Been a while since I’ve posted cuz I took a little vacation and went back home.
My problem is I am in the military and need to run a mile and a half under 11min. This usually is no problem for me I used to be able to run it in under 8min 30sec. But since I started bulking my run time has dropped significantly (10min 30sec) and is getting slower with each new pound I put on. I went from around 150 to about 182 and I would like to get over 200lbs before I cut. But I can’t continue to bulk if I can’t pass my run.
I don’t like the thought of doing more cardio but it seems like a must now. Last week I started a new work out.
I wear 35lb. backpack and do sprints up and down a hill. I do about 10 sprints then try to run a mile. My legs are my weak point so I figure this will help to get them in shape while improving cardio my run time. But my question is, am I better off just running the track without weights. I know I’m burning more calories by putting a weight on my back but i thought maybe it would help to bulk out my legs. Not sure if I’m taking a step in the wrong direction. Any advice??