Hello, little about me I've been training 11 months, when i first started I was 20st and currently 14st 10 and can run the 1.5 mile in 12.23! I passed Pre-Selection on monday and they want to send me away for selection end of feb.. Is there any chance of me cutting the 1min23sec of in 1 month? I currently go to a Military bootcamp x3 a week, 1 4/5 mile steady jog and sprints..
Is this a good thing to do or should i be mixing it up a little more?
Thanks for any replies, Mark!
I'm sure that others will be along soon with more solid training advice, but from what I know, having done this activity a few times, is that fartleks are your friend. Look to do more running to the max of 3 miles and chuck in a few faster sections during the run
I would also say that on the day you'll be properly warmed up and I would also add in the fact that you'll not be doing this alone and you'll find extra incentive as you run as part of a group.
Finally, you will also find some extra advice on www.Arrse.co.uk
Good luck !
Couple more things
- do you need to hit 11mins ? I thought run times related to the Regt/Corps you were applying for
-they wouldn't have put you forward if they didn't think you could do it
I still thinks it's appalling that an overweight middle aged average running slow coach like me can easilly beat the ops time... I could pass the other tests too. I shouldn't be able to.
I know what you mean Lardarse!!
Very true, Lardarse, but my understanding is that these are very much entrance level tests.
After x number of weeks training, particularly for Infantry, there would be a huge improvement.
Hi Everyone - There is a new website that has a lot of resources for people who are joining or considering The Army. It has details on all the physical tests for selection and a lot of resources for getting to the required level of fitness. www.armyfitnesstest.co.uk
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