Right tomorrow i am going to start my running training for the Royal Marines. Got myself some proper shoes calculated some routes etc and i'm now pretty much set to start running. Since i've ran like twice in my life i realise i won't be anywhere near the levels you guys are at. So could you kind souls please describe to me a good way to get the levels you guys are at in the year timeframe i am giving myself to do it in. Plus while am at it is it realistic to go from never running at all to running 1.5 mile in about 8.5 minutes in about a year? Thanks guys.