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1.5 mile times?

#1 Post by Coxy14011993 »

I was just wandering What is the best time you've ever got for 1.5 miler? What type of different training do you do to improve your 1.5 mile time?

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9:59 best a few years back, get around 10:30 now. Got 11:14 at selection though :o

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My worst and first ever one was 12.41 then i started to go on often jogs. say wednesday i would go for a 30 min jog and then friday do my 1.5 mile jog and time my self. but monday tuesday and thursday i would be at karate for 2 hours each. doiin fitness etc. and my time gradually came down and then i got 9.39 but at selection i got 9.34
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1.5 miles is a relatively short distance.
I find sustained sprint sessions very valuable. You can incorporate these in interval training, or as a stand alone session. You have to push it though to gain any noticeable benefit.

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Yeah as i was doing my wednesday night jog. i was doing it as sprinting, then jogging and so on.
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I find interval running very useful when training for any running goal.
For example I might do 8x200m
(200m jog + 200m sprint, 8 times)
You can build this up to 300m and 400m sections.

Normal running (i.e. not interval) for 1.5 miles, try running 1 mile and also 2 miles, not just 1.5 miles.
This helps you adapt to running around that distance.
If you can run 2 miles at a good pace, 1.5 will seem much easier.
And when you can consistently run 1 mile in a really good time, you can then push that out to 1.5 miles - which is just another 800 metres (keep telling yourself that!)

Running longer distances also helps, as this gets your body used to running in general and your technique should improve.

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My worst 1.5 time is 9.50mins, i'm not a expert trainer but what i did might not work for you but i started off doing 3miles with every lap i went up this massive hill(this is at best effort) then do the same and gradually increased the mileage, before i did phase one i was already running 8 miles but i didn't time it this was just my best effort, now my run time is 8.33mins at my last PFT. Diet has to change aswell like i said mate im not a expert but i was eating protien and carbs...basically stay away from chips and your kebabs.

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yeah about my diet i need to change it now ready for basic training. what do you suggest eat and dont eat?
i have like 3 pasta meals a week or something like that.
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I'm not going to give you advise im not sure about, i could only tell you what i was eating..i was eating lots a fish tuna is best but you'll get bored so just read the back of them and give it a mix (you want low fat), rice,pasta, potatoes and chicken. Like i said mate keep it low fat but keep some fats in your diet. Work hard and good luck.

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#10 Post by tobyj »

are right then thank mate !! :)
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I failed hard at my run at ADSC, lately i've been getting the usual 8-9 mins but 11 was piss poor. i did eat hearty and dined in hell before i let them 'have it'' 300 jokes love em.
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8-9 mins is goood for adsc keep it up mate. you will pass wth flying colours wth that time.
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tobyj wrote:8-9 mins is goood for adsc keep it up mate. you will pass wth flying colours wth that time.
That's the problem i didn't get that at ADSC, relay let my self down, mind you i did have an Epic stitch
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#14 Post by tobyj »

yeah ano i guessed. im saying keep it up and next time you will pass! just on the morning have a light breakfast, like cereal.
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#15 Post by jstagg »

Lol i passed, piece on wee on a shoe so my interviewer said.

Good luck on the 1st btw mate, I'm off to ITC on the 22nd, have to give you shout there.
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