As a young man who is currently working for a Naval Special Warfare contract, fitness is a part of my daily life. But I have found that improving certain parts of my fitness to be quite difficult.
While I am in the top of my class in Pushups, Pullups, and Situps, I find myself struggling with the cardio aspect (which is the largest aspect).
I would appreciate any advice on the running and sidestroke aspect.
I would prefer not to have the painfully obvious advice, for instance "practice makes perfect". I am proficient in the technique and do not need the instructional videos.
Thank you very much gents, I look forward to your posts.
What exactly are your goals for running? distance? pace? I guess I don't really know what you are asking? If you want to get better at running then you should be running 4-5x a week its pretty simple
Hats off to you, sir. Which aspect of the cardio is giving you trouble? The endurance fatigue or breathing? Have you looked into, or have the schedule flexibility to check out some interval training? Like some of the workouts from the Insanity workouts or a cardio based Crossfit workout. If you do normal daily runs, put some headphones on and sing out loud with whatever you're listening to. Singing/chanting while running can improve lung conditioning.
Well when I pick up the pace, the cardio would be the culprit. For the long distance runs it is more leg endurance. But I can run forever as long as I run slow enough. However I need to get into the 6 minute range for a 4-6 mile run. As that is the most common distance I must endure.
I would also like a sub 9 minute 1.5 mile.
Anything under a mile and a half isn't worth training unless for sprint intervals.
Possibly a stupid question. Are you timed on your maintained speed or your time between x and Y?
If you can recover in the slow mode run, you might up your overall speed by doing sprints & recovery periods. Basically full out run for a short period, then your slow steady till you have your wind back and another full out run. You should lower your over all time.
Also just an update. My Swim pace was just tested today and is well within passing parameters. So perhaps weight routines to improve a scissor kick? Or perhaps an arm pull from a sidestroke.
Thank you gents, and of course the few ladies on this site.
Do you smoke?
Only a cigar for celebration occasions, which don't inhale into your lungs, so no issues there, and I am a fan of split runs, .75 mile sprint, 1.5 mile PST speed, then a 3 mile jog.
Running is just learning to embrace the suck. Swimming is something you hae or don't have.
Viking swims. 25 meter sprint laps for 5 minutes straight, have someone time 30 seconds and each lap and your rest period in between must last no longer than 30 seconds. Do that for five minutes straight, then double the time you do it after a week or so.
ha thanks all, training to be a SEAL is a bitch. But I have 7 months!
7 months goes by in a flash. At least it does now. When I was your age it was an eternity.
Keep up the good work. And keep us updated.