Marathon Team

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  1. SF1775

    SF1775 Member

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    Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of what the marathon team is looking for in a cadet-athlete? I am seriously considering joining, but I don't know much about the team itself. Are there tryouts? How often are practices and what do they entail? When is the season?

    For the record, my half-marathon time is 1:30:10 (6:53 min/mi) and my mile is 4:59. I have yet to run a full marathon. Any feedback is welcome.
     
  2. mom3boys

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    Go to the USMA sports page and click "email coach." That's who can answer your questions.
     
  3. Wild Blue Yonder

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    Hi SF,

    My advice, join the team, a 1:30 half is awesome! DS did marathon club at USAFA and actually helped him get out of some regular beat sessions. Plus he got to go Boston and Marine Corp several times! Sponsor families there were awesome!!!

    USMA guys chime in if this is different at WP.
     
  4. SF1775

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    Good news. I hope to compete in my home city's marathon (New York) or America's classic (Boston) within the next few years, and I know cadets have competed in Boston in past years. I have each name sharpied to the bottom of my running shoes.
     
  5. Wishful

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    And they also run the football from West Point to Philadelphia for the Army/Navy game!
     
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    If you love running go for it, the cadet I was with was on the team and he ran a lot just in the 2 days I was there and seemed to really enjoy it.
     
  8. SF1775

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    That will be the most memorable run… running from our home on the Hudson to the field in which we will battle Navy. I don't know what is better… opposing despicable terrorism acts of the past by representing our U.S. Army in the Boston Marathon, or running the game ball down to Philly to be used to play against the Navy Midshipmen in order to beat them in to a bitter loss.

    Sing second. Beat Navy.
     

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