Building Your Distance Capability
Having spent some time recently with a combat veteran and recent graduate of the air assault school, I had the need for ongoing aerobic conditioning driven home.
One of the tests needed to complete air assault school is for each soldier, burdened with a 45-pound pack, body armor and helmet, and weapon, to finish a 12 mile course in 3 hours or less.
Meet the time, and you advance.
Fail to meet the time, and you fail the course.
Makes the following programs seem a bit more palatable, doesn't it?
Fitness walking programs for 5K/10K/half-marathon distances
5 kilometer (3.1 mile) training program
10 kilometer (6.2 mile) training program
Half-marathon (13.1 mile) training program
See you on the road.