The Quickest Way to Fitness

Research indicates the most efficient way to improve aerobic capacity is the three minute interval with three minutes of rest between intervals.

It takes about two minutes to elevate VO2 to capacity levels. So if you are going to train for capacity the real work begins when the work interval gets beyond two minutes. Unless the work is so short that the recovery is incomplete, in which case VO2 remains elevated throughout the workout.

Complete 3 min intervals at your 2 km pace + 10 sec.

Rest interval is also 3 minutes.

Begin with 6 intervals.
Include this workout once a week and add 1-2 intervals per session until you reach 12.