i have avoided running for the past 16 years and have just started about a month ago as i am joining the royal engineers. i have made great progress from barely being able to run half a mile to running 1.5 mile in 11 minutes. the reason for writing this is i have hit a dead spot for my 1.5 mile which is 11 minutes. id really like to shave a minute off this time for when i go to selection. does anyone have any tips to shaving the minute or so off? also if anyone has just started running or been doing it a while how have you progressed?