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Hi guys. This is my first post so go easy on me lol.
I'm in the middle of joining the Royal Navy. It's a tough career and the training is pretty intense.
I have a fitness test to pass in which I must complete a mile and a half in 11mins 13 seconds. There are times I can do it - barely. The other day I ran it non-stop at 11mins 26, though granted, I ran a bit further than the mile and a half (a handful of meters and stopped about 8-10 seconds to unlock phone to check time)
I would like to improve this eventually to around 10mins 30. But that is a bit off yet. I could have the test in around October time. So I wish to ask you for a few tips from the pros here on how to ensure I shave off those vital seconds to ensure I pass.
Keep in mind, I don;t intend to stop running after my test. I currently warm up walk a mile to my start point and run back, plus the half mile, 3 days on and one day off. I'm 23 and my area is hilly in which I train.
What should I eat the day before and on the morning to help improve performance? What can I do in the run up to the test day in order to try and shave off those seconds?
I am very grateful for all help given.
I know a mile and a half in 11 mins seems easy for most here, but now for me... crikey it's hard, BUT, I love it!
Thanks in advance