YEO! As some of you may know, I'm in the middle of joining HM Royal Navy and with that, running is very important. You must do the 1.5 miler inside 11mins and 13 seconds. A few weeks ago I was hitting around 11:15 and 11:10.
Today I did the 1.5 miler in 10:55. Last week you guys suggested I add on an extra mile or so onto my run, so for the past week, I added an extra mile onto my run. So this is proof that increasing the distance does help you run harder for longer.
I could go for an easier option and go for army. Depending on regiment or Corps, gender and age, it can vary between 14 and 10 mins... lol but na. I will stick with navy. The Army had their chance. Only difference is army train longer where as navy cram all the stuff army do into 10 weeks.
So n e whoo, Thanks guys for your advice! Much appreciated
Thank you Springle, much appreciated. I have now planned out a 2.5 mile route which I will start as soon as I can. Your guidance won't go ignored. That and I will probably request that the redcaps chase me round the course with the dogs lol. But in all seriousness, thank you. I will keep y'all updated on my progress
Thank you guys. My recruiter has asked me to call back when I can do it easily. I'm still in my 3 year countdown. I met him on Saturday and he asked my progress and said if I can do it in October, I could very well be sent to basic within 12 months.
I will take your advice on board and increase my distance at an easier pace. Others have advised me that eating a banana an hour or two before will help. Someone else said a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce the night before, or some couscous, wholegrain cereal in the morning, banana before the run and an energy drink or bar on the morning.
One other friend who was in the army told me to drink a can of redbull before the run. But I am highly unsure of this as I know redbull sends your heart rate skywards... and with running going to increase my heart rate, I don't fancy collapsing midway round the course, especially if there're puddles lol.
Hi guys. This is my first post so go easy on me lol.
I'm in the middle of joining the Royal Navy. It's a tough career and the training is pretty intense.
I have a fitness test to pass in which I must complete a mile and a half in 11mins 13 seconds. There are times I can do it - barely. The other day I ran it non-stop at 11mins 26, though granted, I ran a bit further than the mile and a half (a handful of meters and stopped about 8-10 seconds to unlock phone to check time)
I would like to improve this eventually to around 10mins 30. But that is a bit off yet. I could have the test in around October time. So I wish to ask you for a few tips from the pros here on how to ensure I shave off those vital seconds to ensure I pass.
Keep in mind, I don;t intend to stop running after my test. I currently warm up walk a mile to my start point and run back, plus the half mile, 3 days on and one day off. I'm 23 and my area is hilly in which I train.
What should I eat the day before and on the morning to help improve performance? What can I do in the run up to the test day in order to try and shave off those seconds?
I am very grateful for all help given.
I know a mile and a half in 11 mins seems easy for most here, but now for me... crikey it's hard, BUT, I love it!