Getting Ready for Physical Demands of Plebe Summer

<p>I was hoping that some current mids could help me out on this...
First of all, I'm entering the class of 2015 and I'm trying to get as ready as possible for Plebe Summer. I'm not a really fast runner but I can run far. I do 6 mile runs 3-4 times a week. Also, I have a lot of upper body strength and can max pushups and situps on the PRT. However, I am just under the minimum for the 1.5 mile run on the PRT... I know that I'll pass the PRT but will that speed of running get me through Plebe Summer? Also, what are some things to increase my speed (the recommended workout routine doesn't really help with this).</p>

<p>Thanks so much!</p>

<p>"...will that speed of running get me through Plebe Summer?" Sure. And you'll get better when motivated and moved along by your fellowette Plebes. You'll be fine. </p>

<p>If you want to run faster. Run intervals. And as the saying goes, when you're doing them remember ..."If they don't kill you? They'll make you better." Guaranteed. Ask your track coach or look it up on Google about variations on running intervals. I like the sprinting 220, walking 220 ... then doing them at 440. And do 10 or 11 in your condition. Don't eat any chili or sauerkraut before doing them. In fact, dont each much. You might have it revisiting if you're determined to work at this.</p>

<p>I'm also going to the Academy this coming summer. I'm a boy who can max the push-ups and sit-ups (101 each) and am getting close to maxing the run (I'm at about 8:30 and the max is 8:15). My advice for running would to do this. Continue with your six mile runs, except cut them down to three or four days a week max. Then, do track hard intervals two days a week. My advice would be to start with 400's (maybe 4 of them). Run each of them at your GOAL mile time. So if your goal mile time is 6 minutes, run them at 1:30 each. Take a full recovery for these. As you get in better shape do more 400's and maybe through in some 200s in between or after the 400s. If you want to mix it up do some 300's, 500's or 600's, possibly 800's later. Don't do 220's or 440's, I don't know what that person is talking about.</p>