what the cruiser was talking about with the "run/walk" program was the best advice to help your run time. you will do this in basic/ait and i still do this routine with my soldiers here on active duty. you will more than likely hear it referred to as "interval training". the idea behind it is to sprint as hard as you can for 30-60 seconds, and walk for 60-120 seconds. the harder you push yourself, the better the results you will get. if you do this in the few months you have left before you ship, you should be ready for the easy runs you will do when you go to basic. good luck, even though you want to be an mp.