1.5 mile run

#1
Hi, I’m 16 years old and currently going through the process of signing up and going to harragote. I then hope to go to para training my 1.5 mile run time at the moment is 9:50 I was just wondering the way way to get this down as I know this time isn’t the most acceptable although I am able to lift max static lift and my pressups and sit ups are in the 65 range thanks.
 
#2
Hi, I’m 16 years old and currently going through the process of signing up and going to harragote. I then hope to go to para training my 1.5 mile run time at the moment is 9:50 I was just wondering the way way to get this down as I know this time isn’t the most acceptable although I am able to lift max static lift and my pressups and sit ups are in the 65 range thanks.
The fitness test changes on the 1st April so l wouldnt worry too much about it.
On the new test, it is a 2k run and you get about a week and a half to complete it.!
 
#4
I was never a natural runner but, actually grew to like running.

Along with doing the mileage, a good pair of trainers, good socks and some pre-planning go a long way to helping you get your times down. Buy, or get your parents, to buy you the best trainers you can possibly afford - I don't mean the latest, blingyest pair all the self appointed cool kids, or some rapper are wearing. I mean trainers for running in, probably Asic's, Mizuno or Saucony. The best socks are probably some Merino wool based runners sock. For pre-planning make sure you drink enough so that you do not get dehydrated. The US Rangers have a saying, "drink today, for tomorrow", you need to drink well in advance of any physical activity and not a few minutes, or an hour before.

When I was working on getting my time down I read up on Fartlek training and adapted it to my need's. I used to go out and gently run a couple of miles to get everything moving and warmed up. Then I had a dual carriageway for a couple of miles with lamposts about every 100 metres that I ran along. The Fartlek/interval part was to sprint from one lamp post to the next, then jog from that lampost to the next, then sprint again, alternating all the way - eventually I used to sprint for 2 lampost distances then jog for one. It builds your cardio and gets the body used to sprinting and moving faster. Then I used to gently run back the last two miles but, sprint in the last half a mile to impress everyone with my speed and manliness.

I used to do 6 miles a day and every Friday afternoon 10 miles, once a month I would do 16 - 18 miles.

Have a read:

The Lost Art of Fartlek | Runner's World

10 Reasons To Run 10 Miles | Runner's World

These people do good trainers for proper runner, just so you know what you are looking at. I used to wait until the sales were on and then go buy the 100 quid top of the line trainers for half the price. Just because they are last years colour scheme does not mean they are shite.

Shoes : Completer Runner, The North's Premier Running Specialists

Good luck Kiddo.
 
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