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Old 03-19-2008, 12:25 PM   #11
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:48 PM   #12
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Outside is totally the way to go.

Are there trails around. I am not small so I prefer running on something other than concrete. Treadmills really aren't the same as running outside. They serve their purpose when you can't get outside because of weather.

I would be really careful with your recovery if you are going to do 3 running and 4 or 5 strength workouts. I would probably taper back to 2 strength workouts per week and then add them in if I was doing ok.

What James wrote is spot on. I just wrote a 5K training protocol for a 265 LB guy this morning and it was very similar to what James is talking about. Follow his advice.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:33 AM   #13
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Yeah, don't try and fit too much in or you'll just go nowhere. I would love to improve my 10km time, really build the strength of my hill work on the mountain bike, recover the sprinting speed that I had in my early 20s, hit 30 pullups, deadlift 3 times bodyweight....but I can't do these all at once.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #14
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Outside is totally the way to go.

Are there trails around. I am not small so I prefer running on something other than concrete. Treadmills really aren't the same as running outside. They serve their purpose when you can't get outside because of weather.

I would be really careful with your recovery if you are going to do 3 running and 4 or 5 strength workouts. I would probably taper back to 2 strength workouts per week and then add them in if I was doing ok.

What James wrote is spot on. I just wrote a 5K training protocol for a 265 LB guy this morning and it was very similar to what James is talking about. Follow his advice.

To add a little bit onto what Derek said, you can do this a couple of ways.

Definitely go low volume, and add frequency rather than just trying to cram a whole bunch of volume into 2 days. Basically you'd be better off having 3 lighter volume days then squeezing 3 into 2.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
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Yeah, I am looking at way to much haha. I think what Im going to do is follow the A/B split James put up 4 days a week. Mon-A, Tue-B, Thur-A, Fri-B. Then for strength, just do those Invincible Fitness, EDT spinoffs on Tue and Thur nights only. Then based on energy, time, etc, throw in a little bit of active recovery swimming on Wed, Sat, Sun. Seems like a good plan to me. Im no fitness specimen, but Im also not new to working out, just to running haha, so hopefully my body should be able to handle this so long as I pay attention and dont go overboard.
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