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Good running bag for laptop

I live in a major metropolitan area and I've started running home instead of taking the bus. That being said, sometimes I need to take my work laptop home with me and - if possible - I would like to ...
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Increase Anaerobic Energy Levels

I am trying to increase the amount of sprinting and cutting that I can do consecutively without getting burned out. I recently started a tough workout program/plan that has me doing jumps and lunges ...
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Do seniors(age 60+) need to be treated differently in training?

Apart from the obvious fact of lessened degree of training intensity, do seniors bodies respond differently to training stimuli? Besides increased risk of injury, is there a reason for a senior couch ...
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Strength Training for Running Books - Strength without Mass

I'm a middle-distance endurance runner (58kg BM) and I'm a fan of physiology books such as Lore Of Running by Tim Noakes and De Castella on Running. Can anybody suggest books related to building lean ...
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Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor

I've found that by running comfortably on a treadmill for 30 minutes, I average 9 km/h, and I've tested this on several different treadmills. When I go running outside, RunKeeper or some other ...
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What to do against a burning sensation in my feet during long runs?

During long runs - usually everything 17 km and longer - the forepart of the sole of my feet very often gets a burning sensation. This makes it almost impossible to run and it really bother me as I ...
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Is running with hand weights a bad idea?

I've heard that running with weights is a bad idea. Most of what I've read online (for example, this) seems to suggest unequivocally that weights on your legs are a serious health risk, but there ...
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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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Is there any reason I shouldn't run two days in a row as a beginner?

I'm by no means the fittest person in the world, I've had a few false starts on a couch to 5k mainly due to finding it difficult to find the time to get out and run. Is there any reason, assuming ...
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How quickly can a runner drain lactic acid out of his quads?

For years, I've always played around doing fartlek training and never pushed myself to run fast (7-min/miles is fast for me) for more than one mile. Today, I decided to run 7-min/miles for as long as ...
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Stamina for running long

Although I am not obese I tend to get very exhausted after 2-3 minutes of running (max). So how can I increase the stamina for running. Although I take healthy diet but still get exhausted easily. I ...
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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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How much carbs the day before a marathon?

I'm running my first marathon on Sunday. I read on the internet that you should eat 4 grams of carbs per pound the day before the race. At 185 pounds, I would have to eat 740 grams of carbs! Does ...
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What can cause knee pain just below kneecap during a run, and how do I strengthen it?

After a little break in running I've started again, but now I'm getting pain just below the kneecap of one leg that gets worse when running and I can still feel days later in certain positions. The ...
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lower back pain after running

I started a program to run 30' after 8 weeks. I am in week 2. I am overweight in 20 kilograms The problem that I have is a pain in my lower back. Is not shortly after the training, I feel the pain ...
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Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?

I've been working out by running around the neighborhood lately, and I've been tracking my runs on two running sites, as well as keeping track of the calories on MyFitnessPal. However, I've been ...
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Tips to lose fat without running, jogging etc (have bad knee)

I am 27. I have a bad knee from doing dead lifts. Its osteoarthritis the doctor says, so not only did I give up deads but also am refraining from running or other such activities that take a toll on ...
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Should I run along?

I was advice to start c25k workout schedule in this post, but as I run, I am worry about my knees. Today is my 4th workout since the start of c25k. My knees have been strange since some years ago, ...
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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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Beginner Runner. Cannot go any further

I started running for fun in the early-mid summer this year. I am relatively healthy, average BMI, late 20's, healthy eating guy. I generally run on pavements, roads and tracks. I have relatively good ...
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How exactly does one execute an interval training properly?

I'm curious how to best execute the two parts of an interval training session, as mentioned on Wikipedia: Interval training can be described as short periods of work followed by rest. I assume ...
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Barefoot Running: What is the right form?

I recently bought a pair of minimalistic running shoes. As I did some "research" beforehand, I came to the conclusion that whether barefoot running is considered "good" or "healthy" is mainly based on ...
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Training for the 40 yard dash

I'm trying to do some fairly simple training to get more in shape for a local informal football league, and from what I have read, the 40 yard dash is a good routine to practice to help improve both ...
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Is there a way to prevent swollen feet from barefoot running?

I'm doing barefoot running on streets (tarmac) for approximately one month now. In this time I had several blisters, scratches and pain in the ankle. Now everything works pretty fine, except my feet ...
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Should I “deal” with my blisters?

Fellow runners, I am starting to enter the business end of my marathon training. My long runs are around 20-22 miles and they are starting to take their toll on my feet. I have a particularly angry ...
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Treating a Runner's Knee - Apply Heat or Cold?

I've been suffering from Runner's Knee for the last couple of weeks and I've read in some places to put heat on your knee, and other places to put cold (like the above referenced webmd article). ...
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How does a bosu ball theoretically work for rehabilitation?

I'm not looking for a product review as that is not on topic on this SE and i can just google some. I've seen the positive reviews online for the bosu ball on other websites. How is the bosu ball ...
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Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/calories-burned-calculator Is this correct? Even if I ran ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

In the past I've felt faster after a month or two of marching with a backpack at a fast pace like +4 mph. Now I'm interested in actually being fast in a 5k and quickly expand it to a marathon distance....
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Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?

I am training to run my first half-marathon, which will take place roughly 8 months from now. The majority of the races that I have seen advertised all seem to begin early in the day, usually in the ...
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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. I'...
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How much sodium after hard exercise?

After (or during) an hour or three of hard, sweaty running and/or biking, how much salt do I need beyond my normal diet?
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Is running good ?

I have recently come across several books describing workout plans that were not including any kind of running or cycling or swimming. Only weight lifting and free weight training were included in ...
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Should I rest completely or just tone it down?

I've gotten into running recently and I really like it. However, my body just isn't having it and whenever I run longer than about a mile and a half, my knees just kill me. Yesterday, I had to lay ...
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do runners think that each leg plays a different role? do they run with asymmetry?

For forever, I've been an "on again" / "off again" runner. I never stayed with a schedule for more than 2 weeks because of sloth. Starting 2 months ago, I started running 3 miles 6 time per week. I'm ...
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What are some good strength training routines for runners?

I'm looking for suggestions for a 60-90 minute session, complete with exercises, sets, weight, rep, etc. My primary goal is to build speed for 5k trail races.
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Training for an ultramarathon without hills

I am training for my first mountain ultramarathon :-) Unfortunately, I live in a completely flat location --- the biggest hill is about 20 meters. I use the hill extensively during my runs, but I am ...
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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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Sore legs on jogging daily

I have been jogging for almost more than couple of months now. I use to run on and of but I guess I was not too fit so could not run for more than 5 mins. This time I decided that I would not give up ...
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How to prepare yourself before starting to run regularly?

I am 22 years old, weigh 80 kg and 5' 7" (170 cm) in height. I have a tummy like a giant basketball, for which people make fun of me. I wasn't always like this. I used to be VERY lean and thin until ...
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What are the precautions to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily?

I have heard that jogging/running may lead to injuries, permanent joint pains etc. I wish to know (in detail) which all precautions are to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily (in order to ...
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What to do before a 5k? Race day advice

What recommendations (fact-based, if possible) do you have for pre-race to ensure optimal performance? Warm up is a given so no need to mention that. But what about nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. ...
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How safe is High Intensity Interval Training?

High intensity interval training raises your heart rate really high and I was wondering if this is safe. Is it okay for anybody to jump straight into HIIT like obese or people that haven't been ...
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Is it useful for runners to cross-train using kettlebells?

I'm using running to help burn some fat mostly because it is the only cardio I really enjoy doing. I know muscle helps burn fat faster. Would using a kettlebell between runs help promote fat loss, ...
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Do the heavy squats in crossfit endurance program help with running performance

I'm about to start training for a 15km trail run and am wondering if the crossfit endurance program is effective. Is it worth getting a gym membership so I can do the heavy squats and deadlifts ...
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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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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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Sprint training for long distance

I am going to participate in a half marathon in the 1st week of July and 3/4 Ironman in the 2nd week of July. I am training 11 sessions a week. 8 sessions of swimming with lot of floor exercises ...
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What is the most effective and least time-consuming structured post-running (and post cooldown) stretching routine?

I've been following Tim Noakes' running program for approximately a week-and-half now: nice program. But I have a major quibble-cum-problem / issue: my post-running stretching routine. ... It's ...
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What are the optimum foods and supplements for beginning runners?

I plan to start a running routine using the program listed here to improve my overall fitness. What foods and – if applicable – supplements would be recommended for beginning runners? I.e. a "...