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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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.


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