Going to basic soon, and need to run 5km in 25 mins (3.1 miles). My best has been 4.1km (2.54 miles) so far.
What do? Just run more?
Just keep trying to run 5kms. Just because you go over the time doesnt mean you dont finish. If youre exhausted and need to walk for a sec, walk catch your breath and keep running. PT in the military is good too and the test isnt until a couple of weeks in. You'll make it. What country btw?
Yea just keep running. I was in the aus army for 8 years infantry corp. I guess its a similar structure but some guys who get there cant do it either, you wouldn't be the only one. The PT is usually structured so it starts off easy and builds everyone up so no one gets left behind. If you fail the test dont worry, you won't get kicked out just moved to a different platoon until you pass the test. You'll make it breh
It was when I hit the 25 min mark. I mean I only really started running late December. I don't think I've found the "correct-pace" because I find myself running hard af in the beginning, then I'll slow down, and speed up again.
Nice. Did you guys have to do a 13k ruck march?
Work up to jogging for 30 minutes nonstop (maybe try the later portion of c25k). Once you can COMPLETE the 5k, do 2 interval sessions per week and one long slow run (start at your 30 mins and add 5 mins each week, building up to 60 minutes. Seems daunting at first but you'll be surprised how quickly you'll progress).
Interval runs can be a variety of things. Run laps at a track, reaching a time goal every lap. Sprint 30 seconds, jog 60 seconds for 8-10 sets. Do the same except 60sec/120sec.
Every 2 weeks do the PT test to see where you stand. It will give you a measure of progress so you know you're getting a little faster each time.
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