6 weeks to go, and a little bit worried

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
Hi people,

Im joining BRNC on the 8th September, and Im a bit worried about my fitness and weight.

Im 20 years old, can currently run the 1.5 mile in about 11.30 - 11.40, or 3 miles in 25-26 mins (bit slow I know). Im also a bit heavy at 87-88kg, with a bit of flab on me (a year and a half ago, I was 112 kg, nearly 19 stone!).

Im just worried that Im not going to pass the fitness levels required and get washed out.

I needn't worried about the military side as I have 7 years+ in the Air cadets, so can square-bash with the best of them, and know a moderate amount of military knowledge along with fair to middling leadership skills.

My training regime atm is: 3 mile run (including the 2.4 k "run" first, followed by the rest of the distance), followed by 40 push-ups and 60 sit-ups. Next day is a 7 mile cycle, then the push-ups + sit-ups. I alternate this with the weekends off (I work nights on weekends). Monday nights, I also attend an hour of circuit training, and fit in swimming when ever I can - that's an hour of 1 length fast, one length normal speed.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get better for BRNC - ive heard all about "Cardio Hill", and a bit scared of it tbh.

Kim
 

pompeyexpat

War Hero
I'll start by stating quite clearly that I'm not a PTI.
I've always found running (and eating less) is a good way to lose weight. I'm assuming from the fact that you've signed off as 'Kim' that your a woman, so you're already inside the time required for the mile & a half. Six more weeks of the training regime you've said you follow and you will only improve and continue to lose weight. Do too much and you increase the risk of injury.

I would say you're on course to be fine.
 
Eat less, take exercise and no eating after 1800!!!

Dieting meal: one quarter protein, one quarter carbohydrate and half fruit/vegetables.

Healthy meal: one third each: protein, carbohydrate, fruit/vegetables.

Keep off the alcohol :sad2:

This is what I've been told to eat by the Dietician at my GP's surgery... and I weigh in at a massive 145Kg!!!
 

aljh

MIA
It's not cardio hill, it's CARDIAC hill. You'll learn to love it. And ten trees as well. Those two words still make me shudder. Seriously though, two months is plenty to shave off 30 secs off the mile and a half. Even if you don't pass first time, you'll just go onto remedials until you do.
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
GPZ_pilot said:
Hi people,

Im joining BRNC on the 8th September, and Im a bit worried about my fitness and weight.

Im 20 years old, can currently run the 1.5 mile in about 11.30 - 11.40, or 3 miles in 25-26 mins (bit slow I know). Im also a bit heavy at 87-88kg, with a bit of flab on me (a year and a half ago, I was 112 kg, nearly 19 stone!).

Im just worried that Im not going to pass the fitness levels required and get washed out.

I needn't worried about the military side as I have 7 years+ in the Air cadets, so can square-bash with the best of them, and know a moderate amount of military knowledge along with fair to middling leadership skills.

My training regime atm is: 3 mile run (including the 2.4 k "run" first, followed by the rest of the distance), followed by 40 push-ups and 60 sit-ups. Next day is a 7 mile cycle, then the push-ups + sit-ups. I alternate this with the weekends off (I work nights on weekends). Monday nights, I also attend an hour of circuit training, and fit in swimming when ever I can - that's an hour of 1 length fast, one length normal speed.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get better for BRNC - ive heard all about "Cardio Hill", and a bit scared of it tbh.

Kim

Hey Kim
What a coincidence I joined the WRNS 8 Sep 70!! Blimey just realised it is 38 years ago where does the time go?
It was a good life and I stuck it for 22 years so can't be all that bad
Good luck with you fitness!!
Am enjoying the fruits of my labour here in Spain,the Pussers Pension give me a smashing lifestyle
MH
 
morsehorse said:
GPZ_pilot said:
Hi people,

Im joining BRNC on the 8th September, and Im a bit worried about my fitness and weight.

Im 20 years old, can currently run the 1.5 mile in about 11.30 - 11.40, or 3 miles in 25-26 mins (bit slow I know). Im also a bit heavy at 87-88kg, with a bit of flab on me (a year and a half ago, I was 112 kg, nearly 19 stone!).

Im just worried that Im not going to pass the fitness levels required and get washed out.

I needn't worried about the military side as I have 7 years+ in the Air cadets, so can square-bash with the best of them, and know a moderate amount of military knowledge along with fair to middling leadership skills.

My training regime atm is: 3 mile run (including the 2.4 k "run" first, followed by the rest of the distance), followed by 40 push-ups and 60 sit-ups. Next day is a 7 mile cycle, then the push-ups + sit-ups. I alternate this with the weekends off (I work nights on weekends). Monday nights, I also attend an hour of circuit training, and fit in swimming when ever I can - that's an hour of 1 length fast, one length normal speed.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get better for BRNC - ive heard all about "Cardio Hill", and a bit scared of it tbh.

Kim

Hey Kim
What a coincidence I joined the WRNS 8 Sep 70!! Blimey just realised it is 38 years ago where does the time go?
It was a good life and I stuck it for 22 years so can't be all that bad
Good luck with you fitness!!
Am enjoying the fruits of my labour here in Spain,the Pussers Pension give me a smashing lifestyle
MH

If Morsey's anything to go by, it will give you eternal youth. :thumright:
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
GPZ, I'm sure that the fitness routine you are following will prepare you more than adequately for training. As for leadership skills? If you're going to be an orifice, why would you possibly need any?
 

GPZ_pilot

Lantern Swinger
nope, i am a bloke - all 6 ft of me.

and i read someware that Officers need leadership skills of sorts... cant think why tho :roll:
 
GPZ_pilot said:
nope, i am a bloke - all 6 ft of me


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