You can always tell who is in the military at races..... they are the ones who have a cigarette after they finish the race.
Training wise, find a training plan on the internet and try and stick to it. I know it is dull and boring but regular consistent training in all weather is the way forward (in my opinion). Whether you need to run well will depend on which regiment you are intending to join
Getting used to running with a few Kg's on will help as well, good luck....
I know a chap who smokes 20 per day and recently ran a sub 32 10k.....not helpful but thought i'd mention it. I quit smoking 4 years ago and one of the best things I ever did. I was smoking 30 per day and 20 marlboro red were 5.40 at the time, helped the bank balance a fair bit.
I have been trying to find the NHS site that tells you how long it takes to recover from smoking. Whilst I have never been a smoker I can see how hard it is to quit. There is some good stuff on here, or what I as a non-smoker thinks is good
As above, being able to run will help regardless of regiment; in a regiment where you learn a skill RE, REME etc. being able to run well is useful. If you want to do P company then not being a strong runner is going to be a problem.
But do not forget that even the RAF let you do 9 hours paid pt a week
I agree with the comment about being careful about carrying weight, it is a great way to injure yourself. If you do start light and carry leakproof water containers. That way you can pour some water away if you need to
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2014 |