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If you're interested in not carrying water or carrying smaller quantities, you could be creative with your running routes. Find a neighborhood, running track or path where you can park your car to retrieve water. By running short loops or out-and-back patterns, you can either simulate a race by getting water every two miles or, what I prefer, which is to ...


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Id say up to 50k the first half is a jog, second half is a run and last quarter is hard running. This matches my favorite race strategy that tends to work so this is most likely biased. Its interestimg to see what happens for a run of +6 hours when the half way mark is much longer than a normal long training run.


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From researching, Mount Sterling run from Big Creek campground, NC is a pretty good trail rising about 4200 feet over 5.9 miles. Also Mount Washington in NH is paved and rises 4700 feet over 7.5 miles. What others are out there??


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No, carrying hand weights is not a bad idea. It is a good idea, despite the naysayers. I'm on day 651 of my running streak. (1 mile or more every day, no stopping, no breaks, no excuses, no exceptions. www.runeveryday.com I frequently run with two 15 pound dumbbells, sometimes with two 8 pound dumbbells. It's a lot. You might consider using less. ...


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Breathing in any irritant is bad for overall lung health. I suggest following @cbll 's information on identifying air pollution and guidelines for your given location. In terms of "...are treadmills sufficient?" Yes and no. Running on the ground is always harder than on a treadmill. Being able to run longer on a treadmill does equate to overall aerobic ...



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