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    Default I need some extra exercises to help my 2 mile run.

    I am getting very close to getting the run time I need to pass for Army PT test.I need to shave off about 40-50 seconds. I really want to pass my PT test before I ship so I can be promoted. I passed the push up and sit ups as well as the online training. I know there are some people it was easy run and I am sure for you guys the run is easy, but I seem to struggle with it. When I first started running my 2 mile was 20:43,now couple months later last time I did it, was at 16:23. I try to push myself hard on the 2nd mile but I seem to run out of breathe and energy fast makes me mad.....Sometimes almost throw up.

    I have till September 20th, which is when I ship.

    What extra exercises can I do for my legs and core that will help me run faster and my endurance?

    Also how many miles should I run a day? Should I run everyday?

    Thanks for any help or advice.
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    RUN, RUN, RUN...oh wait for it, wait for it, RUN!

    How old are you? If you are 17-21 Male 16:23 is failing but if you are 22-26 then its passing! There is no secret weapon, no secret exercise, no magic exercise that will make you run better, BUT RUN! Run long slow distance one day, run sprints the next time, alternate!

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    No exercise has helped my endurance more than 60/120s. Sprint as hard as you can for 60 seconds, then walk for 120 seconds. Repeat until you're exhausted. At first you can do 30/60s until your endurance builds up. Doing this on your sprint days that MPclk mentioned will help alot.

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    I came into basic running a 14:30... My first pt test 2 mile in basic training itself was a 14:15. Then we started doing 30/60's and 60/120's... My second pt test 2 miles was a 13:05. 5 seconds off the max. I shaved off over 1 minute in 2 weeks... My third pt test run time was a 12:26. Shaved off 40 seconds. Then my 4th pt test run was a 12:49, During this test we did the push ups and sit ups in the morning at 4:50, then it started raining and lightning so the DS didn't make us run in the morning. We trained all day in the 100 degree Ft. LeonardWood, Missouri heat then we ran at 1700 that evening. It was 100 degrees and humid as shit and I still ran a 12:49.

    My 5th and final pt test, I did 76 pushups, 89 sit ups and ran the 2 mile in 11:50. I scored a 327 on my PT test. 3rd highest in the company... The highest PT was a 354! dude did 72 push ups(he counted 90 but DS's "counted" 72 correct form pu's) he did 118 situps and a 10:34 2 mile run.

    But do the 60/120's.... They help a lot, and also run 3-4 miles once a week to get better endurance as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by One4All View Post
    I am getting very close to getting the run time I need to pass for Army PT test.I need to shave off about 40-50 seconds. I really want to pass my PT test before I ship so I can be promoted. I passed the push up and sit ups as well as the online training. I know there are some people it was easy run and I am sure for you guys the run is easy, but I seem to struggle with it. When I first started running my 2 mile was 20:43,now couple months later last time I did it, was at 16:23. I try to push myself hard on the 2nd mile but I seem to run out of breathe and energy fast makes me mad.....Sometimes almost throw up.

    I have till September 20th, which is when I ship.

    What extra exercises can I do for my legs and core that will help me run faster and my endurance?

    Also how many miles should I run a day? Should I run everyday?

    Thanks for any help or advice.
    I would run the two every second day and warm up well before hand. no point in getting silly injuries at this point... consistency is key and don't forget to warm up before training... you wont be long making the running mark when you get in... FYI, I was running approx 8 miles a day before I went in in 7-8 minute average miles, I was a flyer, but running in shorts is not the same as running in full combat equipment fighting order (CEFO), the training will get forge your body for endurance aswell as speed, so keep up what your doing, don't risk silly injuries so warm up right, and let the instructors training regime do the rest when you get in...

    Good luck and keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoo34 View Post
    I came into basic running a 14:30... My first pt test 2 mile in basic training itself was a 14:15. Then we started doing 30/60's and 60/120's... My second pt test 2 miles was a 13:05. 5 seconds off the max. I shaved off over 1 minute in 2 weeks... My third pt test run time was a 12:26. Shaved off 40 seconds. Then my 4th pt test run was a 12:49, During this test we did the push ups and sit ups in the morning at 4:50, then it started raining and lightning so the DS didn't make us run in the morning. We trained all day in the 100 degree Ft. LeonardWood, Missouri heat then we ran at 1700 that evening. It was 100 degrees and humid as shit and I still ran a 12:49.

    My 5th and final pt test, I did 76 pushups, 89 sit ups and ran the 2 mile in 11:50. I scored a 327 on my PT test. 3rd highest in the company... The highest PT was a 354! dude did 72 push ups(he counted 90 but DS's "counted" 72 correct form pu's) he did 118 situps and a 10:34 2 mile run.

    But do the 60/120's.... They help a lot, and also run 3-4 miles once a week to get better endurance as well...
    awsome job on your 327, I cant see anyone doing 118 situps.....basically 1 correct situp for 2 minutes straight seems damn near impossible but good on him (what would his score have been if they counted his 90??)!! I did 99 pushups, 73 situps and 14:50.....and I dont think I can get many more pushups. I ship in Oct so I hope my run time drops....the 30/60, 60/120 have helped so far (and I am sure the BCT PT will shave off even more time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FACTORY View Post
    awsome job on your 327, I cant see anyone doing 118 situps.....basically 1 correct situp for 2 minutes straight seems damn near impossible but good on him (what would his score have been if they counted his 90??)!! I did 99 pushups, 73 situps and 14:50.....and I dont think I can get many more pushups. I ship in Oct so I hope my run time drops....the 30/60, 60/120 have helped so far (and I am sure the BCT PT will shave off even more time)
    That's literally almost 1 situp a second nonstop.

    Good stuff thegoo34!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Army Strong View Post
    That's literally almost 1 situp a second nonstop.

    Good stuff thegoo34!
    +3 to that... yep, thats the way to go on the PT..... and theres always room for improvement... at least thats what I found...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cem4k View Post
    No exercise has helped my endurance more than 60/120s. Sprint as hard as you can for 60 seconds, then walk for 120 seconds. Repeat until you're exhausted. At first you can do 30/60s until your endurance builds up. Doing this on your sprint days that MPclk mentioned will help alot.
    I second this, I also include some distance stuff with it. Run a mile then 60/120s for two miles then jog 3 miles back.

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