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Can I Run 1.5 Miles in 9 Minutes But Train 2x/Week?


I know the title sounds a little cookie cutter but I don’t want a negative impact on my recovery, Will this adequately train my legs also (Running that distance or more to reach that goal) I want to do this because I’m thinking about the reserves, I know if I did a tour a great deal would be lost but I’m sure because my body once had the weight beforehand you can put it back on quickly… that’s to my knowledge currently I’m doing a powerlifting orientated plan (Wendlers 5/3/1)


Definitely possible, especially if you are under 200lbs.


Not really too difficult or too contrary. More depends on how difficult you’d like the run to feel.


Short answer yes you can. It will affect your lifting to some degree however small.

Feels like this has been done to death on this forum:


The whole jogging and training thing is way overblown.

It certainly won’t hurt your recovery lifting two days a week.


Do you have the forever book? It has lots of 2 day programs which have 3 days of hard conditioning and a couple light days.

I would just do one of those with whatever hard and easy conditioning means for your running.


Thanks for all the replies!, I’ll give it a try, should I run on the weekends when I have 2 off days or should I do it on my EOD off days


Keep it away from your lifting if possible


I’m probabaly going to take strongmans advice and look at that cardio programme, It’ll probabaly be hard becayse my goal lifetime weight is 185lbs just because I want tobreach a good FFMI, I am 18 now and want to go for it when I’m 21, I’ll probabaly start some time in February/June or whenever my PT course ends as then I can affird the pro biotics I need for my IBS-C then I can run better as when I have my flares I get reflux and it’s hard to breathe when running, the pro biotics I used are expensive but they worked really well so they will heal me for a long peeiod of time so it won’t matter if I was to go away.