I Need Help Training for Marine Corps Boot Camp - 3 Miles in Under 18 Minutes
I am training for Marine Corps Boot Camp, I am planning on shipping out around January first so I have a little less than two months to train for this.
I am trying to get a perfect score on the physical fitness test.
You are tested on three things:
1.) 3 Mile Run - 18 minutes or under is a perfect score (100 points)
2.) Pull ups - 20 pull ups is a perfect score (100 points)
3.) Sit ups - 100 sit ups in 2 minute is a perfect score (100 points)
The Marine Corps is big on physical fitness, I apply myself 100% to anything that I do and getting a perfect score on the physical fitness test requires just a bit more effort than getting a "pretty good score" and I don't want to be pretty good when perfection is possible.
I know the training deadline is very quickly approaching but I am already in good shape, I'm just trying to get my mile times down.
I can run 5 miles easily at about a 10-11 min pace
I run 3 miles in 24 minutes now, which I'm not proud of.
However in the past I've focused more on bulking up and not on cardio so now I have my chance to improve this portion of my physical fitness.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone!