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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 "...
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Tips on choosing a Stopwatch for interval training [closed]

I'm after a stopwatch for interval training (running). What features should I look for when buying one?
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Shins hurt when running

I have been slowly getting back into shape. Started with my diet and have since added walking for half an hour most days. I haven't been tracking my weight because I am not so concerned by weight as ...
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Do knee pads exist meant to protect your knees from falls?

I've recently taken up trail running, but I know a person who permanently damaged her knee in a momentary fall. Are there any knee pads in existence that are meant to protect your knees from impact ...
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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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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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Does holding weights allow you to run faster?

I'm not talking about training with weights so that when you run without them you're muscles are used to pushing more weight so with less weight it'll be easier, I'm talking about while actually ...
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Toenail removed - realistically, how long before I can start running again?

I injured myself accidentally on Friday and wound up in Accident & Emergency (ER) where I had to have an X-Ray and my toenail removed and my toe tidied up a bit. Although I've lost nails before, ...
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What types of hip exercises are best suited for a runner?

My apartment complex gym got a new hip machine that supports four types of hip exercises - flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction. I'm primarily a runner (I run 3.5+ miles three days a week, low ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will the pain from running in Vibrams on roads go away?

I have been running in Vibrams now for quite a while (up to 8 miles at a time, at a 8:20 pace). It is almost completely painless when I don't run on roads. However, when I do, my feet hurt as though I ...
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Elliptical trainer vs. running

Say I am looking for a 30 min. cardio workout for 3 times a week. Goal is to reduce resting heart rate and improve general fitness. Which is better: Elliptical trainer (say: max resistance, 90-110 ...
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Physical fitness and bronchitis

Background I have bronchitis (both asthmatic and allergic). I'm allergic to pollen (among other things) and live in a place surrounded by lots of trees, plants and flowers. I love being outside: ...
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Underpronator Runners

I have started this Running Plan http://www.runnersworld.com/getting-started/the-8-week-beginners-program. I am comfortably in the 4th of it. Since beginning I have been running with these "Fila ...
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Running on the spot vs walking

UK health guidelines suggest that adults should aim to take 10,000 "steps" per day, and that less than 5,000 should be considered a sedentary lifestyle. I walk and cycle rather than take the car for ...
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To run faster should you concentrate on raising your thighs or keeping them low

I'm doing interval training on a treadmill and I've realized that when I'm running at my peak, I can either raise my thighs to go faster, or try to keep my thighs low and swing my feet forward at a ...
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Running vs Insanity vs P90X

I am 25yo 170cm x 57kg and I like run I started running 3 years ago, because I wanted to lose weight, so after few months I get rid of 25kg~, after that I continued running more seriously, and I ...
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How can I analyze my running gait?

They say there are more than one types of step. Is there any exam that can help me know my foot angle/type/format/etc, so i can buy running shoes that are good for my feet?
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What to do after the R4FL training program?

I am currently following the R4FL training program for running. It trains me to run up to about 60 minutes, but the last two weeks are mostly intervals, sprints and Fartlek runs. where: ...
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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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Achilles issues and foot numbness

I frequently get a sense of tightness in my lower legs most often about a mile into a run, sometimes in one foot other times in both. I've spoken to a doctor about it and my achilles is fine. The ...
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HRM that shows time-in-zone?

Does anyone know of a heart rate monitor that specifically does this: Say your target HR is a given band or zone, perhaps 115-125. I want a display that shows total elapsed time, inside, that zone. ...
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How can I determine my recommended daily caloric intake if I know my BMR?

This thread recommends learning what your BMR is. You can estimate your BMR with a BMR Calculator. 1) How do I determine how many calories I burn each day by running and/or walking and how do I ...
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How do I perform a micoach assessment workout?

I have Adidas micoach Pacer and plan to do start a marathon program. But first I want to do an assessment workout, to make sure I have my Pacer uses the right zone settings. However, I've never ...
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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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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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Technique or strategy for un-runnable steep climbs

A trail race may have hills that are too steep to run up easily. Or, one may choose a strategy to hike all significant climbs early on in a long distance race. When choosing to hike up a hill in a ...
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Stability shoes causes pain when running

I have flat feet, and I went to a store for shoes recommendation. The guy then recommended Mizuno Wave Rider and I'd been wearing that for a few years. Did a few marathon, weekly runs and so on. As ...
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Custom intervals on treadmills

I have knee and hip problems, so I run intervals. This is just fine when I run outdoors, but it's starting to get cold in Chicago, and within the next month it's going to be dark both before and after ...
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Alternatives to CTL, ATL and TRIMP for running?

I'm an avid runner and like so many other runners, I like to get a measurement or number for my current fitness. I use the measurements for two purposes: to see how the different types of exercises ...
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Running and hypertrophy at the same time: is it possible?

Is it possible to run and do an hypertrophy training at the same time and don't lose weight? I am currently training for 20km: 3 times a week, but since I started, I lost weight.
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Training Plan for High School 3-5km cross-country Run

I've started to see the potential that I have in running after I came third in Division cross country with only 1 week of training beforehand and having no previous sport experience. I want to start ...
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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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Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?

I was wondering if, assuming one gains lots of muscle while not stretching regularly, the process of stretching is more difficult or at least more painful after. This isn't about the benefits of ...
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Starting running

I've done plenty of high intensity sports training (kickboxing, circuit trainings etc) but never running. This fall I was bitten by the running bug. I started doing around 10km runs once or twice a ...
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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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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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What kind of pants can help recovery from running?

Last night, I saw a news on TV. A guy is running from Baltimore to San Francisco. He promotes healthy living style to each hosting family along his way. He said that at night he wears some kind of ...
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Differences between running cross country and track

I wonder about the differences between running on a track and running cross country. I know that it is very dependant on the condition of the x-country course, but I did some research and failed to ...
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10 days to a 5K run

I am in decent physical condition, but I have not been running for 2-3 months. I have signed up for a 5K in ten days. What training can I do in this short time for the best performance in the 5K? How ...
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What might happen if I get very low blood sugar during a run and continue running?

During a recent run, due to low blood sugar, I developed double vision. Otherwise, I felt great. Out of prudence, I quit and decided to walk home. I had eaten nothing for 14 hours before the run, so I ...
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Can I gain weight using diet, running and resistance training?

I am setting a goal to gain ~8kg in 3 months. I have an average body build. I know that to gain weight I need to increase daily Calorie intake and do exercise. I don't want to hire a personal trainer ...
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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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How do legs change in response to running?

Background Information: I recently began a running/walking regime that lasts for 30 minutes. I think I run about half the journey and walk the other half of the journey. There are 2 very steep ...
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How to listen to the body during a run?

I am newbie in running and I am not interested in long runs or any records. I start to run weekly 10km 6 months ago, now I run for 20km (with a bit of effort). I would like to understand what the ...
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Has Anyone found a comfortable way to wear your mobile device when exercising?

I hate to wear armbands when working out and my headphones seem to get snagged. Has anyone used this shirt before?