Strength train/running?

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    THOMAS LYNCH
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    Hello!

    Though out of the gate I’m sure common sense says it’s not optimal, do you believe you can train for Hypertrophy/follow a strength training program while also attempting to train for a half marathon?

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    Jathan Underwood
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    I’m doing the exact same thing at the moment so Ill pitch in my two cents on this and see what joe says. I’m basically going to focus on three things: my weight, running frequency and recovery. I’m am going to be cutting down some weight for my run but I do not want to lose weight to quickly because that could really hinder how much muscle I add/maintain. So tracking calories and increasing them when needed as to not lose more mass than I want too. My running frequency is going to be low i.e. 3-4 days as a way to prevent myself from losing weight to quickly. Then just trying to max out my recover through broga, making sure my off days are actually off days, and sleeping well. Also managing my expectations that I will probably not gain and possibly lose some mass during the final weeks of training and be okay with that if running the half marathon is one of my goals.

    #226650
    THOMAS LYNCH
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    Great response, looking forward to Joe &or Bryce’s two cents. For me I’ve never ran any kind of distance short of cardio for the gym, but a buddy of mine asked me to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone and it comes up on 4/24 so want to make a decision giving myself at least 3 months prep time and manage expectations as well. I play a fair amount of basketball and enjoy yoga, but sleep and diet will need to be something I take more serious before further pursuing. Regardless of my decision, good luck with your training!

    #226733
    Jathan Underwood
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    Dude me too. My sister in law has gotten into long distance running and asked me to do this with her along with some other family members. I’ve been a sports guy all my life but long distance running is not my specialty, but i’m gonna go for it anyways. I hope you choose to do it and if so good luck with your training!

    #226887
    THOMAS LYNCH
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    What a great community! Waiting to hear feedback from Joe & will certainly keep you guys abreast of the journey if I choose to commit.

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