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Cold air on the throat and lungs

Running in cold weather sure is painful, since the cold tends to burn my throat; afterward I usually am coughing some minor flem periodically for the rest of the day. Is there a good way to help with ...
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Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?

I've been working out with the goal of weight loss for about a month and a half now (after falling apart due to circumstances beyond my control for a couple of months) and specifically my first 5k for ...
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Why doesn't the PACER Test go beyond 247 laps?

I have never come close to a score of 247, but want to know why the test ends at that point. Does a person running for that long and speed reach a maximum heart rate?
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Metallic taste/smell with exertion

If I "push it" on the treadmill or during a race, for a sustained amount of time (as little as, say, 10 minutes), I will likely experience something that is a little hard to describe but I will ...
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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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Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?

I started running about 3 weeks ago (3 x a week) in an effort to get in better shape and lose weight. I have noticed my stamina improving but my joints still hurt (knees & ankles) after I run. I ...
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Why does my collarbone hurt while jogging?

I'm a newbie when it comes to running. I usually run for about 2-3 miles 3x a week for the past 6 months. If I've skipped too many workouts (i.e. haven't ran in a month), I experience pain in my ...
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What should I be doing to improve the quality of my interval training?

Currently I'm running 12 400m repeats on a track, with 3 minutes for each repeat: so roughly a minute and a half of recovery between each lap. What constitutes 'good' quality for these intervals? eg ...
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Will doing wall sits slow down my running?

The wall sit, or Roman chair, is an exercise designed to strengthen the quadriceps. As such, it should increase muscle mass. However, how will doing such an exercise consistently affect my running? ...
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Knee pain after jogging on an inclined pavement

I haven't been exercising for a while, and three days ago I decided I'd go jogging outdoors. I am currently in Germany, and like most of the pavements in Germany, they are inclined towards the road to ...
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Running + Strength (main goal: lose fat)

I've been following this schedules for a few weeks already and seeing improvements on upper body strength, stamina and losing stubborn belly fat, which is my main goal right now. REST 30' running ...
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What are the basics to slowly becoming a runner?

i always say i not a runner, I'm a swimmer! i really am not much of a runner and used to be a competitive swimmer and thinking maybe it is time to slowly get into running. How do i get into running ...
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Is running on treadmills easier than running outdoors because the ground is pulled beneath the runner?

I know the smooth ground and no wind resistance make it easier. But does the ground being pulled beneath you make it easier too?
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Toe nails damaged after marathon

I find that my friend recently had a toe nail peeled off and the other leg's big toe nail is also about to peel off. He asked me why does it peel off, for which I didn't have any answer. Also the long ...
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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 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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Is it worth getting measured for running shoes?

I started jogging a few years ago, it's mostly been a hobby till now, I'm running the silverstone half marathon at the beginning of march. I've only ever spent around £30 on trainers for running, ...
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What is a recommended way to get a custom work out regimen designed?

First a little background: I am a 29 yr old 5'4 250 lb guy that is currently a web developer (so a lot of sitting...I'm definitely considered sedentary). I have a gym membership that I'm not ...
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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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Stiff muscle recovery after running

After running, sometimes my legs muscles are stiff. What's a way to speed up "recovery" when this happens?
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How to interpret running metrics [closed]

How do I usefully interpret running metrics? I haven't been running for long. I've got a heart monitor and a GPS watch (all the gear and no idea), but I get a buzz from seeing the metrics anyway. ...
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Will whey makes me lose muscle ?

Okay I'm 17 and am a sprinter on my high schools track team and we do INTENSE workouts I was thinking about taking whey protein shakes after hearing my friends suggest it . But I've heard it makes you ...
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Please advise me on reducing my overweight, I am quite depressed and lost

I am quite depressed with my overweight and lost confidence in myself. At times I feel I want to die. Can't wear what I like and wish to. Please help me with my weight loss journey that I have ...
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What is the best Vibram Five Fingers shoes for running long distances? [closed]

I've got the Vibram KSO currently and it works great, especially for trail running. However, running on cement starts to hurt after a while. I'm thinking of getting a different kind, but there are ...
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Does running faster cause more injuries?

If I run a fixed number of miles, is there any solid scientific evidence on whether running at a faster speed makes me more likely to get injured? I'm a physicist, so my tendency is to try to make ...
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How to run without damaging your feet, knees or hips.

I want to start running. However I am afraid of damaging my feet, knees or hips by running on a regular basis. So what are the most important things to have in mind to avoid any dangers for my joints ...
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Role of jogging/running in bodybuilding regime

People have different opinions about running,jogging even walking. There are somethings I want myself to be cleared about which I looked out a lot but couldn't satisfy myself. What time or days per ...
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Tingling in fingertips and lips on a hard run

I'm a casual runner who tends to come in mid-pack on a 5K race. If I really push myself on a 4-mile run, as I get toward the end my heart rate approaches 190 BPM and my fingertips and lips feel ...
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Activity Tracker and Elliptical

I own the Fitbit Force, and wanted to know if I were to wear it while running, elliptical or stairclimber does it convert the miles/floors to calories burnt? If I were to also use runkeeper are the ...
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Will doing regular workouts improve my overall agility?

I run 3-5 times a week, averaging about 30km / week. My runs range from short 5km runs (~22m) up to longer 15km runs (~1h20m). I suppose my cardiovascular fitness is somewhere between ok and good. In ...
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How do I keep my running form up with a broken toe?

I broke my fourth toe (minor fracture). Doctor's orders prevent me from running for about a month. Swimming hurts and is not really an option for a while. My running base is about 40 kilometers per ...
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Realistic best time for 5k?

I'd like to get some runner's perspectives on this one. I'm wondering what I might reasonably expect my 5K time to be. I currently run it in 28-29 minutes. I'm 31, 6'2, 200lbs, and I run a maximum ...
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Need proper pace training for a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill

What is the proper pace training for a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill? When I was training for the PAT for Correction Officer in the past, I remember there being a time/speed increase at small intervals. ...
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running slow effects on legs

I have just started running, I have noticed, that whenever I run at a slow pace, I noticed that my legs feel very painful, but whenever I run like those runners on olympics(full burst) I don't feel as ...
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Is running barefoot on pavement beneficial or detrimental to flat feet?

I have been told by the doctor that barefoot walking is good as long as it is on a rugged surface (grass, gravel, sand, ...) but I should not walk barefoot on a pavement or home. Simultaneously, ...
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Calluses under big toe

I've recently switched to vibram five fingers and have started developing calluses under my big toe. Is this normal or is my strike wrong?
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First marathon down. Now what? How to train over the next few months?

Last week I ran my first marathon. I had trained for months, eaten and rested well, and read Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running the week before the race. Consequently, I was ...
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How should I proceed with my runnings?

Since August, I've started running. I never did much of sports before with lots of movement because of my blister forming condition (luckily I have the mild, simplex, variant), but it seems that the ...
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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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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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My first minimalistic/barefoot shoe

I'm planning to buy my first minimalistic shoe, and I've encountered some attributes of certain shoes that I understand now, but still, I don't know what footbed or drop parameters should I buy in the ...
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What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes?

Over the past few years, barefoot (or close to it) running has become extremely popular. New Balance, Nike, Saucony, and I'm sure more have come out with minimal shoes, not to mention the Vibram Five ...
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Runtastic heart rate zones way too high?

I measured my resting heart rate using the runtastic chest strap and It is 54. I am 27 years old and my current weight is 75 kilograms (165.3 lb). I used the Formular which according to wikipedia was ...
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What is the mileage needed to run half-marathon in minimalist shoes without injury?

I have been running in minimalist shoes for about 4 months now, gradually getting to 40-80 km a month. The maximum distance I have run so far is 12 kilometers. I want to run a half-marathon in about ...
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At what speed should I run?

I'm wondering how one should control the speed of running. Currently my running speed for a 'long' run goes like this: 1st-3rd minute: Starting an 9km/h going down to about 8km/h. I actually try to ...
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Software for planning a Ultra Marathon for Windows?

I found a software called UltraRunner 3 for Mac, I wonder if exists something like, but for windows. I would like to know if exists a software that given a gps route then could generate a plan for ...
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Pull weights while running

Previously I had asked about carrying hand weights while running. Can we pull weights while running? Tie a rope to our hip and the weight. I am planning to run on the beach sand nearby. My ...
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Carry dumbbells while running [duplicate]

Recently I have been training hard for my marathons and I feel that it may not be enough to become a champion. So I came up with the idea of carrying weight while running. I have got 2 dumbbells each ...
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What is the best way to light a night run?

I am soon to move to the country and, as it is almost British winter time, I am a little concerned that my regime will be seriously affected by the lack of street lighting. I am considering my ...
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Best workout time vs eating time

At the beginning of the year, i started my own weight loss plan (eat less, move more), and it was successful in that i lost just over 3 stone (44lbs). It slowed down a lot after 4 months and i more or ...