About proper training, equipment and diet for running sessions covering distances of at least 30km where mid-race nutrition due to depleted glycogen becomes a factor in training and race regimes.

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Change in eating habits from Half Marathon to 6 mile

For a half marathon I spent the week before carb loading and hydrating. I'm running a 6 mile soon and would like some 5Km races too. How should I change my diet for different length races? Should ...
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Training advice on long-distance running for a newbie

I signed-up to Man vs. Mountain, it's a 20 mile race up (and down) Mount Snowdon. I'm looking for some advice with regards to training because it's a pretty daunting event and I've never done ...
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Is it better to engage or relax your “core” during long distance running?

I'm currently in marathon training mode and trying to improve my running form and speed in a number of ways. Mostly by trial and error. At the moment, I'm running between 5 and 14km in training ...
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How to avoid blisters while running barefoot?

I have started to run barefoot because no shoe suits my feet perfectly. I ran a half marathon yesterday and made my PB too, I am happy. But during the course of running I developed blisters. I enjoy ...
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Is hypoventilation training bad for health?

Hypoventilation training, pioneered by Emil Zátopek, is a training method by which one first inhale, then exhale normally, then hold his breathe. Wikipedia notes that hypoventilation training delays ...
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How to mimic hills running on treadmill?

I am thinking about following one of Hal Higdon's programs, which includes hills. Unfortunately, Hal's definition of "hill" is very vague. Because there are no hills where I currently live, I am using ...
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How to train, eat and relax in the week before my first marathon

My first marathon is this coming weekend. Many months of training are behind me, and I'm feeling pretty good as the race approaches. But I am a little unsure as to how to prep over the next week. As ...
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Resume training for a marathon after forced break, one month left, recommend a plan

I have trained for Kuala Lumpur 2013 marathon since April. The marathon is on 30th June. I have injured my heel in the training and I was out for 4 weeks in May. I have started training again last ...
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It is Possible To Be A Long Distance Runner and have a Six Pack? How?

General Background I've been long distance running for one+ year and have a marathon under my belt (in addition to dragon boating for three years) and being a college student, my meals usually ...
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Calf Muscle - Stiffness in calf muscle after running for long distance

I ran for a long distance and developed stiffness in my calf muscles. I have tried stretching out and hydrating myself. Also I'm giving proper rest to my body. Now the stiffness is easing out a bit. ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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Why is it hard to slow down or speed up in the second half of a long run?

I want to know what is the phenomenon, or if it exists, that makes you stay at the same pace after about 2 hours of running. Changing speeds whether its to slow down or speed up feels slightly painful ...
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Summer running is slow. Am I getting slower because of this?

Help, summer running in 83-93 deg F (28-34 deg C) and 60-80 %RH stinks. Update: Actually this was usually 78-83 def F at +95% RH in the mornings. I want to get faster, but literally I cannot run fast ...
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How to strengthen calf muscles?

I run regularly for about 6 KM. I have completed multiple 10 K runs. I am targeting a half marathon this September. But when I run distances like 10 K + i get pain in my left calf muscle. I believe I ...
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How well do severe under pronators cope with barefoot shoes?

Has anyone with a high arch switched to barefoot shoes? If so, how far are you able to run in them? Have you felt pain in your knees? Does the arch of your foot feel like it has been over-stretched? ...
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

What workouts can you do to determine each threshold between your heart rate zones? For example a lactate threshold pace can be determined by running as fast as possible for 30 minutes at a even pace....
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What should i do to run 6 miles in 1 hour

I am fat, overweight (85 kg, 28 Years, 5ft 9in). I usually eat lots of rice. I am vegetarian, do not take alcohol, sleeps at least 8 hrs daily. I want to run 1 hr to cover 6 miles ( in order to ...
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What kind of Weight Training should my 15 year old Son be Doing if he is on the Cross Country Team?

My 15 year old is a sophomore running on the Varsity Cross Country Team. Last year he did Very good running with freshmen. So well that this year he is the #3 Runner on the varsity team. He is not ...
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Are maximalist shoes like Hoka good for running?

When I was running with low shoes (close to barefoot), I was getting a lot of injuries in my feet, but these injuries were minor; after just 3 days of recovering, my feet were much stronger. After a ...
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How to choose a running shoe when you weigh 80-85kg?

I've read a little bit about shoes for running on asphalt and for trail-running, but they always refer to lightweight people. I would like to know what to look for in a running shoe when my weight is ...
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Mileage increase after marathon

I Average 40 miles per week for running and ramping up to a marathon I peak at 60 miles. After the marathon I take two weeks off. The normal rule I go by is 10% for milage increases, but I am ...
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What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run?

What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run? An ultra-marathon, marathon, and ironman events all seem to be very dependent on being able to replenish your energy reserves. ...
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Sub 1:30 Half Marathon in 36 Weeks

I'll try to keep this as short as possible but if this exceeds the limit then please bear with me. I'm 29 y/o Indian male and I was a serious (if not professional) body builder when I was younger. I ...
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What is the optimum age for running a marathon for men?

I'm 27 and soon to be approaching my 3rd marathon, this time in London. I'm not a competitive runner but enjoy the physical and mental challenge that a marathon brings. I've spoken to a fellow ...
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Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running [closed]

OK - I know this has been discussed and over-discussed here, and all over the web - but for me, I cannot seem to find any solutions. I am hoping there are either professionals, or kindred-spirits ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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How do I minimise or preventing rubbing between toes on Long distance run?

I'm trying to get back into doing longer runs, having done up to marathon distances in the past. One thing I used to do was wrap a fabric plaster around the smallest toe on each foot, as after a while ...
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How to replenish only electrolytes during long distance running

As an endurance runner, I have long runs both on Saturdays and Sundays. So far I drink either water or Gatorade. If I drink only water on a 2-4 hour run, that is supposed to burn some fat. However, I ...
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Change of shoes at middle of ultra trail race for better cushion

When running for long distances (42k, 65k) I have noticed that at kilometer 30, my feets comming to get a lot of pain, I think that is something normal, but I think it could be the cushion of my shoes ...
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How is WAVA age grading calculated?

WAVA (now WMA) age grading is a method of comparing your running (and maybe other athletic?) performance across ages and genders. Most places describe it as being relative to the world record ...
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Is series training more exhausting than long run training?

I would like to know if when training in a day with a speed series like 8x400 is more heavy than a 18k longrun. Because yesterday I did my first speed series training and I was sleeping all the ...
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Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?

Steep being 12% grade or more, where is the longest steep run in the eastern United States? Or more broadly, where is the best place to train in the eastern US for races like the Hardrock 100 or ...
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Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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How to train for marathon if I haven't been running, but walking a lot?

I have very little experience with running, actually last X year I was running only to catch a bus. But I walk a lot, I make 40 km without a problem. However, when I've tried to run, I've finished ...
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Fastest walk / jog ratio

I've been going for long jogs (around 7 km - the length of a local track), but I can only jog around 5km, which means I spend a lot of time walking as well. I was wondering if how to choose to spend ...
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XC Skiing as Cross Training for Running

I would like to Cross Country Ski this winter as cross training for my next Marathon. My question is if I can ski for a number of hours and will this impact my normal run training? My last marathon I ...
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Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete

I'm an adult male endurance runner, and earlier this year took on a moderately low-carb diet and became fat-adapted. My runs at first were your predictable sufferfest but after 6-8 weeks I got to a ...
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How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?

I heard that burning fat leads to acetone odor while burning muscles leads to ammonia smell. Is this true? How can I distinguish both smells as they are very similar?
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How to protect index toe in long run training?

I always get hurt the index toe of my right foot when doing my long run, the nail is black and very thick. In my last run I applied a little vaseline, it was better but still the index toe get hurt. ...
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General regime to increase running stamina and avoid aggravating back injury

Some time ago I injured my lower back, I believe at the time the physiotherapist I saw referred to it as a "l4/l5 disc bulge" and also seems to have caused a bit of sciatica. The injury slowly ...
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Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome in methods such as X-ray, MRI or CT?

Medical term: Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (aka runner knee). I am trying to find more scientific description about the syndrome, not just pain but what is it actually? How can a doctor see it from ...
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Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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Ideal Human Nutrition for athletic ability and longevity

I am an athlete (competitive running accompanied by yoga, calisthenics, and swimming) seeking the ideal diet. I've been advised to adopt diet plans ranging from Veganism to Paleo, Whole Food Plant ...
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Does exists a table of effort needed when running uphill and downhill?

I'm training running trails, there is a lot of uphill and downhills in my routes, so I would like to split a route in sections, those section would have similar slope, then I would to calculate a pace ...
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How can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

I would really appreciate the help on how to lose muscle mass in the thigh area? Ever since I recovered from weight loss (40kg back up to 46kg, age 20, female, 1.66m), I started taking lysine and ...
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What is a safe distance for a barefoot running on asphalt?

I mean not totally barefoot, I mean using VFF or something like Nike free run 3.0, in my long run I do a good 10-13k in barefoot, but after that my feets gets a lot of pain. I think my foots has been ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

Are modern "barefoot running" or air-cushion running shoes better that the previous EVA-soles of the 80s and 90s? I feel better protected with the EVA, landing solidly on the heel, and have the ...
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Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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Whats the ideal temperature for running in high humidity?

If running at 50-60 deg F is ideal for a marathon in low humidity (RH < 60%) then what is the ideal temp for high humidity (RH > 60%) ? Is it the same? It is the same but the value is more ...
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Will 20 minutes of jump rope per day improve long distance running?

I do intervals of 2 minutes of jump rope with a 1 minute break in between each interval, during which I walk around briskly. Will this improve my long distance running time?