I passed Army selection three weeks ago and I'm now waiting for a start date which could be April/May next year unless a vacancy comes up. After selection I developed a cold which I used as an excuse not to do much exercise and after only running for four minutes today I was absolutely shattered, however my fitness wasn't that great before and the fastest I've been able to run 1.5 miles (which the Army use to measure fitness) is 11 minutes. Could anyone help me develop a training programme to help me get fit. Obviously I need to be doing lots of running but what other exercises should I be doing and how often? I've been doing the 3 day split in GordyR's beginners guide to bodybuilding but find some of the exercises just leave my legs feeling really cramped when running. I want to take up swimming too, something I haven't done for nearly ten years but don't know how often I should be doing things and on what days to mix weight lifting with running to avoid destroying my body.