beast running

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  1. greenleaf

    greenleaf Member

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    Hi all, does anybody have any tips on how to best prepare for running during beast? I want to be as prepared as possible, so what is the best way to train over the next 3 months?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Cookiemom

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    As my son did...run
     
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  3. MidCakePa

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    Run. Run long and slow. Run short and fast. Run up hills. Run down hills. Mix it up for maximum improvement. Get good running shoes designed for your foot type. Eat well. Sleep well. Hydrate. Rest every few days. Don’t neglect strength training — upper body and lower body. And above all, run.
     
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  4. UHBlackhawk

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    Weight lifting is often overlooked for running but can greatly reduce your chance of injury.
     
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  5. CallSignGaspar

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    Run fast and make it your comfortable pace. Gotta get those lactic acids fired up!
     
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  6. Goat 965

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    If you are on your HS track team, you should be good. DD finished the track season last year in June, and ran a bit between then and Beast, and had no problems. You might consider running track, if only for the running workouts.
     
  7. ders_dad

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    I would add to throw in lunges 3 days a week - weighted sets. This is better for running than squats and much easier on the back. Running will unbalance your lower body. Lunges will strengthen your hamstrings and glutes and really help reduce injuries and increase speed.
     
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    One thing to really stress is running hills. I was from a totally flat part of the country and was in good running shape, but was not prepared for the hills at all and it makes a huge difference.
     
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    what's the furthest distance we should be prepared for?
     
  10. NYScout

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    3-4 miles in beast. You will break up into ability groups based on your initial APFT time upon entry. Fast people will run faster workouts. Slower people will be in a slower group. However, be prepared to run a mile or so in formation to PT locations. Do not be the one to fallout on a run after PT has been completed. Beast is straight forward, showing up in good running shape is a solid way to make your life easier.

    Mix up your runs. If you have are trying to improve then try the following.
    Do 3-5 mile long distance runs about once a week.
    800 m (half-mile) fast paced runs (3-6 sets) 1-2 times a week.
    Throw in a 2-3 mile run with other workouts as a warm up or cool down.
    100-200 m hill sprints are also good.
    You don't need to be the fastest, but being able to stay in formation while moving up a hill is a must.
    As has been stated by others, don't just train running. Being well rounded with weight lifting etc. can help improve your running form.

    Last thing... go ahead and push yourself on runs. You can sustain a hard pace for longer than you think. Get yourself in a grind mentality.
     
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  11. Parent of 4

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    Running 3 miles twice per week with a 40 lb ruck really helped DS prepare last year..