Hey

#1
Okaaaay.

I'm wanting to go into the Army as a DSS (Dental Support Specialist - the reason being because I did so god damn awful in my BARB test)

So obviously I've been going to the gym, preparing myself for selection which I've yet to hear when I'm going for it. I went to Glencorse in 2003 and failed miserably on my run, because well, we all know that girls are sh*t runners. Things have improved since then and can run within the time limit needed, but I'm still a sh*t runner

Anyone got any advice to make me push myself that little bit harder?

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
All i can say is pick a route...3/4 of a mile long..then go to it and back....one thing that gets me doing it faster was...well theres two things...one guy on here said about..every 400 metres jogging sprint for 100, then jog, sprint, your time will come down quite a bit...but also, along the way set out markers...maybe a bush, or a lamp post, and think..i HAVE to get to that and just work as hard as you can to get to it...then find another marker and do the same, in no time at all you will be near the finish and wonder where it all went. By doing these things i got my time down in a week from 14 minutes to about 9 minutes 40 seconds, running every day, just not giving up.
 
#5
Please on't take me quite so literally. I know there are some fantastic women runners out there, but I don't think most of us are quite first class marathon runners. I know that I'm not.
 
#6
among_the_living said:
All i can say is pick a route...3/4 of a mile long..then go to it and back....one thing that gets me doing it faster was...well theres two things...one guy on here said about..every 400 metres jogging sprint for 100, then job, sprint, your time will come down quite a bit...but also, along the way set out markers...maybe a bush, or a lamp post, and think..i HAVE to get to that and just work as hard as you can to get to it...then find another marker and do the same, in no time at all you will be near the finish and wonder where it all went. By doing these things i got my time down in a week from 14 minutes to about 9 minutes 40 seconds, running every day, just not giving up.
Well said........ motivation is the key...markers are great for incentive.... if there 6 on the route you can count them down... you can also time them so you know where abouts in the run your weak point is and where you are losing time.... It's all in your head.....Don't think about the run just think about your next marker... visualise :wink: in no time you will be running faster than you imagined.
 

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