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Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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Tough Mudder Obstacle Failure statistics [on hold]

Are there any statistics for failure rates of the various obstacles? I would prefer if the data assumed all obstacles were attempted alone without the help of a teammate.
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Running-101: For beginners who would like to give up smoking

I am a computer science major. All I do is stay seated and code, 24/7, which made me a nocturnal,obnoxious, and anti-social creature. I want to make a change in my sedentary lifestyle. I want to run ...
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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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Exercise makes my injury worse. Should I stop exercising? [on hold]

I bruised my leg about a week ago on my bike. Hit the inside of my ankle off a metal bike pedal. No bruised appeared until about 2 days later, but when it did it was bad. Anyway, I put some socks on ...
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Cholesterol level in your body and Running

I easily get out of breath when I am: Climbing stairs - not quickly but normally When I go for jogging in ground (stadium/park) But when I run on treadmill I can easily run for continuous 15 mins ...
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I've been running and eating significantly less but weight loss has seemingly stopped

I started running about 2 months ago to lose weight and along with this I also eat a lot less (1000-1500 calories a day). I started off around 200 lbs and got down to 188.6 but a few weeks ago the ...
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How to recognize a Runner's Knee?

I started my exercise routine back up in June and recently started getting into walking/running around my neighborhood on my off days from lifting weights. Last week I pushed myself a little harder ...
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Knee pain when running

After a run (cross country, mixed terrain, ~4 miles) I sometimes get knee pain. The pain is located beneath the knee cap. It goes away after a while, but sometimes resurfaces if I'm walking. I've ...
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Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

I was recently told that one should buy running shoes at the end of the day because our feet will swell over the course of the day. The thinking was if you bought them at the start of the day you ...
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How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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When running intervals is it common to have pace peaks in the first 200 meters?

Ive always had an uneven pace during the fast intervals of 0.25, 0.5 miles or 1km no matter how much effort I put into keeping a flat pace, but lately Ive notice the same on some other Strava and ...
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How to calculate calories burned when running? [duplicate]

I am making a personal GPS running app, kinda like RunKeeper, for iOS. The parameters I currently have available are: Position Time Distance Avg phase Runner weight Runner height Is this ...
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Can I use my running shoes' seventh eyelets to fix heel slipping?

I recently bought a new pair of running shoes. With this pair, I've noticed that my heel slips up and down ever so slightly as I run in them. I've found a few different pages online that mention ways ...
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Multi-workout sports programme?

I have recently bought a bike and would like to find a good programme/plan to follow that includes cycling, weight training and maybe another type of sport (which I can do by myself). What I am ...
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How do you manage ferritin storages in endurance running?

Exhausted in running, endurance worsened unexpectedly, not sick, not overtrained -- symptoms can be a result of iron deficiency shown by too low ferritin storages. What are management techniques to ...
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Pain when adusting to stability shoes?

I've got quite into recreational running over the past 8-9 months, having started out with some extremely cheap trainers I bought off-the-shelf at a large sports store. Last week I finally got round ...
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Benefits of increasing treadmill elevation while running?

Last week I was able to run on a treadmill for 2 miles at a constant speed of 6.0 (which is a 10 minute mile pace) at an avg elevation of 3 (I started at 4 and dropped as I got more and and more ...
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Running vs Cycling vs Stairs

What is best way to burn calories? Some of my friends do cycling and I do running. I have seen statistics from fitness App and I found that I am burning more calories then them if we keep distance ...
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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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What causes an annoying “lethargy” which increases on consecutive days of rest from running?

This question is about something I've been experiencing consistently for some fifteen years. If I'm training consistently in running, say putting in 8 miles a day, five days a week, I experience a ...
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Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running [closed]

OK - I know this has been discussed and over-discussed here, and all over the web - but for me, I cannot seem to find any solutions. I am hoping there are either professionals, or kindred-spirits ...
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At what point does the improvement from increasing weekly mileage become marginal?

Firstly, I understand that different runners react in different ways to training, and so a specific case cannot be made to each runner. When starting out running, there is a lot to be gained from ...
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Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?

Every Sunday I do soccer in the morning for two hours where I run non stop and sweat extensively. After the sport I take a shower and take the bus home, but by the time I get home my dry and clean ...
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Can wearing tights while running cause pain in my knees?

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a pair of tights to keep me warm while running during winter. And since I've been running in them, my right knee is hurting, to the point where even simple walking ...
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Is there an alternative to using an iPhone armband?

Running with a phone in my pocket is distracting due to the constant jiggle in my shorts. I have an iPhone 6. I need the phone tight to my body. Before I get an armband, I want to explore other ...
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Should your pelvis rotate when you walk and run?

chirunning.com says yes: The next step, once you've learned how to level your pelvis, is to learn to move that level pelvis as you walk and run. This happens by allowing your pelvis to rotate in ...
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Having to clear throat constantly while running?

I'm an ex-smoker (for roughly 8 years) and have recently, in the last 4 months, started a fairly intense cardio regimen that I'm doing twice a day. I noticed while running that I'm having to ...
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Why do my legs hurt so bad while running?

I am a 20 year old male. I never had this problem before. I stopped running for almost a year, but am now again starting to jog to remain fit. I have been running now for almost two weeks, but I get ...
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How do I find exercise / jogging trail difficulty?

I'm interested in starting out jogging. I live in California (northern CA and occasionally southern CA). Are there any resources / websites that will identify and categorize local exercise and ...
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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?
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Running with an anal abscess

I apologize if this is a bit esoteric. Due to vagaries of my excretory system, I'm prone to the occasional anal abscess, basically a swelling around the anus that's itchy and painful to the touch. ...
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Couch to 5k, twice a week or 3 times a week?

As the title says, I'm a bit confused about the standard Couch to 5k. The common recommendation will have you running 3 times a week with intervals changing from walking to running. I myself followed ...
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Running with lumbar spinal stenosis [closed]

I have Lumbar Spinal Stenosis as described in this question. Since my injury I have been using the elliptical machine, but sometimes I still dream of running. Before my injury I usually ran either ...
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Alternatives to a normal meal after running?

I run 10 km twice per week. After running, I am very thirsty, so I drink a lot in the following few hours. I feel that drinking so much interferes with a normal meal. I am used to this schedule on my ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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Heart Rate Monitor, FitBit, iOS, and HealthKit

You can skip to The Bottom Line if you want to bypass some of the background information. Some Background Info I've been a distance runner for many years and alternate that with periods of weight ...
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Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?

I can normally do a 10 kilometer in one hour, but when I try hard, I can do it in 50 minutes. Can exercises like swimming, push-ups and other body weight exercises, doing exercise with an ab roller, ...
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Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?

I have been running for about 20 years, mostly 10-21 km over the past few years. This past year I've transitioned into running in Vibrams - in the simplest model I found - and about two month ago I ...
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How can I strengthen my lower back

I was diagnosed for "Muscle Spasm" a while ago for my lower back pain. The pain went away for about a year and then came back again. I had a blood test taken and found out that I am deficient in ...
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Weight loss vs. running speed

So if I want to get fitter and be able to run faster, does trying to lose weight at the same time hinder this? I've read that on a calorie restricted diet, one has to take care to make sure they are ...
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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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How many carbs before a run?

What's the best form to get carbohydrates in prior to running, and how much should one take in, and how long before the workout? I know I had an easier time running when I had some breaded and fried ...
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Achilles heel snapped twice without permanent damage [closed]

Yesterday i was faced with a strange "injury". Last week i lightly strained my achilles heel when making a strange twist with my foot. after a week of complete rest the pain fully subsided. Tuesday i ...
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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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What is a Dog-Trot in regards to humans?

Unfortunatly, all the people I've asked nearly describe it as a 'relaxed jog,' which tells me nothing. (This may be a shock to some, but my locomotion consists of stumble and sprint, never anything ...
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Optimizing 10k finishing time until April 3rd

Today, I won a ticket to a local 10k (6.2 miles) event and now I would like to participate. I've been casually running for ~5 years in regular intervals (~2x/week), but didn't run for at least 3 ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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Looking for a Structure Triax replacement for running

I am looking for a running shoe that is similar or identical to the old Nike Structure Triax. It has been changed to Structure Zoom and the toe box has become too pointy for me to wear them, but I ...
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Can I train for a marathon with just two runs per week?

I am targeting a marathon in 6 months. I have limited time to train and have recently found it easier to drop the number of runs I do a week from 3 or 4 down to 2 - one long and one short/fast. The ...