I am a highschool athlete. My main focus is on wrestling, but I do mid-long distance in track.?
I run an average 2:19 800m and 5:10 1600m. I am enlisting into the Marines after highschool, with an end goal of Marine Raiders. In order to do that, (after the 3 year experience gap) I have to max out the pt test. This requires (these are estimates, as I am not sure of the exact amounts) 21-23 pull ups, - chin above the bar, no kipping - 120 situps in 2 minutes and a 3 mile run in 18 mins or less. I am pretty confident in my pullups and sit ups, but could really use some help/workout ideas for the run. I am a senior in high school. Also any tips regarding workouts in general or Marines would be appreciated. Thanks, and sorry for the long question!
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 74 weeks agoBest Answer
the only way to get better at running, is to run more
so you need to start a running program where the goal is to run 5 miles daily
after you reach the 5 miles daily, then you can work on the speed you run it
you do that by interval running
IE: run a 1/4 miles normally, then sprint( 80% of max ) the next 100 meters, resume normal running for 1/4 mile, then sprint( 80% max ) 100 meters, then resume normal running for 1/4 mile, and repeat for the entire 5 miles The distances don't have to be exact, you can just pick a spot ahead of you to sprint to.
do the interval running about 2 days per week.. and slowly increase the distance your sprinting vs normal running.
- STEVEN FLv 74 weeks ago
If your stated numbers are accurate, you ALREADY run a mile in less than 6 minutes. That is the required pace.
3 miles in 18 minutes = 10 mph.
1600 meters in 5:10 = just over 11.5 mph
- Weasel McWeaselLv 74 weeks ago
How does one get good at anything? Practice, Practice Practice.
- Aster RhoidsLv 64 weeks ago
Good for you, but you aren't asking a question.