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Ideal Weight for Runner

 
John Lee
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For a elite runner, the formula is:
Weight (ib) = Height (inch) * 2
I think this is for men, but women should not be much different. So you should have 2 ibs for every inch you have. For example, if you are 6 ft, then you should weigh 144 ib to be a good runner.
Now who is not overweight?
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68" * 2 = 136
Whew! I'm just underweight to be a runner. Good thing - I only run when I'm being chased.
 
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Are you describing a good runner or a good kite?
 
Paul Stevens
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How do the top sprinters do it. They are so over the ideal weight.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Paul Stevens:
How do the top sprinters do it. They are so over the ideal weight.

Here I only mean long distance runner.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Are you describing a good runner or a good kite?

A good dog/runner, since kite is sprinter and dog has endurance.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Elaine Micheals:
68" * 2 = 136
Whew! I'm just underweight to be a runner. Good thing - I only run when I'm being chased.

Cool! Keep up the good work.
 
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71 1/2" 135# :roll:
 
Gail Schlentz
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Really??? You're a bean pole! (Or does your signature apply here??)
 
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Whats the definition of 'elite' in 1/2 marathon or marathon times?
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69", 144lbs, 1/2 marathon pb = 91mins
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by del james:
Whats the definition of 'elite' in 1/2 marathon or marathon times?
del
69", 144lbs, 1/2 marathon pb = 91mins

I am not sure, because I am not a elite.
Try
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&group=rec.running
They will give you a better answer.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by del james:
Whats the definition of 'elite' in 1/2 marathon or marathon times?
del
69", 144lbs, 1/2 marathon pb = 91mins


del:
You are a pretty good runner. I never ran half Marathon or marathon. The longest I ever want to run is probablly 10k. But I never run an official race before.
All I know is that 400m repeat is important for distance running up to 10k. For half marathon or marathon, you probablly want to do 800m repeat.
I can run 400m under 1 min relatively easily. I am 5 - 11, 165 ib (170 ib after a big meal). So perhaps marathon is too long for me.
Anyway, way to go, keep up the good work.
 
John Lee
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Well, apparently, there is not many runners in the ranch.
 
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I used to run (not marathon distances - 5 miles or so) but I had to stop because I was getting exercise induced hypotension.
 
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Originally posted by Don Liu:
Well, apparently, there is not many runners in the ranch.

Running hurts.
 
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You guys may be overweight, but I'm just short for my weight .
Lets see, I should be about 9 . . . well let's not go into details .
 
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Lets see, I should be about 9 . . . well let's not go into details

Don't worry Cindy - I'm not far behind you!
Elite runner? Ha! I run after my 2 & 4 year olds out of necessiry sometimes - what do you call that?
Janet
 
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Every year in Boulder, Colorado, we have the Bolder Boulder race. The elite actually race to see who wins (for a monetary prize). Then thousands of ordinary citizens run (and walk) just to say they've been in the race and finished.
 
John Lee
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Running seems a good tradition in professional. In the last company I work with, my manager run 10k under 45 min., one of the co-workers finished in ~41 min (that is very good). I heard President bush can run 5k in ~21 min.
Generally speaking, 10k in 50 min or 200 m/min is considered good.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Elaine Micheals:
68" * 2 = 136
Whew! I'm just underweight to be a runner. Good thing - I only run when I'm being chased.

Are we talking about NCAA women's 3000m champion here?
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Janet Wilson:

Elite runner? Ha! I run after my 2 & 4 year olds out of necessiry sometimes - what do you call that?
Janet

running, of course!
 
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i run country and have playled soccer for 9 years and the person that wanted to know why the top sprinters way over weight its because instead of fat making them over weight its extra musle which makes them faster
 
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