women and 1.5mile run!!!

#1
hi, would like to hear from women and there run... i have mine on sat, im a 38yrs young lady, with little legs, and im worried about the run.... i have been jogging bout 2 to 3 times a week, on the road, but now started at a gym, and i was told its hard on a tread mill.... would love to hear from the girlies, and to see how you got on... many thanks...

:D
 
#3
Borrow a GPS and measure yourself a 1.5 mile run.

You need to be hitting a time of less than 14 mins.
 
#5
Before August I was running it in just over 11 mins - I'm not skinny either! I've had some time off but this morning clocked in just over 12 mins. It's not as hard as it sounds.

gb
 
#6
girliebiker said:
Before August I was running it in just over 11 mins - I'm not skinny either! I've had some time off but this morning clocked in just over 12 mins. It's not as hard as it sounds.

gb
How does hard sound?
 
#7
bikerchic said:
hi, would like to hear from women and there run... i have mine on sat, im a 38yrs young lady, with little legs, and im worried about the run.... i have been jogging bout 2 to 3 times a week, on the road, but now started at a gym, and i was told its hard on a tread mill.... would love to hear from the girlies, and to see how you got on... many thanks...

:D
i thought it was easier on a tread mill?
 
#9
The-Goose said:
msr said:
Borrow a GPS and measure yourself a 1.5 mile run.

You need to be hitting a time of less than 14 mins.
Thats for the second half of the run after the 1.5 mile warm up!!
You only do a 800 yard warm up now.
 
#10
girlie biker---- can i ask what you do, are you in ta or regs, and when did you do 1.5mile run... many thanks

and do you have a bike.. and if so what bike you got..
 
#11
firstly i'm no girlie.

secondly, don't rely on treadmills, I find them easier than 'running out and about'. Like MSR said, get a sat nav, map or go on goggle maps and plan a 1 1/2 mile or 3 mile run (1/2 warm up, seems mad but it's a good idea and you will see a great improvement on ur 1st time). I have 'scenic' route, mainly tracks with limited amount of tarmac, this all affects your times, think it might be a shock to the system if your only use to treadmills at the gym as they often reduce the stock of your feet when ur runnin, making it abit easier.

I find running in trainers and combat boots to be different too, the first time i ran in boots it was like havin bricks on ur feet but you will get use to them, get yourself some good inserts too.

When I went on my basic in 2001 there was 3 women on the course, all managed to complete.

Best of luck with everything

speedy
 
#15
hi,,, thanks to everyone on your advice, i have only just started on the treadmill this week, as were i live its abit out in the sticks.... and as im workin i get back late.... and no streets lights.... unless i run with a light on me head..lol... but i have been runnin about 2 times aweek before i started at the gym..... so i have been runnin on the road, with a distance that was measured out at 1.5mile and i have been timin myself.....

well, ill let you know how i get on... and thanks guys... this forum has been a great help to me...

merry xmas....xx
 
#16
do 2 miles not 1.5 because you have to take into account the 800m warm up directly before the 1.5 miler which i had to do without breaking rank so you may have to run the warm up a little faster than you would like
 
#17
If you really must use a treadmill, you need a 2% incline to mimic road running. (Running outside is a lot easier, especially if you're training 4/5 times a week!)
 
#18
bikerchic said:
hi, would like to hear from women and there run... i have mine on sat, im a 38yrs young lady, with little legs, and im worried about the run.... i have been jogging bout 2 to 3 times a week, on the road, but now started at a gym, and i was told its hard on a tread mill.... would love to hear from the girlies, and to see how you got on... many thanks...

:D
Hey, Well obviously not a girl but i did my RSW not so long ago so here's a few tips..

Try and aim to finish your run at a time of less than 14 minutes. It might sound hard but it gets easier so just keep at it.

When your doing your run at your selection weekend, whatever you do, dont stop running. Even if that means you have to slow to down to just a slow jog, do that. Some girlies were getting a time of about 15 minutes and above but still ended up passing because they showed "effort and determination" (PTI's words) and kept at it.

When you go out for your runs dont try and run 1.5 miles. Try starting off at about 2 miles and work your way up. If you train like this then when you actually do your run at RSW 1.5 miles will seem easy compared to the 2+ miles your body has gotten used to runing.

Hope this helps and good luck!
 
#19
To achieve 1.5 miles in 14 mins you need to be jogging at a speed of 6.4mph this is a very slow jog or a very fast walk its really not too difficult avoid bursting off full pelt so you end up walking after 200 meters, and make sure you have a good meal of carbs in the morning! try not to eat or drink a lot up to 2 hours before the run as you will probably end up with a stich, if you do get a stich just ignore it and push on its only muscle cramp it wont do you any harm as painful as it can feel!
 

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