# The Stillman Formula for optimal running weight

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11/09/2012 at 21:10

I came across The stillman formula a while back, which I decided to follow. Did a check and found my normal ideal weight should be 148 Lbs. As I run long distance, should be aiming at 20% below normal range. So my normal weight is 10 St 8lbs, minus 20%. Giving a running weight for my 6ft 3 inch frame is 8 stone, 4 lbs.

This is what I've acheived, and it does work, finding running conistant and quick recovery.

Anybody aiming for this formula? Google search and explains all.

11/09/2012 at 21:47

8stone 4 for someone 6ft3?

Edited: 11/09/2012 at 21:47
11/09/2012 at 21:56

Surely your "Non-Running" weight should be 192-ish lb, or about 13-10? The sums being thus:
6'3" is 5 feet and 15 extra inches.
110 + (15x5.5) = 192.5
L/D running weight would therefore be 85% of that - about 164lb, or 11-10.
If you're currently at 8'4", I fear you've become too emaciated to use a calculator correctly!

11/09/2012 at 22:37

That must be a typo.  Or you are really not very well.  I weighed about that as a 17 year old girl at 5'8".  And I was stick thin.

12/09/2012 at 09:33
Killermiles- have you got your maths right because I'm 6ft 0.75inches and the stillman gives me 144lbs-10st 4lbs.
12/09/2012 at 09:41
killermiles wrote (see)

I came across The stillman formula a while back, which I decided to follow. Did a check and found my normal ideal weight should be 148 Lbs. As I run long distance, should be aiming at 20% below normal range. So my normal weight is 10 St 8lbs, minus 20%. Giving a running weight for my 6ft 3 inch frame is 8 stone, 4 lbs.

This is what I've acheived, and it does work, finding running conistant and quick recovery.

Anybody aiming for this formula? Google search and explains all.

I have to say as a newcomer to these forums your posts scare me! I genuinely do worry that that you have some kind of eating disorder. Please seek help.

12/09/2012 at 10:02

A friend of mine built this which is very useful:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63173215/stillman11.html

As the maths isnt the easiest on the calculations.

Also Stillman is racing weight not training weight and you should be around 5-6lbs heavier in training and aim to lose the last bit in the weeks before race day.

12/09/2012 at 10:12

STILLMAN CALCULATOR

thought it would be a little easier like this curly

12/09/2012 at 10:18
andy the deestrider. wrote (see)

STILLMAN CALCULATOR

thought it would be a little easier like this curly

Thanks

12/09/2012 at 10:46

I think this may be a wind up

12/09/2012 at 10:58

If it is he's been on the wind up for three years.

If it's not, then someone with a BMI of 14.5 needs serious help.

12/09/2012 at 12:15

Wow, according to those calculations for long distance racing I'd have to lose about 3 stones and get down to a weight I last saw when I was about 12.

12/09/2012 at 13:28

not sure i like the sound of this.......my bmi is currently 18 and i keep getting told off by my doc for being underweight - according to Stillman, to be a long distance runner i should be at 16.9  (though i'm currently perfect as a sprinter )

kittenkat    pirate
12/09/2012 at 13:32

Starvation calculator more like, I weigh less than Paula and Chrissie Wellington and this only puts me between a hurdler and a middle distance runner.

Guess I should Google it to see how it came about and for whom.

12/09/2012 at 13:38

I'm hurdler weight, apparently...  At long-distance weight I would look vile, I should think (although I haven't been anywhere near long-distance weight since I reached adult height).

seren nos    pirate
12/09/2012 at 13:45

killer has had an osession with getting lighter and lighter for years............

12/09/2012 at 13:49

have been close to my long-distance weight once in my adult life - when i was diagnosed with anorexia!  was reading the link to one of his previous posts (kindly supplied by PhilPub) - sounds like the guy has some serious weight issues......

12/09/2012 at 14:07

I looked at that calculator and though 'that's not too bad...'  then realised that I hadn't changed it to female and found out that I'm more than two stone overweight for a long distance runner.

I haven't weighed that little since I was about 15.

12/09/2012 at 14:08

Thanks for linking to the post - Philpub. Killermiles - it's good to hear that you're still around. Did you get some sort of professional help?

12/09/2012 at 15:01

On a more encouraging Zatopek was heavier than me

Ha fatty

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