I was hoping you guys might be able to take a look at my goals/training and let me know if this seems like a good routine for achieving what I want. I'm going into OCS for the Navy in 2 months and for the last 6 months I've been getting myself into shape. I'm well above the entrance qualifications already and I would ideally like to be at a level where I could pass the exit qualifications before I even get there. As it stands the exit qualifications are 85 situps in 120 sec, 60 pushups in 120sec, swim 500m untimed and run 1.5 miles in 10:30. I workout 3 days a week usually mon/wed/fri. MY training consists of swimming started at 500m added 50m more a week currently at 800m. Pushups and Situps started at 40/20 added 5 a week currently at 70/40 I try to do these without stopping. I also do the Bill Starr 5x5 weightlifting program. Running has been the area I have struggled to come up with a good program and stick with it. My problem comes from 2 sources. I really dislike running and my legs already take a real beating from squats, deadlifts and weight training. I started doing running again about 6 weeks ago started at 10min jogging at about a 10min/mile pace and added 2 minutes a week up to 20. At this point I decided I would rather switch to less time at a faster pace cause I was spending like 3.5 hours in the gym on workout days. So last week I ran as far as I could at a 7min/mile pace it proved to be between 8-9mins. My main goal obviously is to be able to run 1.5miles in 10:30. However my secondary goals are to improve my overall cardio and also to cutdown body fat as much as possible. I really dislike running on the treadmill but it has been the only way I have been able to maintain a 7 min/mile pace. To alleiviate this I was thinking of switching to 400m sprints at the indoor track at my YMCA. Will this still help me to improve my 1.5 mile time?