This isn't about bodybuilding per se, but fitness related non the less. I need to be able to run a mile in 7min, right now I am super slow. I don't know how fast I can run it now, but I know I'm not fast at all. I have two weeks before I have my first deadline for running a mile, so what kind of progress is possible in 2 weeks? I realize 2 weeks is nothing, and so I don't expect to be able to do that in 2 weeks, but I'm curious what is normal expectations on improving running time. Thanks
just a shot at ur prob, try hittin da weights for lower body squats leg pres calf blah blah everything 3 times a week, and start jogging 1 mile for 3 days then 2 miles for 3 days then 3 miles 3 days then work on ur sprinting 30 sec jog 30 sec sprint for about 5 mins n increase it by a minute every day . oh and diet down lose weight n ull be faster u can loose a good 5-10 lbs in 2 weeks get to that cardio roaR!
well we need to know what your time is right now first...
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running a 7min mile might be possible in that time. Just run a mile everyother day for the two weeks, lift ur legs, and do sprints. Your time right now is probably closer to 7min that u think
I owuld train all out for a whatever time you have less. If your test is running outside then run outside. treadmills are easy to cheat. Whenever you have time run and run a lot. I know when I ran in HS we ran 5 days/week and I got decently quick in a short time. You have to build up your endurance so i would run 2-3 miles each time so that way 1 mile will seem easy.
For technique I would try to take long strides and breathe at a slow steady pace. I am sure if you research a little there are articles written on this. But a 7 minute mile isnt too hard, nor is it ieasy for a lot of people. Just educate yourself the best you can and give it your all.
For the people saying left legs...it is in 2 weeks, he is best off if he trains for him stamina/endurance. I don't even think it is that importane for long distance runner to train legs like weightlifters. I have known a lot of runners who ran awesome imes (under 5 min mile range) who never lifted their legs in their life.
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Dont lift, thats for sure. It depends on 1) What your running time is now 2) How dedicated you are 3) How much time you are willing to spend training
2 weeks is nothing at all, and you wont be shaving off too much time. I used to run just under 6 min in the one mile and 13 mins on the two mile, and that took over a year to achieve...
I suppose I can time it today. I do taekwondo 2-3x a week, but my problem is endurance. I have fast recovery time, and so it's not a problem in tkd class because I only need to exert myself for a few minutes at a time. Running is different from that.