I am currently at university, and looking to have a serious go at joining the RMs in three years time. Before I do that, I was hoping to get some experience of the kind of tasks undertaken during training by doing the para's 10 mile tab (35lb/15.5kg) this September. I do, however, constantly hear of injuries caused by excessive/inadequate weighted training. Could I ask that you advise me on the things you had wished you had known before you started training yourself - the ways to minimise the risk of injuries whilst obtaining an endurance sufficient for said run. A bit about myself: I have recently had a go at a half marathon, did that in 1h 28min; I box competitively, thus do boxing specific training 4 times a week; I try to run 5 times a week, 2.25miles each morning; I do a single weights session a week, focusing on compound lifts. I did have a go at running with 10kg on (vest) the other day, and quite frankly it was a disaster, after the usual 2.25 miles I could barely walk the following afternoon.