Hi Guys, Some knowledge from serving members needed here. I'm doing my final preparation for phase 1 and am coming unstuck with the faster, short runs. I've been training my nuts off and for a test I tried doing a mock CFT and managed it just under 2 hours on hilly terrain so I was well chuffed that my training is really starting to show. Thing is when I try to do the 1.5 miler I just can't get the speed needed. I've stuck between 10.30 & 10.50 mins. I find when I get about 3/4 of a mile in my legs and lungs just start burning up. First off though will I be at an advantage or disadvantage if I manage the loaded, longer sessions. Or is the army looking more for my speed over 1.5 miles? I'm going to be joing the infantry. advice very much appreciated. cheers.