>Running 101>I need help guys
The voice of mile 18
2014 Goal : " Be my own Hero"
" Choose Joy"
The only thing that happens quickly in running is injury.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
Ok Shane, here's the deal. You need to be running at least an 11 minute mile followed by a 5.5 minute half mile in order to pass this run, and then just barely. So you've got to drop your mile time two minutes and have the endurance to maintain that pace for the entire mile and a half run. I don't know how much time you have to get ready for this, but you need to get your ass in gear. Your current training plan is fatally flawed. You are hitting a wall because you are not putting enough effort into increasing your stamina.
You say you're fat- how fat are you? Are you enormously obese, or have you just had a few too many donuts? (I'm a cop too, I can say that). If you are running on a modern rubber or polymer track and have decent shoes, I think that you should be able increase your runs to at least two miles almost immediately. You need to be running at least three days a week, and four would be better. Two miles a week is not going to get you ready to successfully complete this run.
So, how bad do you want this job Shane? If you truly want it, get your butt to the track and put the miles in; otherwise I hope you haven't resigned from your old job because your going to need it.
Assuming the test isn't next week, you CAN do this but your effort is going to have to match your desire.