Apologies if there's another thread regarding this topic...I checked the last 10 pages or so and couldn't find one. For my army rotc scholarship, i ran the mile in just under 10 minutes. I'm sure i wouldnt have been able to do any more, and am glad i didnt have to. Since then (i took the pft in december) i have not done any running at all. I'd like to at least be able to pass the apft by the time i go to college in august. I'd like it even better if i could be able to run 4 or 5 miles at a good pace by that time. I went running a few days ago--right now, i have a major problem with getting side stitches after about a minute of running. Does anyone have any suggestions, both for how to not get the side stitches or how to properly build up to a good number of miles at a good pace in under 5 months?