Marathon crew?

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  1. smithers

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    Been volunteering at a nonprofit for autistic children for a bit, and just found out the staff was recruiting runners for the Chicago Marathon next year :hs:

    I only just fit running into my split this past summer - MWFSa Chest/Back/Arms/Legs, with running Tuesday and Thursdays.

    My comfortable pace is about 9:30/mi, but I usually can push to about ~8:20/mi for 5 miles. I've never ran more than 5.

    How early should I start training for next September? 26.2 miles...
     
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    My stats, if it matters:

    135 lbs/5'10, Bench 155/DL 295/Squat 225/Press 105.

    After cutting this whole summer (I went from about 170 in April to 135 the past month :eek3:) I've recently switched my split to strength training. I'm prepared to lose a shit ton of muscle. :hs:
     
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    are you trolling? you purposefully cut to 135? :rofl:
     
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    bro skip the running, instead drive your car to the nearest buffet and dont leave
     
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    Cut is the wrong term... my first priority was losing weight. But I was able to get my stats up too (still not very impressive for 135, but while 170 sure).

    Now I'm trying to gain while keeping bf low. I could easily double cals but I like being skinny as fuck, and I don't think a marathon is going to do me too good :hsd:
     
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    your under weight and sept next year is cake. i did my first marathon with a 14 week program, and at best i could run a 5k to start.

    google rookie marathon training programs
     
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    Don't take things so seriously...life will kill yo
    you've got plenty of time. focus on not getting injured and you'll be fine
     
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    I know us runners are lean and shit, but god damn son. I'm 6'2" @ 162 lbs right now. I can't even imagine just barely shorter than me and roughly -30 lbs.

    As far as next September, yeah. You've got plenty of time to train. The best runners (hell, even athletes in general) stay injury free like calteg said.
     
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    i'm doing a marathon next march, i'll be happy with a time around 7hrs :mamoru:
     
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    134.4 as of this morning... I need to get my bf done. I'm not sure if it's because I'm dark as a motherfucker but I don't look as cut for my weight.

    You still got four inches on me brew :hsd:
     
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    Same team I'm going for had a 78 year old who got through in 5:15.

    26 miles. :eek3:
     
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    well, we'll see how i do, i don't have high expectations for myself. I still weigh 295, so depending on how much weight i lose and how conditioned i am by then.
     
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    marathon aint that hard bro.
    i ran it in 5 with a month of training at 5'5 175~

    put on some mass unless you're aiming for like 3 hours or some shit.
     
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