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    Exclamation I have a quick question.

    I have around a month to be able to run 2400 meters in 13:30 minutes. (on flat ground).

    I did a test run and i did those 2400 meters in +- 16:00 minutes.

    Is it possible for me to cut 2:30 minutes of my time in a month?

    I dont practice cardio regularly.
    The places i run are not flat. My running course has uphills and downhills.

    I am planing on running 2400m everyday until the deadline, and try to beat 13:30. Is it enough?

    CAN I DO IT?

    (i really need to do it)
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    Anything is possible, I suppose.
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    If something was really that important then why'd you wait so long train for it? You may want to consult a running forum but I would bet you running the exact same distance every single day for a month straight would not be productive.
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    That is only a 9 minute mile pace; you should easily be able to get to that in 1 month. Your test run pace was 10:40 per mile, which is extremely slow. You just need to run a lot but not so much that you cause stress fractures. You could probably do the 2400 meters daily and try to shave 10 seconds off the total time each day. In your favor is that you are running on hills which is harder than flat ground.
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    Not really the forum you are looking for

    Also, FYI, there is a good chance the police or fire academy you are hoping to get into will be a lot more difficult than it needs to be if you are only just able to do the minimum run. If you do pass, keep working, hard, until it starts. Go for like 10 minutes flat, without killing yourself to get it. Just...sayin


    That said, don't run every single day.

    And don't run 2400m every single day.

    Try about five days a week, and vary them. A couple times do at least 5k meters slower. Don't go all out more than once a week and not for several days before the test
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    Running time often correlate to your weight and body fat%. Not only should you be running more, at a slower training pace, but you should also be on a caloric deficit diet..
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    Originally Posted by pondman View Post
    Running time often correlate to your weight and body fat%. Not only should you be running more, at a slower training pace, but you should also be on a caloric deficit diet..
    You're claiming he should be in a deficit without knowing his height, weight, age, or bodyweight?
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    I am 19.
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    Ok, at those figures it's unlikely you need to lose weight - trying to do so could be counterproductive. Do you have access to a treadmill? They're not as good as running in the real world, but can be useful for the data.

    To reach your goal you need to average just over 13.3km/h. To be safe I would practice running at a slightly higher speed - say 14km/h. You won't be able to do the full 2.4km at first, but can build up to it. Take 1-2 days off running per week.

    Having more time would be ideal, but it's definitely possible.
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