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how to run 1.5 miles in 12 minuites on a treadmill?

i am currently in the recruting stage of the R.A.F
my next step is a medical then a fitness test which consists of a 1.5 mile run in a set time of 12 minuites and 12 seconds that is run on a tread mill. i have been training for this both outside and in the gym but in the gym im not sure what pace to set the treadmill at if i want to achieve this time or even below this time. any suggestions ? cheers

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6 Responses to “how to run 1.5 miles in 12 minuites on a treadmill?”

  1. Hmmmm37 said:

    I would run at a comfortable pace and see what your time is. And then if it is not fast enough I would increase the speed each day until you reach your goal time. I think most people run at 6.5 or faster.

  2. John J said:

    Set the treadmill to either 7.5 miles per hour, or to 12 km per hour. That’ll give you the right speed. Then run for 12 minutes, and you’re there.

    Bear in mind that in the real RAF test, you’ll have wind and weather to deal with, so it might not be quite as easy as the treadmill, but I expect you’ll pull out a bit extra on the day to make up for it. Good luck!

  3. Becca =] said:

    just set it to a jog, 12 minutes is a long time for 1.5miles if you’re already quite fit and push yourself you could make it in 9-10 minutes

  4. whycantigetagoodnickname said:

    Set the treadmill to 8 minute miles, or 7.5mph to do 1 1/2 miles in 12 minutes 12 seconds. The treadmill takes about 10 seconds to get up to speed, so you will find although mathematically 8 minute miles means you do the distance in 12 mi nuts realistically it takes about 12Min’s, 10 seconds on the treadmill.

    If you can manage it, set the treadmill to 8 miles an hour and that gives you a margin to slow down in if you have an off day during your test.

    If you have the time, try running on the treadmill for 15 minutes instead of stopping at 12 or 1.5 miles – it will give you a little extra stamina for the test (just in case) and also in training if you can set a little incline on the treadmill as well that will help you. However the most important thing at the moment is to get the speed right – I’d go for 8mph just to be sure

  5. Jamie C said:

    i had the 1.5 mle test for the navy same time, i found training on the treadmill alot to imporve my time ,then done it in 8mins 32secs on the day.

  6. Sunshine808 said:

    Run fast! hehe sorry i just couldn’t resist.




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