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Feet turned out while running

This is related to this question: Is it bad that my feet turn outward when I run? I have the exact experience, but my circumstances are a little different as I believe I have a physical condition ...
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How much running is advisable for over weight person?

I am 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh about 95 kilograms. Is it advisable to jog/run for 20 minutes a day? Do i risk injuring my knees? The idea behind runnning is to loose weight and gain a lot of ...
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How is WAVA age grading calculated?

WAVA (now WMA) age grading is a method of comparing your running (and maybe other athletic?) performance across ages and genders. Most places describe it as being relative to the world record ...
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How much should I speed train (% of total mileage)

How much should one speed train, in relation to my total mileage? Some resources (this one for instance) say that the amount of interval training should not exceed 7-15% of your total mileage. My ...
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Am I in a so-called “good running form”?

I ran a 5000 m on the track on Saturday, and two days later, on Monday, I ran a 5 km road race. The results are almost the same (21:44 and 21:48), and I could push my body really hard in both cases, ...
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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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Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?

I cycle a lot, I run a bit, and I swim once per week. I have been training once per week for 5 months now. When I started, I could barely swim a length of freestyle. Now I can swim a lap with ease. ...
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How to convert difference in elevation into distance?

When you're running up a slope, you're running slower. Down the hill you may run faster, if your knees allow it. But how much? In German, there is the notion of "Leistungskilometer", which is ...
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How to prepare for a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks?

I'm a 23 years old male (75 KG) never exercised before, I only walk from time to time and I have a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks (2 to 4) and I'm looking for a training program that will ...
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Alternatives to Vibram Five Fingers

I'd like to wear VFFs for running, but unfortunately I have odd shaped/length toes and feet that make these almost impossible to wear. Are there any reasonably priced alternatives that I could look ...
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Should I run with this ankle pain? [closed]

I used to run regularly (15-18km on the long run day) and then had to take a 3 month break in between. This time, I started running in the minimalist shoes (since I suffer from over-pronation and ...
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Trying to run 10km, should I work on my lower legs?

I'm starting to train for a 10km run. My running plan starts with walking really fast and then gradually start to jog. However, doing so burns my front lower leg muscles which then makes it really ...
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Is it better to engage or relax your “core” during long distance running?

I'm currently in marathon training mode and trying to improve my running form and speed in a number of ways. Mostly by trial and error. At the moment, I'm running between 5 and 14km in training ...
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I have a back pain from sitting. Can I still run? [closed]

Before yesterday and yesterday. I sat for long hours and now my back hurts me. However, I have a running schedule I must follow. Can I run ? or running would makes it worse ?
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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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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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Finding the correct Marathon Pace

Last Sunday on the weekly LSR, I got to talk with a follow runner that was about to run his first Marathon in 2 months time. The subject was how to find the correct Marathon pace, and it turned out ...
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How to know when to stop practice under symptomatic allergic rhinitis

I skipped one half marathon because of my too high levels of IgE in blood. The reason was that I was not sure if I can do it under such condition. I was also not sure about when to stop if something ...
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How to run faster every time without injuries ?

How to run faster ? I am trying to improve my running speed... my fastest time for 400 m is 1 minute 30 seconds... I am trying to break this time since 1 month but I cant... What technique I ...
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How to train for an Obstacle Run?

In September, I (35 y/old male, 72kg, 1.80m) will attend an organized Obstacle Run (7.5 km) with some friends. We do it for the fun of it, but I want to prepare myself for the best. After a long ...
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why one leg soleus muscle can be bigger than the other leg?

I have my left soleus muscle more stronger than my other soleus, you can see it with no effort, I think it must be because of my form of running, my right leg is shorter so maybe that could be the ...
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difficulty with deep breathing, should I persevere?

I'm currently training fitness generally and a big part of that for me is running, I noticed that the hardest part was breathing fast enough and at some point I'd usually lose a breathing rhythm and ...
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How do i determine that i am running properly?

I run and i think that i am running properly but who knows if someone takes a video with a good camera , may find some fault with my running(overpronation, underpronation etc). Is there any way to ...
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I can speedwalk and not get tired, but any form of running kills me

I am just wondering why I speed walk so much and have plenty of endurance to walk at good paces for long times, but anytime I endure running I lose breath instantly. Isn't speedwalking the same ...
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Breathing Pattern while running

I started jogging/sprinting recently to get my fitness back and increase my stamina. I find that I tire very soon. As in, though my legs are OK to run, I am out of breath far too easily. I wanted to ...
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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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Benefits on running completely soaked?

Are there any benefits on running soaked in water? I've been to a half-marathon length race recently. Temperature was high, above 25 ºC. There were runners who, in the provisioning sites (I'm not ...
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How can I add more running sessions per week safely?

I'm running every day since a month and now I'm pondering about how to add more running sessions in a week. However, I want to do it safely, without getting injured. My current weekly distance is ...
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How does exhaustion impact calorie expenditure?

While answering this question, I researched some formulas for energy expenditure when running. None of the formulas I found took into account the factor of exhaustion when calculating calories burned. ...
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Experiences with 'barefoot' running

I have heard a lot about the 'barefoot' running idea that has seemed to gain a lot of popularity with the book "Born to Run". The main idea is that the human foot has evolved to be very effective at ...
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Should I run a marathon without training for it if I'm training for half-marathon?

In a few weeks I'm going to run my first half-marathon. I ran a lot of 10K races, but never a marathon. Should I run a marathon a couple of months later my half-marathon, without a specific training?...
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How much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?

How much faster can I expect to run my 10 K races when I've lost 10 kg (18 lbs) per September 1 this year, compared to when I weighed 80 kg, in March of this year? Some context. I'm an experienced ...
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Why am I earning more nikefuel than other people?

I'm using Nike+SportBand (a pedometer) and I got about 262 nikeFuel per kilometer. My friend has Nike+Running App (tracking using GPS) in his android phone and he gets 207 nikefuel per kilometer. He ...
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Fitness measurement based on pace and average heart rate

I would like an approach to use the data heart rate + pace from a run to give me a factor that will help me see my improvements on different runs. For example, if I have run at a pace of 5:30 with an ...
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Tight calves and tingling toes when running

I usually run 7 km in 50 minutes roughly 3 days a week. On some days I experience tight calves muscle which makes me stop running and even walking becomes painful. I get a this tingling toes before ...
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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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How long does it take to heal shin splint?

I was doing regular jog for about 6-7 KM for two weeks. One day decided to do interval training and started running fast. After about 400m my left lower leg started to hurt. I continued slow run for ...
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New running shoes chafing toes

I'm just getting into running, and got my first proper pair of running shoes last night. I got to try them out today. They felt great for the first 20 minutes or so, but then I noticed they were ...
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Difference between Running and Training clothing

I have recently started purchasing sweat wicking clothing for use while running.This past weekend I noticed that a lot of clothing is marked either Running or Training. What is the difference? ...
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How to calcuate the calories burned during running [duplicate]

I would like to know are there any forumla for that? The formula should better take the age, weight, height, gender running disatance, time for the calcuation Ref calcuator http://www.mapmyrun.com/...
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Fastest walk / jog ratio

I've been going for long jogs (around 7 km - the length of a local track), but I can only jog around 5km, which means I spend a lot of time walking as well. I was wondering if how to choose to spend ...
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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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Walking vs. Running Shoes

Everyday, I walk at a minimum 4-5 miles (because I don't drive). With this much walking, I feel there is a significant potential to injure my legs if I don't use proper support. Since my current ...
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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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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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Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?

Underwent a gait analysis for a sports conditioning class. We found that my gait is way too long/wide. I'm heel striking like it's going out of style. The rear leg is consistently way too far back. ...
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How can I improve my running form?

I know my form isn't terrible, but it certainly isn't perfect either. How do you work on improving it? Are there certain exercises that will strengthen the right muscles and force better form? Do you ...
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I'm a very loud runner - how do I improve my running technique?

Whilst playing any sort of indoor sports, a number of people have commented on how loudly I run, it's like I'm stomping around the hall and I'm especially noisy when trying to slow myself down - to ...
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What is long distance running? How much is too much?

So let's say you're running 30 minutes to one hour each day, under what category is that? It certainly isn't warm-up, cause it's pretty long. Is that considered long distance running? Or is long ...
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Is my heart rate too high to run?

I recently joined a gym, with the sole purpose of getting fit. In my induction I had a checkup and had a resting heart-rate of 99. After a few months I'm down to 64, which is far more normal of course....