I am currently entering my senior year in college. I am in the National Guard and the ROTC program and will soon be commissioning as a 2nd Lt. in the army (to all you prior duty guys, go ahead and make your jokes about getting lost in the woods
As many of you know, the army has a PT test requirement. Bottom line is that in order to max the 2 mile run, you need to get it in 13:00 mins. I have been able to get to 13:30 but average about 13:45-14:15 mins. I want to get that down to the 13:00 area. Problem is, I enjoy lifting weights and I don't want to have to give up lifting just to increase my run.
Does anyone have tips on how to mix lifting (and increasing muscle/aesthetics) with running? I know sprinting is the best form of conditioning for lifters, but I have to focus on a longer distance. If anyone has experience in this area, I'd appreciate some advice.