This is my first forum post so just bare with me here
My question is: Is there any way that I could improve my 3km time within a 2 and a half week period? I am training for a cross country event later this month, so every single second of improvement helps out
I am a male, 13 years old, weigh 115 pounds (52kg), and I am 5'7 (174cm approx.)
My current personal best 3km time is 11:27, but I know I didn't push myself to the limit
I'm not sure if this matters, but my best 2km was 8:07, but I've been doing more 3km than 2km recently
The only 'training' I do is a bit of fitness and running a few times/ per week in the mornings. These runs can range anywhere from 2 - 3km.
I competed in a Track and Field event for 800m and 1500m this summer and came in first place for both of those events, so that was a huge confidence boost
I am prepared to do anything to improve my time as much as possible because I know that my contenders are quite good
Thanks everybody, and please do reply
Maybe you've figured this out by now. No, there is no way to substantially improve your time in a couple weeks. Keep on training, do some intervals and/or a time trial or two. Long term you need to be doing more than running 2 - 3km a couple times a week.