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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 ...
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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?

In The Story of the Human Body on p. 85, it claims that running an equal distance at two different speeds uses equal calories: In fact, a running human's legs store and release energy so ...
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How can I get used to running above my lactate threshold and get better at middle distance running?

I'm a long distance runner and I mostly compete in road races 6 miles to 13 miles but I want to get much better at middle distance races and racing in the 2-5 mile range. I've been trying to train for ...
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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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What movements differ between the appearance of running casual and running fast?

This sounds like a very specific question, but Im only interested in the reason for the general or common impressions I hear on my running form. What I hear much of the time is that I appear to be ...
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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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Should i be supplementing my protein intake as a runner?

I have been running for 3 months now and am not sure if i am eating enough protein. I am practically a vegetarian purely because i find meat makes me feel heavy and it is pretty calorie dense. I ...
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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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running with a bad knee

I hurt my knee about a decade ago. I want to run but I find running normally causes my knee to hurt, sometimes for days on end and it can hurt to bend or put weight on it. I saw a doctor about it. He ...
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Effect of squat and dead lift on long distance running

I've primarily been a long distance runner, but I have recently started incorporating swimming and upper body exercises into my weekly exercise program. My latest addition is compound exercises like ...
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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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Heart rate in crossfit and running

I am confused about my heart rate and the sensation I have when exercising. I have been exercising for one year and 4 months, I am 27 seven years old. I have been doing mainly cardio, but three ...
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Do activity trackers count steps when you don't move your arms?

I have a Jawbone up which I wear on my wrist. As far as I know it calculates my step count by measuring the movements of my arm when I walk/run. So if I have my hands inside the hoodie pockets(when it'...
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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 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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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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Leg pain after running & jumping

I haven't used to run much, but recently I started working out and it includes running also. I noticed that after I run about 400-500 m, my legs (both) start to hurt in the area of soleus muscle, on ...
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Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?

I bought a pair of Nike Hyperfeel shoes and they are amazing to run in, but I now have huge blisters on my both of my ankles and a small one on the ball of my left foot. I got the impression that the ...
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Army Run - Train for long and heavy run

How can I train to run/jog/march while carrying 50 to 100 pounds? Such as training to do the Fan Dance (SAS March) Fan Dance On my first attempt to train, I put two 10 pounds ankle weights and 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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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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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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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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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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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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Unusual heart rates and fitness

About one month ago I started running every couple of days after being completely sedentary for ... well, essentially my entire life. I'm 23 years old, 5'11", 155 lbs, never done regular physical ...
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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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Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping

I looked up this thread which says that jumping rope is good for overall bodily health: What is a jump rope good for? Also, I have seen and heard about the benefits of jogging/running. I am NOT ...
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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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Lots of phlegm while doing cardio workouts

I have a bit of an odd question, whenever I do cardio workouts that get my heart rate up and breathing hard I get phlegm buildup in my throat and my nose starts running. It's not a huge amount but it'...
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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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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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I run 7 miles in an hour, how can i make it 10 miles in an hour?

I go running twice a week, 7 miles each time and it takes exactly an hour. I have kept this routine for a while (like 5 months). I was expecting that by time I would get faster but it seems I am not ...
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How to keep rhythm when running for long-distances?

I will participate to a 4-Person Half Marathon Relay and I did a few training runs for the 5km that will be my part in the marathon. Usually I tend to accelerate and get tired earlier but I was with a ...
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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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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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Should I run the next race? Or stay out because of my calves?

What is the best method to get to full recovery here so I can race? Last Saturday, I ran a 5k race, your typical high school race. After proper cool down for 30 minutes, later that night I biked 30 ...
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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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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 since....