running to get fit

#3
i was always told that u shouldnt run anyfaster than a speed were u can comfortabley hold a convo with who ever you are running with!
if u want to train for your mile and 1.5 do 3 miles 2 or 3 times a week and ul be fit in no time! as u get fiter you can cover the 3 miles quicker and quicker!
time urself over 3 miles half it and if its under ur entry time or near it u will pass selection no probs at all!
as for time of the day! dunno i like 4 in the morning cos the air is nice and cold! but depends on if u can be assed getting up at that time do it wen u can!
hope that helps
rember tho running aint everything! do press ups chin ups and sit up! the army dont just use there legs!
 
#4
running aint everything? tell that to a PTI when you do a 2.4km
 
#6
yeah dont run too much i agree. im loosing too much fukcing weight because i run too much, and im trying so hard to build my body mass doing weights. although some others would differ their opinions.
 
#7
eat tuna
 
#8
rp_uk_08 said:
when is the best time to go for a run and what training method is best to use
When? A time that suits you. Method? Two key things to remember: Consistency and progression. Build up to possibly a little every day as opposed to a lot sparodically. Use the ARRSE search it's be covered endlessly. Good luck.
 
#9
PandaLOVE said:
rp_uk_08 said:
when is the best time to go for a run and what training method is best to use
When? A time that suits you. Method? Two key things to remember: Consistency and progression. Build up to possibly a little every day as opposed to a lot sparodically. Use the ARRSE search it's be covered endlessly. Good luck.
I have found that the best time to go is when you least feel like it. I don't know why but i seem to perform alot better, than when im full of energy and feeling good, plus it feels better when you finish it because you no longer feel like sh1t.
 
#10
rp_uk_08 said:
when is the best time to go for a run and what training method is best to use
Only you know when the best time to go for a run is. Myself I prefer to run in the mornings because my park is emptiest then and also the the running is done and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

There are many different training methods out there, look around on this site as they will have almost definetly have been done before. Don't forget to get yourself a decent pair of running shoes!
 
#11
Interceptor said:
pennanboy said:
i was always told that u shouldnt run anyfaster than a speed were u can comfortabley hold a convo with who ever you are running with!
Are you fat, by any chance?
hahaha v funny! no iam not! i did sports coaching at college so i no a bit about this stuff! i also do alot of running at a high level!
to build stamina you are beter not to be puffing away honest!
thats why wen u see people jogging u never see the puffing away like there guna die do u?
if u want to build up ur muscular endurance then run fast for a bit eg 1min the slow it down to a realy light jog and recover a bit for a min or 2 keep doing this and you will get fit alot quicker than running as fast as u can for 10 mins!
il prob have everyone disagree with this but owell i gave u my advice!
aslong as ur out running ull get fit!
 
#12
I find running is best at 8:27AM on the second Wednesday of each month. Ensure you drink 1 pint of water 25 minutes before you run followed by consuming a tangerine directly before you begin for optimum performance.

Seriously though, there is no secret method or best time to run. Don't get yourself into a routine, just change when you run every week, keep your body guessing. Train early in the morning, train in the rain, train in the sun, train all the time! And to train for a mile and half, just run a mile and a half. Time yourself, and aim to beat your time by 5-10 seconds every week, or whatever is a suitable target for you.

And whoever said don't push yourself any further than talking pace, wow I hope you were have a larf. I'm sure your PTI won't mind having a nice chat with you in training while you are doing your runs. If you train like that in your comfort zone all the time, when it comes to pushing past your comfort zone in training, your body and mind will be in for a shock! I'm sure that method may help in sport training, but when it comes to the military just dig deep and go balls out all the time.
 
#13
parabol said:
And to train for a mile and half, just run a mile and a half. Time yourself, and aim to beat your time by 5-10 seconds every week, or whatever is a suitable target for you.
Bollocks. To train for a mile and a half, vary your training. Try some distance work to increase your endurance and some fartlek to improve your speed.
 
#14
Interceptor said:
parabol said:
And to train for a mile and half, just run a mile and a half. Time yourself, and aim to beat your time by 5-10 seconds every week, or whatever is a suitable target for you.
Bollocks. To train for a mile and a half, vary your training. Try some distance work to increase your endurance and some fartlek to improve your speed.
3 difrent opinions all kinda right in some ways! but all kinda difrent takes on the same kinda idea! there aint no magic trick to getting fit quick aprt from get out there and run as much as u can!ul find what works for u!
think we all agree on that!
now run forest run! hahaha nah gd luck
 
#15
I'm not denying running longer distance will help your 1.5 mile run. And I'd most definitely encourage varied distances of running for your training. After all, after your selection it won't be often you'll be running 1.5 mile distances at all.

But when purely training to increase your time for 1.5 mile, just run 1.5 mile!

Just ensure your training schedule has a mix of distances, and throw in a couple of mile and half's in there every week. This way you'll get the best of all methods.
 
#16
parabol said:
I'm not denying running longer distance will help your 1.5 mile run. And I'd most definitely encourage varied distances of running for your training. After all, after your selection it won't be often you'll be running 1.5 mile distances at all.

But when purely training to increase your time for 1.5 mile, just run 1.5 mile!

Just ensure your training schedule has a mix of distances, and throw in a couple of mile and half's in there every week. This way you'll get the best of all methods.
I'm not looking for a flare up but I agree with Interceptor and what you say is the opposite of what is actually correct. I'll explain:

1. To get quicker over any distance you must have endurance. Without it the body cannot become quicker. Even track sprinters build up their endurance in the winter. So, just running 1.5 miles will lead to no improvement.

2. Throwing in a couple of 1.5 milers, I think you mean full out attempts to beat your best time, is not wise either. You'll just be continually tired with no endurance to aid recovery. Sorry. It would be better attempting the 1.5 miles to achieve the best possible time, then stick to some consistent and progressive training (remember what I said) for a month before re testing yourself over 1.5 miles.

Though the question was not specific to 1.5 miles.

PL
 
#17
Well, I'm no expert and just take my posts with an open mind. I just think there is too much emphasis on complex, specific routines and training schedules. At the end of the day all I did was run. I'd run a couple of 4 mile runs, and I'd frequently do the mile and half on the treadmill.

As long as you are consistently training, running week in and week out you are inevitably going to see improvement. I'm sure we can all agree on that. I've just been writing how I nailed my mile and half time.

I'm not saying just run mile and half runs, nothing else. Of course run varied distances but surely running the mile and half run every week can only benefit you. I had ran it so much I knew how to pace myself, when to speed up and my body was so use to the distance.

(Actually, after re-reading the topic, was this topic even about the mile and half, or running in general.. ? lol I think I got a bit off-topic to be honest.
 
#18
Throw in some interval training as well. Bear in mind when you do your 1.5 mile run you'll probably be made to do a big warm up before hand so make sure that won't kill you. Running is easy!
 
#19
You need to mix it up, sometimes 3 milers and you need to do longer runs maybe 5 - 6 mile. With the longer runs, i go at a comfortable pace, put hills in and sprint between lamposts etc. If your body's tired the day after, just go for a nice gentle jog, take in the scenery :) For me its boarded up houses and kids drinking on the streets.

If you just keep doing 3 milers your body will get used to it and you wont see rapid changes. What ever you do though make sure you dont stop when you run.

Hope your training goes well, keep at it aswell.
 
#20
Yes 3 milers helps alot, i only stick to doing them minimum now, throw in an odd 1.5 miler on a sunday so i can gauge how well ive progressed through the week, might not be alot but im managing to subtract a good 5 seconds off my 1.5 miler time every week. its a good mix of stamina and speed.
 
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