Help To Improve My 2.4k

by Mo

I need help to improve my run. I'm UNFIT and ran the 2.4k, walking, running and barely made it.
It took 18mins to finish.

Is it because I'm overweight too?

I weigh 125kgs.

Answer by Dominique:
Hi there,
Thanks for your running question.
If you want to become fitter and improve your time on the 1.5 mile / 2.4k, then a good place to start is my Beginner Running Section.

As you say yourself, you are unfit. When that is the situation a run/walk program like my Beginners Running Program 3 could be a good way to ease into running.

When you really want to nail this distance, you will have to build up your running, such that you are capable of running a 5-miler easily. If you can do that, then running a fast 1.5 mile race is going to be a lot easier.

And yes, the extra weight does not help. The more weight you carry with you, the tougher it is. Luckily running can help with that aspect as well, as it is one of the best known ways to lose weight!

Hope this helps.
Best of luck.

Supercharge your 1.5 mile training! Simply subscribe to "7 Days to Pass Your 1.5 Mile Run Test" and get this e-book for free, before I change my mind...!!

1.5 Mile Test Pages You Need to Check Out

Return to 1.5 Mile Run Test Questions.

Like this page:

Share this page:

Like this site:

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!


  • Beginner Running Tips

    Are you a beginning runner? Then this is your best starting point. Many tips and running programs on offer, dedicated to you.

  • Running for Weight Loss

    Aiming to lose a few pounds? Get into the Running for Weight Loss section for tips and advice.

  • Running Training

    The Running Training section of the site has got the most articles. It is constantly getting updated with new tips and information. A must-visit if you are serious about improving your running performance.

  • 5k Running Tips

    The 5k is a great distance to run and train for. The great thing is that you can do it quite often and see big improvements.

  • 10k Running Tips

    The 10k is a real challenge. You need to run fast for an uncomfortably long time! Check out this section if you are strong of mind and legs!

  • Marathon Running Tips

    The marathon is a massive challenge. Proper training is so important! Make sure to check out this section if you have got your mind set on the marathon!

What's New?

  1. Guide on How to Treat Black Toenail | Best Running Tips

    Discover effective and easy ways to treat black toenail. Understand causes, symptoms, prevention methods. Visit now to learn more.

    Read more

  2. Pain in Heel When Running - Common Causes, Treatment and Prevention Strategies

    Have you got some pain in your heel when running? Check out this page to learn about common causes, what to do about your heel pain and when to visit the doctor.

    Read more

  3. Common Running Injuries: Causes and Treatments

    running tips 07
    In this section of Best Running Tips I will tell you about the most common running injuries. Learn about them so you know how to prevent them !

    Read more

  4. Foot and Ankle Strengthening Exercises

    This short article provides a list of foot and ankle strengthening exercises that can improve your foot stability and prevent heel pain when running.

    Read more

  5. First Marathon for Older Runner

    I am 68 years old. I have been a runner for 33 years doing mostly 5 and 10K race with one half marathon. I usually run a 5K in 25-27 minutes and the

    Read more