Some of you may recall my previous thread which turned into a bit of a slanging match and got binned because of the fact I hadn't done any phys for two years (whilst being a full-time civvy), however I am re-joining the TA inf and still in need of advice. I have been doing phys again now for nearly 3 weeks and I'm seeing a quick improvement due to the ammount I'm doing (5 times a week for at least an hour a day broke up into 2 sessions). However I did a 8 mile tab with 25kg and I was a bit slow, finishing in 2:12 whilst going as fast as I could. Before I stopped doing phys I used to tab in my own time well under the CFT time. The problem was that during the running, I couldn't seem to stretch my legs out and really run, all I could manage was a shuffle. My walking was a bit slow as well. My question is (serious replies only) what's the best way to get used to running with weight at speed again, should I be doing short tabs with less weight quickly or longer tabs. Should I be building up to a full CFT weight and speed rather than just doing the full weight and distance everytime?