The run took a (worrying) 29mins. The quickest I've done 3 miles before (years ago) was around 20mins so I think I'll make that my first target!
I've heard similar things about swimming so I'll give that ago as well, thanks for the advice. Congratulations on losing a substantial amount of weight as well! How's your running, what kind of times/distance?
My next stop will be the 'stop my legs aching' thread!
The Parachute Regiment is my one and only aim, the Sgt at the AFCO tried encouraging a few more suggestions out of me (probably sized up my lack of fitness) but I stuck with that one.
From what I've seen from reading through a few threads so far is that people on here seem to have a massive wealth of knowledge. Either through years of experience or people just starting out and sharing tips and tricks. I imagine it pays to heed their advice, like Tim above...I can't imagine I'll be running too fast but I'll work on continuous running first and foremost!
I'm not going to be much use in offering any advice but more interested in your Army application. What regiment have you chosen? Job choices?
I'm also looking to join the Army but have been held up in the past with injuries etc. I'm probably 5-6 months away from ADSC and rapidly need to start running again. I'm off to try a 3miler tomorrow and I'll have a crack at 1.5 miles best effort, at some point this week. Just to see what my 'base' fitness is...I'm guessing pretty poor! I'll let you know my time so you can be confident that you won't be as bad as me!
Just thought I'd pipe up instead of just lurking in the background!
My current state of fitness is firmly in the 'horifically poor' category and the time has come to get a grip of it. I'm nearly 25 and around 17st, a fact that haunts me! As with most cases, it's been down to a lack of exercise and a very very poor diet, both things that I need to change. 'Back in the day' my running and fitness wasn't too bad so getting back to that stage is a definite target.
I can't even remember the last time I went for a run so tomorrow's attempt at a 3miler should be insteresting...I'll get there, it just depends whether I need a stopwatch or a calendar to record my time.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi but it turned into a bit of a catharsis!