Help me run 2 miles!

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krizzle
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I am trying out for the HS freshman team, and one of the tests their is a 2-mile timed run. I need to get it down from about 19:00 to 15:00.

Are there anythings other than running that would help?
IE stair climbing, jump rope.

I intend to lose about 6 pounds of belly and leg fat. I've already lost about 1.5

John_Bob
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Well 15 minutes is really slow for a 2 mile so it shouldn't be that hard to do it. Running is really the only thing that will help you significantly. I would say just run 2 miles every day and see how much your time goes down.

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You could try some tempo runs. Runners use them to get thier mind used to dealing with being pushed by a higher pace. Its basically where you run at a comfortably hard pace for 15-20 mins. Combine that with a bit of sprinting and long distance work, and you should get a decent time
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If you mix it up and don't always just run 2 miles you should easily bring your time down. For about 4 weeks I did 2.3 mile runs. I started at around 18-20 minutes and brought it down to a best time of 16:43. And then I hit a plateau around the 17 minute mark. Then I started doing intervals, other strength exercises, etc. Basically, what I'm saying is that you'll probably plateau too. So try doing sprints once a week and then long distance 3-5 times. Try running for 15 minutes as hard as you can and going 2.5 miles every once in a while to mix things up. Run 1 mile in 7 minutes. Rest 5 minutes. Run the next in 7-7:30.

This really isn't the best way to get in shape for soccer, but if it's something you have to do then do it.

krizzle
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Thanks for all your suggestions.

I timed myself on the track and got 18:38 for a 2-mile run. My one mile time was about 9:12.
I look forward to improving on my time!

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Well,I would advise you to do a lot of up hills,short sprints and plyometrics.Imo,they are the best exercises for endurance related exercises.Stamina also plays a very vital role in long distance runs or marathons so first you should aim for a decent target like 5 km to run.It would help you a lot in the long run.Btw 15 minutes is not a much of a target(nah I am not criticizing you) and unless you are a kid with extremely small body,you can run it in far less time than 15 m.ENjoy !

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I have a question, have you been in good shape recently? Like easily able to run 2 miles in under 15 minutes within a few months ago? Because if so you will improve rapidly and will probably be able to get back there pretty quick. But if you've never been in that good of shape then this will be a little difficult, but once you do it you will realize how easy running a 15 minute 2-miler really is.

krizzle
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I haven't been in great shape at all throughout my life :(

Last year i did run about 3.2 miles in 30 minutes- it was a timed event.

fawad000
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That is good man,at least you ran 5km,just burn calories and you will do fine :D

krizzle
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Yesterday I went on the track and really surprised myself. I was expecting something around 17:38 but instead got 16:00. I'm really happy I got that, even though I tripped midway through the 6th lap on my shoelace :oops:
Hopefully before school ends I will have gotten to my first goal of 15:00.

krizzle
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Success!

On sunday I ran a sub-15 minute mile at 14:57.
Over the next months I will try to get it below 14:00. It's going to be hard- no more improvements this drastic :(

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[quote="krizzle"]Success!

On sunday I ran a sub-15 minute mile at 14:57.
Over the next months I will try to get it below 14:00. It's going to be hard- no more improvements this drastic :([/quote

Sounds like you will be fine... Just bust your ass during the tryout run thing.. You are working on soccer too right?
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soccergirl21
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how can i run 2 miles in under 15 when i dont even think i can run 1 mile completley i play soccer but i dont run very long distance???

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