so it occurs to me as i went about to post this that a question about running doesnt technically fit into any of the categories on here. didnt we used to have “building a better body”?
anyhow…my goal is to go into law enforcement. most likely will start local and try and transfer to federal. i just took the written/agility test on friday, and passed.
one of the officers mentioned that he used to teach the academy class a couple of years ago and by the end of the 6 month academy, he was charting 10 mile courses for the cadets to run.
i have not been running as i should have for the past couple of months, so im basically starting at “suck ass”. my goal is to arrive at the academy being able to run at least 8 miles. if i can get to 10 by the time i get there, great, but i feel like if i can do at least 8, then ill be able to get to that 10 by the end of the academy.
now, i realize there are people that run marathons and such, and although that is 26.2 miles, they arent doing it every day. i am anticipating running every day in the academy, m-f, for 6 months.
i figured that i should chart out a course of progress for myself, and this is what ive got:
august, september, october, november.
-get to an easy 2mi by the end of august
-get to an easy 4mi by the end of september
-easy 6mi by end of october
-easy 8mi by end of november
i have no included july, because we’re more than halfway through it. also, i have not included december because i have finals and college graduation, etc- it will be enough that month just to maintain the 8mi.
also, my plan is to run every day, m-f.
another thing to note is that each time ive decided to lean out a little, ive always stopped halfway. i start to feel small and all this, and i want to turn around and put the weight back on.
i realize this is probably going to be a problem with all of the running that i plan on doing to prepare, as well as while im in the academy. i suppose ill have to suck it up, and up until the academy, try and eat enough to not lose too much weight, and then in the academy just let the chips fall where they may, and put the weight back on afterwards.
any tips, suggestions, etc.