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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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risks of running a marathon without adequate preparation

I'm discovering the running and I like it. I currently have race two 10km events (1 hour) and one 22km (2h 15') autonomy in a park. During the 20km race I had very little bad knee, perhaps due to ...
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How to train for marathon

I really really want to train for a marathon, but I can't find anybody to do it with me, and I just can't seem to be able to train alone. At the beginning of the year I found someone to do these ...
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How often should you rest? - Running [closed]

I'm an athlete and run around 5 times a week, often 6 miles each time, how often should I have a rest day? Should I cut the 5 times a week down to 3/4 times?
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Recovery Run vs Rest Day

I have question with regards to rest days & recovery runs. The last three days I ran rather intensely (Interval & Intesive Durationrun). Today i was supposed to take a "rest day". (To be ...
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Training advice to maintain run pace when you have less time

I'm training 4-5 times a week for a 10K race, I gave myself a target pace that I can probably achieve. The race will be in 2 weeks, then I'll add a couple of trail races 3 weeks and 6 weeks later (...
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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?

I thought running repeats where a long distance version of intervals but Ive been reading up on intervals and found mile and km long interval workouts. Whats the difference between running intervals ...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Is it possible to improve or maintain your speed at any distance by doing the following: Hard workouts 1-3 times every two weeks where 75% or more are races and the rest are race pace workouts. Easy ...
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What are the most common interval workout routines?

For interval runs what are the common types of workouts for runners training for distances of 5km or more? Example 10 repeats of 800 meters with 200 meter rests or 10x 200m with rests until HR drops ...
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What muscles are important for running down steep loose ground and what exercises strengthen them?

After running, descending, long miles on a steep trail I'm finding that the worst pain/soreness in my legs are due to loose earth like gravel. Its hard to tell which muscles are hurting and Ive only ...
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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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How to listen to the body during a run?

I am newbie in running and I am not interested in long runs or any records. I start to run weekly 10km 6 months ago, now I run for 20km (with a bit of effort). I would like to understand what the ...
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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 a competitive 10 km in two week?

Good evening! I've been running in an athletic club for two years. I've just noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June). I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins ...
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I've been running and eating significantly less but weight loss has seemingly stopped

I started running about 2 months ago to lose weight and along with this I also eat a lot less (1000-1500 calories a day). I started off around 200 lbs and got down to 188.6 but a few weeks ago the ...
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Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

I was recently told that one should buy running shoes at the end of the day because our feet will swell over the course of the day. The thinking was if you bought them at the start of the day you ...
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When running intervals is it common to have pace peaks in the first 200 meters?

Ive always had an uneven pace during the fast intervals of 0.25, 0.5 miles or 1km no matter how much effort I put into keeping a flat pace, but lately Ive notice the same on some other Strava and ...
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How to calculate calories burned when running? [duplicate]

I am making a personal GPS running app, kinda like RunKeeper, for iOS. The parameters I currently have available are: Position Time Distance Avg phase Runner weight Runner height Is this ...
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Pain when adusting to stability shoes?

I've got quite into recreational running over the past 8-9 months, having started out with some extremely cheap trainers I bought off-the-shelf at a large sports store. Last week I finally got round ...
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Running vs Cycling vs Stairs

What is best way to burn calories? Some of my friends do cycling and I do running. I have seen statistics from fitness App and I found that I am burning more calories then them if we keep distance ...
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Legspan requirements for different running styles?

There are many factors contributing to the legspan and rarity of people achieve maximal legspan such as different splits. The legspan affects functional skills such different running styles so having ...
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What causes an annoying “lethargy” which increases on consecutive days of rest from running?

This question is about something I've been experiencing consistently for some fifteen years. If I'm training consistently in running, say putting in 8 miles a day, five days a week, I experience a "...
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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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Why do my legs hurt so bad while running?

I am a 20 year old male. I never had this problem before. I stopped running for almost a year, but am now again starting to jog to remain fit. I have been running now for almost two weeks, but I get ...
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Running with an anal abscess

I apologize if this is a bit esoteric. Due to vagaries of my excretory system, I'm prone to the occasional anal abscess, basically a swelling around the anus that's itchy and painful to the touch. ...
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How do I find exercise / jogging trail difficulty?

I'm interested in starting out jogging. I live in California (northern CA and occasionally southern CA). Are there any resources / websites that will identify and categorize local exercise and ...
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Couch to 5k, twice a week or 3 times a week?

As the title says, I'm a bit confused about the standard Couch to 5k. The common recommendation will have you running 3 times a week with intervals changing from walking to running. I myself followed ...
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Running with lumbar spinal stenosis [closed]

I have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as described in this question. Since my injury I have been using the elliptical machine, but sometimes I still dream of running. Before my injury I usually ran either 2-...
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Alternatives to a normal meal after running?

I run 10 km twice per week. After running, I am very thirsty, so I drink a lot in the following few hours. I feel that drinking so much interferes with a normal meal. I am used to this schedule on my ...
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Heart Rate Monitor, FitBit, iOS, and HealthKit

You can skip to The Bottom Line if you want to bypass some of the background information. Some Background Info I've been a distance runner for many years and alternate that with periods of weight ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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Weight loss vs. running speed

So if I want to get fitter and be able to run faster, does trying to lose weight at the same time hinder this? I've read that on a calorie restricted diet, one has to take care to make sure they are ...
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How do you manage ferritin storages in endurance running? [closed]

Exhausted in running, endurance worsened unexpectedly, not sick, not overtrained -- symptoms can be a result of iron deficiency shown by too low ferritin storages. What are management techniques to ...
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What is a Dog-Trot in regards to humans?

Unfortunatly, all the people I've asked nearly describe it as a 'relaxed jog,' which tells me nothing. (This may be a shock to some, but my locomotion consists of stumble and sprint, never anything ...
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Achilles heel snapped twice without permanent damage [closed]

Yesterday i was faced with a strange "injury". Last week i lightly strained my achilles heel when making a strange twist with my foot. after a week of complete rest the pain fully subsided. Tuesday i ...
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

chirunning.com says yes: The next step, once you've learned how to level your pelvis, is to learn to move that level pelvis as you walk and run. This happens by allowing your pelvis to rotate in ...
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?
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Optimizing 10k finishing time until April 3rd

Today, I won a ticket to a local 10k (6.2 miles) event and now I would like to participate. I've been casually running for ~5 years in regular intervals (~2x/week), but didn't run for at least 3 ...
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Looking for a Structure Triax replacement for running

I am looking for a running shoe that is similar or identical to the old Nike Structure Triax. It has been changed to Structure Zoom and the toe box has become too pointy for me to wear them, but I ...
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Do knee pads exist meant to protect your knees from falls?

I've recently taken up trail running, but I know a person who permanently damaged her knee in a momentary fall. Are there any knee pads in existence that are meant to protect your knees from impact ...
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Physical fitness and bronchitis

Background I have bronchitis (both asthmatic and allergic). I'm allergic to pollen (among other things) and live in a place surrounded by lots of trees, plants and flowers. I love being outside: ...
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Is this running plan a good idea? [duplicate]

So, what I've been doing is this: On a treadmill, run .1 MPH faster and .05 miles further than I did last time, every other day. The problem is, my calves are often sore for several days; at 210, I ...
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How to train for running without a warmup

This may seem like an odd question, but outside of exercise, when I have to run, I usually don't have an opportunity to warm up. It's jogging down to the store during my lunch break, or running to ...
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Running impact on lung for smoker

I'm running once up to twice in the week , mostly saturday morning, one hour from 4-5 a.m, I'm wondering if there is some positive impact on my lung ( smoker lung) other than just normal positive ...
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Lung capacity for jogging much weaker than for lifting

I've always wanted to incorporate daily jogs to my schedule, but at first I would get tired very quickly, out of breath, and I could feel my ankles aching so I assumed it was due to the over weight. ...
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What will be best breakfast post 10K runs? [closed]

Currently am running 6K but planning to go for 10K. I am doing it on concrete surface 5 times per week and there are no options available for me regarding surface.I am gonna take care of my body ...
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At what point does the improvement from increasing weekly mileage become marginal?

Firstly, I understand that different runners react in different ways to training, and so a specific case cannot be made to each runner. When starting out running, there is a lot to be gained from ...