1.5 Miles in 15 Minutes
I am to run 1.5 miles in 15:00 minutes (or faster) for the Police Academy. How do I start training for this? I try to run two mile a day but have never timed myself.
Answer by Dominique:
If you could please help me by giving me step-by-step advice that would be greatly appreciated...
Thank you for your time
Thanks for your question about running the 1.5 mile police academy test.
It's good that you are already running two miles a day. You are not starting from a zero base. What I would advice you to do is:Make 1-2 of your weekly runs longer, but slower, i.e. try to go 2.5, 3 or 4 miles but run at a slower pace or take a short walking break in between.Make 1-2 of your weekly runs faster, e.g. alternate 1 minute fast running with 3 minutes of slow running.
The slower running helps to build your aerobic capacity (stamina/endurance) while the faster running will help you build your speed.
I'll provide you with a few useful links to read up more about the reasons of slower and faster running:Base RunningTempo RunningInterval RunningFartlekGymboss - Fantastic Interval Timer
If you really want a step-by-step workout-by-workout plan, then I'd advise you to have a look at my Best Running Coach
website. I offer an in-depth assessment of your current fitness, strengths and weaknesses and create a running program to get you well prepared for your 1.5 mile police academy test.
It could be a useful service to you as this test is obviously important for your career.