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      01-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #13
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To address a couple of things in this thread...

1. Run on soft but firm surfaces, ideally a grass field or similar surface, but a treadmill will do. Reserve running on concrete for your tests, as in the long run it'll hurt you, particularly if you're nursing shin splints.

2. Do not run long distances on your toes, that's a technique mostly used by sprinters. That said you don't have to run full on heel/toe either. Try to strike the ground midfoot. Either way, changing your running technique with only nine days until your test won't help and could actually hurt your time.

3. As far as distance goes, I got used to my 3 mile runs in the Marines, but sometimes go up to 10k. I'd do interval training at about 5k.

4. Core work, meaning abs and lower back will greatly help.