Hi, I'm trying to pass my fitness test. Went for it back in March but injured my leg quite badly..finding it hard to get the motivation back to running and not panicking about injuring myself permanently.. Does anyone have any tips? Thanks
It's really not that hard, just go for a few runs, get a bike, go swimming, cut down on the pies and booze. I think the required time is 11.13 for a lad under 25. If you can't drag yourself round a mile and a half in under 10.30 you clearly lack the motivation required to be in the Forces.
I can run the mile and a half when i'm on my own going for a proper run, it's just getting that weird constant speed that he set on the treadmill. not run not jog...random. Thanks for the help thoguh guys! (and i'm a girl) hah
start with the basics, in every week, set yourself a rota, and give yourself oneday off, say sunday for instance, so monday go for a sprinting session, maybe with a friend to time it, or with an ipod on sprint a hundred metres, or between a few lampposts or something, stop and check your time, hav a minute break and do it again trying to beat if not equal your previous time, do this about 10 times. then on tuesday go for a long jog for about half hour minimum, make a note of the distance covered, wednesday back to sprinting, again trying to beat or equal your previous times, thursday the jog. once you get used to it, you can increase the distance of the sprint, or the amount of times you do it, and increase the speed of the jog, maybe fitting a few sprints into it. after a while it will all fit into place, when it does you can switch one of the jogs each week for a timed mile and a half, crack it on the road first, then practice on the treadmill as it is very different. good luck
This thread is so bone it's fab, if you cant work out to get good at running you actually need to go running is awesome.
Once upon a time, many moons ago I had half a shandy and felt a bit giddy, I stuck at it, over time and with lots of repeated practice I got good. I think for me it was repitition, I just kept hammering away at it and gradualy I got better, I could take more and more without feeling the effects, admittedly I now feel I may be past my best and the recovery time takes a wee bit longer but keep at it girl, you'll get there.