Fitness levels are getting better!

jamie.english

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Over the past few months I have been going to the gym and running around my neighborhood.

When I first started, i couldn't even do 1/4 of a mile without stopping, but baring in mind when I started my initial training it was around 45 degrees C outside (i'm currently living in the USA).

Now I can run well over 2 miles without feeling anything. I haven't timed myself on the 1.5 mile run or the 3 mile run yet. I'm going to start timing myself on the 1.5 mile once I get to England.

My fitness plan for running as been quite simple.

Week 1: .5 mile run
Week 2: 1.5 mile run
Week 3: 2.0 mile run
Week 4: 2.5 mile run
Week 5: 3.0 mile run
Week 6: 3.5 mile run
Week 7: 4.0 mile run
so on and so on.

For pressups:

Week 1: 3 sets of 25
Week 2: 3 sets of 30
Week 3: 3 sets of 35
Week 4: 3 sets of 40
Week 5: 3 sets of 45
Week 6: 3 sets of 50
Week 7: 3 sets of 55

For Situps:

Week 1: 3 sets of 30
Week 2: 3 sets of 35
Week 3: 3 sets of 40
Week 4: 3 sets of 45
Week 5: 3 sets of 50
Week 6: 3 sets of 55
Week 7: 3 sets of 60
Week 8: 3 sets of 65

Before I started training for the Royal Marines I was a bit of a "beach body builder". During the summer in the US you'll spend a lot of time and the beach or if you're like me, at the lake. That's why I started off with so many Reps. I'm not a typical body builder, im not huge and beefy.

Once I get to England my training schedule will look something like this:

Monday: AM Circuit training. PM Running.
Tuesday: AM Circuit training. PM swim
Wednesday: AM Rest. PM Running
Thursday: AM Circuit training. PM swim.
Friday: AM Circuit training. PM Running
Saturday: AM Rest. PM Running 1.5 mile test
Sunday: AM Circuit training. PM Steady run.

I hope all goes well during the rest of my training. I have my aptitude test on the 20th of this month. I'm quite nervous, but I don't know why. I have taken some practice tests and usually get 80 - 95% correct. Wish me luck and good luck to everyone training, thinking about becoming a RM and everyone who passed PRMC!

I can't wait to get into training and meet some good friends!
 

Jas

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Its great when you look back to when you first started training and see how far you've come since then. :)

Best of luck with the aptitude tests, you'll easily pass. :wink:
 

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I remember when i first joined RT in 2004, i could barely run a half mile without being knackered and that was when i first handed in my application. By the time my PRMC came round i could run 5 miles quite comfortably. All i needed was my lungs to adapt to the training as it was my lungs that gave up first and not my legs.

Keep at it.

Good luck
 

Mr T

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Whoa fella,

Wheres your rest day for you rotuine?

Wont be able to make the neccesary gains without adequate rest,
as Im sure you know as an ex bodybuilder

Cheers
 

jamie.english

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Rest days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

I am running on those days. It's not a long distance run... just a short .5 mile.
 
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