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    Hey all
    This time last year i was able to run my 1.5 miles in 12-13 minutes easily.

    After a winter off i am having trouble running for the entire 1.5 miles. I can still easily do 0.5 miles at speed. I have a PAT coming up on the 15th so i was thinking that if i took the next two weeks and increased 0.10 miles a day that I should be ready in time.

    Is that too ambitious?
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    Most likely over ambitious.... But with that being said give er hell and get two-three days rest before the test. Hopefully your mind will tell your body to STFU and do it.


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    • #3
      It's really hard to comment on these posts because all you can really do is run as much as you can without overtraining. Just like lawenforcer said, just ask 100% from your body on that day and hope for the best.
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      • #4
        Thanks guys!
        The sooner you understand that all your base are belongs to me the better off you will be.

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        • #5
          As a general rule of thumb, for every week you take off, you need two weeks to recoup.

          Run as much as you can without overdoing it, work in some HIIT workouts and get some rest. Odds are you've cut it way too close though.
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          • #6
            It was nice today so I did my 1.5 today during lunch at my pace from last year. It wasn't too bad. I guess it could have been difference between treadmill and road...

            I will try it again on the treadmill tomorrow and see what happens.
            The sooner you understand that all your base are belongs to me the better off you will be.

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            • #7
              Go to a track or something and mix in sprints with your run. Sprint/jog/sprint/jog. Push yourself... It's so easy to feel discomfort and pain when you aren't conditioned, but your body can take a lot more than your mind gives credit for. Don't quit. You'll be fine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NHNSP_ADMIN View Post
                It was nice today so I did my 1.5 today during lunch at my pace from last year. It wasn't too bad. I guess it could have been difference between treadmill and road...

                I will try it again on the treadmill tomorrow and see what happens.
                I would strongly suggest that your training matches how your testing. If your test is being done on a track outside, I'd be working out as much as possible there.
                "Character is someone you are when no one is watching."

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                • #9
                  I agree on the mix spints with runs, at least that's what works for me. It is always a chore getting back in to fitness after the holidays, so you are not alone. I had a retired guy tell me that body armor shrinks in the cold - "Can't you tell that after a long, cold winter your vest is always a bit tighter?"

                  If it's the PT test in Allenstown at 8:30 on the 15th, I'll see you there. If not, good luck with yours wherever it is.
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                  • #10
                    No it isn't Allenstown, I wish I had known about them. Going for Boscawen myself, also on the 15th.

                    Turns out my treadmill just needed to be calibrated.

                    The incline was off by 2% so when it was set for 1% I was running at 3%
                    Last edited by NHNSP_ADMIN; 04-02-2011, 08:46 AM.
                    The sooner you understand that all your base are belongs to me the better off you will be.

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