I never post here. I’m a meat head at heart. I train with Ed Coan and love powerlifting. However, I have to change my ways pretty soon here.
I’m applying to West Point and for an Army ROTC scholarship (as a back up to West Point). One of the requirements for the physical fitness tests is a 1 mile run for time (West Point) and a 2 mile run for time (ROTC scholarship). For the ROTC scholarship, the recommended time for a 2 mile run is 15:54.
I have no problem with the sit ups, pull ups, push ups, and basketball throw portions of the PFT. My only problem is the running part. So here’s my stats:
I’m 17 years old
I’m 195 lbs. at about 10-12% bodyfat, so I’m not a lard ass.
My best mile time is 7:05, this was done about 2 weeks ago.
My problem is, I can’t hardly run more than a mile without dying afterwards. For those of you who are in the military or have any ideas on how the hell to get me into better shape, how the hell do I progress? Right now, I don’t know what the fuck to do.
I’d like to get my mile down to 6:15-6:30. The recommended 2 mile time for the ROTC scholarship is 15:54.
So, the big question is: WHAT THE HELL DO I DO?
I take these tests in the beginning of August, so I have about 3 and a half months to work with.
Does anybody have any ideas? Anything is appreciated. Thanks!