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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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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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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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Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I can normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour, but when I try hard, I can do it in 50 minutes. Can exercises like swimming, push-ups and other body weight exercises, doing exercise with an ab roller, ...
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Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?

I have been running for about 20 years, mostly 10-21 km over the past few years. This past year I've transitioned into running in Vibrams - in the simplest model I found - and about two month ago I ...
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How can I strengthen my lower back

I was diagnosed for "Muscle Spasm" a while ago for my lower back pain. The pain went away for about a year and then came back again. I had a blood test taken and found out that I am deficient in ...
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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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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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How many carbs before a run?

What's the best form to get carbohydrates in prior to running, and how much should one take in, and how long before the workout? I know I had an easier time running when I had some breaded and fried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I train for a marathon with just two runs per week?

I am targeting a marathon in 6 months. I have limited time to train and have recently found it easier to drop the number of runs I do a week from 3 or 4 down to 2 - one long and one short/fast. The ...
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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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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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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 is this chest pain I get every time I run?

I'm a 20 year old Male and have been fit all my life. Just these past few months, I have been running approximately 3km every night for ankle and knee rehab. But I've been having an annoying chest ...
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Is running while overweight bad for your knees?

This one has been bothering me for quite a while. I've heard different opinions on this, ranging from There is absolutelty nothing to worry about, running is great for you! to You ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I have been running 5k since last month and slowly building up my pace. The only problem that I face is that my lower part of the feet heats up during my run. I wear NIKE DUAL FUSION RUN 3 MSL PRM ...
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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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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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Why do distance running training programs tell you to do long runs so slowly?

I'm trying to improve my times in the half marathon and the marathon, so I've been reading a lot of training plans for races at those distances. One thing I've noticed is that most of these programs ...
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How to mitigate damage from running on concrete

I am a novice and started running 6K. I am planning to step up to 12K. My concern is that I only have concrete surfaces to run on and my frequency is 5 times a week. Will that tax my joints? What ...
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Why are the first workouts of C25K are much harder than those in C10K?

Inspired by Nathan Wheeler's If I can run, so can you!, I started the C25K program today. Things went well, but I realized one thing: the first workouts of the C25K program consist of much more ...
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Throwing punches while running

Why do people, particularity boxers, throw punches into the air while running? Is there a reason and is there a name for this?
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Minimizing Stomach Discomfort During Race with Caffeine

I know if I have coffee or a caffeinated drink before a hard workout or running race that there's a clear benefit. I can tell - I can push faster with less effort. The problem is my stomach. I have ...
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Does holding weights allow you to run faster?

I'm not talking about training with weights so that when you run without them you're muscles are used to pushing more weight so with less weight it'll be easier, I'm talking about while actually ...
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What's a good 30 yard time? [closed]

I'm a 15 year old freshman who ran a 3.54 at 30 yards. What would that translate to at 40 yards?
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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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How can I motivate myself if I am feeling bored of running?

After really enjoying running for a couple of years and running a few times a week and entering some races, I have lost the motivation to go out after work in the dark and cold and put in the hours. ...
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Treadmill running shoes recommendation

I haven't really exercised for quite a few years now and I'd like to get back on the bandwagon this year starting with some treadmill running (along with some other gym based things like ellipticals ...
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Is there a correct way to run? [duplicate]

I started to run two days ago, but i am not sure if i am doing this correctly. I am interested in know if there is some tips and tricks about run, dos & don'ts. Thanks!
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Max heart rate over 190 at 51 [duplicate]

I'm 51 and, when cycling or running, (I do about 120-150 km per week) I find myself comfortable at over 160 BPM and even at 180 BPM for a few km or when climbing a long climb (5-8 km, which means ...
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Pain in knees, quadriceps, ankle on jogging [closed]

I am an 80 kg guy, height 5'6", and I have been jogging for like 5-6 months now. Initially, I used to jog in a park, 1-1.5 km a day. Then I gained a lot of weight and didn't have time for jogging, but ...
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Very overweight person trying to get fit

I'm very overweight, 6'1, 142 kgs (313 pounds) 36 years of age. I had a work accident a few years ago and never really got active after and then I felt too "big" to exercise but I want to fight that ...
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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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Looking for iOS (runners) app for tracking GPS & heart frequency WHILE keeping data truly private?

I know there are tons of apps for keeping track of your running performance, but most of them seem to share data with third parties, which I really don't like! Are there apps that respect one's wish ...
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How to lose fat on inner, upper thighs?

I exercise 6 times a week, ab/leg/arm workouts containing resistance and some weights (I don't think my problem is due to weights since they aren't that heavy) 3 days a week, 2 short sprint runs, 2 ...
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Is 2-hour cardio healthy?

I would like to try doing 2 hour cardio everyday for a week. Maybe 3 hour if I can. I was wondering if there would be any side effects? My goal is to increase calory deficit to 2000-3000 daily. My ...
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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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How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K?

If the race is early in the morning, is it unwise to skip breakfast beforehand? How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K? I normally finish in twenty-one minutes, and the race is at 8:...
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What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.?

TL;DR I'm looking for some input for those of who have an active lifestyle, watch what you eat, try to stay in shape, but also aim to enjoy your time on vacation, as well. About Me I'm a 30 year ...
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How do I prepare for a 10K in one week's time?

I need to prepare for a 10K in a week. This is my first 10K and till now I can only run 4K continuously. I have problems of acidity which affects my run every other week once. How do I get ahead of ...
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I run 7 miles in around 40 mins, is this good? Any tips to improve? [duplicate]

I'm a fairly new runner and I have no idea what is a good time and what isn't. I run 3 times a week and always run 7 miles.. Can anyone give me some info on if it's good and how I can improve? Thanks
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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 ...