www.running-fox.co.uk/
Loughborough near you?
03/05/2007 at 16:51
yeh its just down the road..
03/05/2007 at 16:53
there you go, you'll be in runnin heaven, they will check you out and tell you what shoes suit you best :)
03/05/2007 at 16:55
ok thanks Santababy.. so back to this programme.. if i stick to the 5k beginner how long before i see improvement ive got my army selection in 4 weeks..
03/05/2007 at 16:56
few weeks, 2 probably, soon as you can run for 30 mins you'll be raring to go
03/05/2007 at 16:58
ok thanks alot santababy, much appreciated!

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