In the Army - Improving my 2 Mile Time
(Lincoln, NE, USA)
I am a 36 year old male who just joined the army. I have not run any long distance so I tried on my own to train and was doing ok but my times are still high.
My one mile is 8.5 min and my two mile is between 17.44 to 18 min.
I now have some injury due to I don't know what but my calf muscles are sore and my running has stopped for now.
I need some help on what to do and how I can increase my running time... I have two months to do this... help me please!
Answer by Dominique:
Thanks for your running training question.
I think I can help you with a few running tips.
Regarding the calf pain. You need to work out quickly what's wrong. With calf pain it is usually tense muscles which an osteopath or massage therapist can help you with. One or two sessions with those guys can do wonders!
Now for the running tips:
This should help get you some improvement. Now, I don't know how much you have been training previously. Even though you are in a hurry, you need to be careful with rushing into this.
If previously you have been doing 20 minute runs twice a week, then it is a really bad idea to go to 4 runs of 30-40 min immediately. Build it up. If you build it up carefully and consistenly then you can do a whole lot in eight/nine weeks and you should be able to make improvements.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck.
Let me know you how you go in the army physical test!
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