Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Pretty In Pink, Oct 5, 2016.
Goosnargh luck man. What are you thinking about as a career?
Excellent use of the Betelgeusian word for when you want to say something but don't know what! Looking at light cavalry crewman, gets you a HGV licence and hopefully level 2 and 3 in engineering.
Nice one man. The advice I got that I wish I'd taken when I attempted to join is "start running longer. More distance and don't worry about the time. Want to put in about 5 miles a day and that will bring your run time down real quick."
First timed run in a little while, 1.4 miles in 10:30. Been doing fartlek on super hilly and steppy routes, and last night did a mile of loaded (in my case) intervals with the ladyfriend, who wants to get back into running.
What load were you carrying for the mile?
About 5kg. Big rucksack full of camping gear, going wild camping in the next couple of weeks so want to be used to carrying the weight!
My holiday started Friday, first run of the holiday was a 1.1 miler in Lincoln, including the aptly named 'Steep Hill'. Didn't time it, I'm just glad I got up the hill without stopping! 14% gradient according to Wiki Steep Hill - Wikipedia
Just a walk today, 11 miles in 3 hours with a 10.7 kg rucksack
3.1 miles in 28 ish minutes. Did the first 1 mile in around 9 minutes so happy there!
1.4 miles in 10:53 today. Bit disappointing, as I have done the same route quicker, and have my final meeting tomorrow before the army fitness test a week from now. Tapering off, so low intensity intervals for the rest of the week.
Having put that time in a pace/distance/time calculator, it turns out my pace is about 7:46.5 (rounded) per mile. Which should get me a 1.2 mile (test distance) time of 9:19.7, so I'm a little happier. Gotta put the effort in on the day though.
That's good man but for improving your time you might want to look into running a 5 mile minimum every time or at least twice a week if you're serious about joining.
About 2 minutes after posting this I discovered I'd failed the medical due to my shoulder issues, so I will be appealing, but it gives me a while to work on it. I've thrown in the odd longer run, but a running colleague of mine said 'distance down to time first, then work on increasing the mileage'. Will/would have definitely worked on distance between the test and phase 1 though!
It's true but 5 mile should be your minimum starting point.
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