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New to running, beginner questions

I need to pass a fitness test that involves being able to run X distance in Y minutes. I've never done any running before (have always hated it, when I've had to for school, etc.), so I'm well and ...
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Multi-workout sports programme?

I have recently bought a bike and would like to find a good programme/plan to follow that includes cycling, weight training and maybe another type of sport (which I can do by myself). What I am ...
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

I am looking at building endurance and all round fitness with the hopes of being able to run half marathon to marathon length runs, non competitively. I have very limited experience with running ...
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Contribution of swimming to basic endurance

I am playing soccer on amateur level and want to change my off-season program for basic endurance from just running to a mix of running and swimming. I did a bit of research about swimming, but did ...
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Faced with an enormous Performance Dip

I'm a starting runner (been running for approx. just 2 years now) and I'm currently faced with an immense dip in my training performances. Let me start my story 2 months back. Beginning in September ...
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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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How should I structure my runs if I live in a particularly hilly area?

I live in a particularly hilly area and have just finished c25k. I have mostly run around the neighbourhood for the past 8 weeks and as a result the vast majority of my runs have incorporated some ...
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What are the differences between running with a weighted belt and weighted ankles?

Where is the most amount of strain in both situations? What are the health disadvantages for both? What will be the effects when increasing to a sprint?
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What current race distance and time should I use for creating a workout plan?

In 2015, I ran four races of three different distances - 2 5ks (9:20/mile and 9:04/mile), a 10k (11:15/mile), and a half marathon (11:50/mile). In 2016, I'm planning on running 2-4 5ks, 1-2 10ks, a ...
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After running 10 or more minutes at my 5K pace my breathing gets VERY wheezy

After running 10 or more minutes at my 5K pace my breathing gets very wheezy and sort of raspy - but I can still keep running. However I ran a school 1K race a very recently, and I had some difficulty ...
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Too high pulse while running [duplicate]

I'm 36 so my max pulse is about 184. I'm a bit overweight, 98 kg. My problem is that I can't hold my pulse down. My usual pulse is about 148-154 (~80%). I'm not able to run slower. I would like to run ...
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Running before bedtime [closed]

If I need to run in the evening, how long before my normal bed time should I finish my running to prevent negative effects on my circadian (sleep) rythm?
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Are running track lap distances standard? What are they?

I'd like to know what the lap distances are for each lane on a standard running track. I saw marks for a mile and other distances but didn't really look for it while I was there. Are the lane ...
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Jogging beginner

I'm not a complete couch potato but I don't exercise near enough either. I'm skinny and around 170 cm (or 5 feet, 7 inches). I would like to start a jogging schedule but I have no idea where to start ...
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How to prepare to run X km in Y minutes?

My friend needs to be able to run 2km in 8 minutes for a physical test, and I found his current schedule to achieve that interesting, because i'll have to do it soon too. But I come here to see if any ...
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Is running 20km or more each weekend too much?

I'm preparing for running a 30 km road race (18/19 miles) in two months. For the moment I have achieved 21 km, twice last year and once this year (last week end). I have been advised not to increase ...
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Why include sprint workouts in a training program focused on long distance?

I never did a set of sprints for a running routine/workout until this week. The workout didn't kick my butt as much as the recovery which is still going on, so I'm really looking for reasons to keep ...
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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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Plantar Fasciitis help

A little over a year ago I was on the first day of the second month of insanity and felt something "snap" in my left foot. It hurt like hell for a week and has remained an intermittent pain ever ...
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How do I know if I'm fit for triathlon?

I am signed up for a triathlon in June 2016, It goes from 9 AM-9 PM, we must run 30 miles, bike 60 miles, and swim 3. I believe I am fit for it because I can bike 15 mph forever on, but I swam a half ...
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How useful is to drink an isotonic drink after a short running session?

I've been doing short runs this summer (~5k in more or less half an hour) and I decided to buy this powder to make isotonic drinks to recover after the exercise. I know that in such a short time I ...
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How to start with distance running

I would like to start running long distance (well ~8km) Is it better to start off walking, with occasional jogging, the 8km and transition over time into running the full distance, or to start off ...
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is it healthy to run everyday at least 5 km when overweight? [duplicate]

I'm 180 cm and 94 kg and I run every day about 5 km with pace 5:00-5:30 min/km and on weekends I run 10+ km. Is it healthy for my body in general?
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How significant is the difference between running on a sidewalk vs a paved road?

I've been running somewhat regularly for about 5 years now. I have always run on the road. For the last 4 weeks I have a new route that requires I run on a sidewalk. During this time I have ...
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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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Whats the real impact on running while training due to weather?

I've been looking into the impact of heat, humidity, and solar radiation on running times, but most data is on actual race results. See this example of research. For calculations see this example. ...
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Need a solution to help keep my run training program going!

All the hindrances involved in a training program for running during the summer I've been able to get around to some degree expect for one. A heat index of +90 deg F for nearly every run is taking a ...
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Will this be enough to make me fit

height : 5 foot 4, 1.63 m weight : roughly around 69 kg I am really active now. I go play football/soccer every weekend for like 2 hours. I also walk around 30-40 mins a day. But most of the day I ...
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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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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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Training schedule for 10KM running

I've running for a year target for 10km, however, I never able to run 10km without taking many breaks. Usually I need to break on every 1km or 2km, I don't follow any schedule but I know there is ...
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What causes fatigue and light head when running?

I recently replaced running with biking for my workouts. Reason being, I get very light headed and my feet feel the burning sensation quite quickly into my run. After I run (lets say 4 miles), I feel ...
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Breathing during running

I recently started a C25K program. I'm in the UK and using the NHS C25K podcasts and last night I did the first day of week 2 - the voice over told me that during the running segments I should be ...
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Speed, Endurance, Pace off the Mark

My main sport is field hockey. I really want to become a faster runner as well as improve my endurance and my pace off the mark. What are some exercises/things I must do to achieve this? If anyone ...
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Is it safe to run with thunder storms overhead in an overcast sky when you live near saltwater? [closed]

I want to run and need to know this to be able to get some runs in to keep on schedule. I haven't grown up near the gulf or ocean, so I dont know how close to the truth this is. Sometimes when there ...
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How much and why will my muscle mass slow me down in the different running categories?

Assuming that bodyfat% remains low (6-15%), how does having a lot of muscle mass affect performance in sprinting-type events (50m-400m), middle distance runs (800m-5K) and endurance runs (10K-100K)? ...
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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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Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?

Please ignore dehydration issues. Is there any evidence or does anyone know if losing water without replacing it will make you slow down? I was shocked to see that I lost about 5 lbs of water weight ...
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Improve my “Crossfit” regime? [closed]

All Day Workout I have time to play with, and I think I've been a bit random with my workouts. I want all round fitness, and I'd say I'm fairly intermediate. Do you think there's anything I can add ...
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Leg Muscle pain while running on treadmill

My Fibularis Longus muscle pains when I run on treadmill or even on ground. Even with a less speed on starting running immediately this muscle starts paining. Initially I thought it would recover by ...
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Decrease calf size

I'm a 18-year-old girl, I used to run (usually 1000/2000m competitions) and as a consequence now I'm left with quite big calves compered to the rest of my body. I'd like to know what I could do to ...
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burning legs fat and avoiding Slouch

I am 22 , my weight is 77 KG and I am 170 cm Long. Through the last two years I have been [Running] around 4 days weekly. I lost around 21 KG from 92 to 71 in the last year as I was doing diet. This ...
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How far can you get in an ultra before you go from jogging to running?

Jogging is running without effort or worrying about how fast you go. Running requires pushing slightly at the least while worrying about time. This question is for all the marathoners who transitioned ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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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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Is the optimal cadence for racing the same as for conditioning?

I read that 180 steps per minute is the "optimal" running cadence, but all running research seems geared towards racers. If I run purely for fitness, and don't care about my speed, should I target a ...
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Optimal cadence for endurance running

There seems to be a consensus that 180 steps per minute is a physiologically optimal running cadence. I don't understand how that can be universally true: Isn't the leg/arm system in running ...
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Calculate burned calories (Running) without heart rate [duplicate]

I need some formulae to calculate the burned calories for jogging. The information I have would be: gender, weight, age, pace (speed), fractional grade, and time. What I have now is the following ...
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Is there an alternative to using an iPhone armband?

Running with a phone in my pocket is distracting due to the constant jiggle in my shorts. I have an iPhone 6. I need the phone tight to my body. Before I get an armband, I want to explore other ...
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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 ...