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I can only offer this as to what worked for me. I ran 5k and 800m competitively in high school and college, and then moved onto half marathons before getting out of competitive running entirely. When I started strength training during running I felt a lot more "stable" on my runs. I know that endurance and speed increase by running longer and running ...


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I want to clarify some points for you, which will help you decide what to do: You've been working to add muscle and mass. You've only been working your legs. Muscle responds to Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands (SAID principle) What is unclear is whether you want to keep a more balanced physique with increased mass, or reduce your mass to where it ...


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EVA is fine in moderation, and as others have said it wears/compresses relatively quickly. For the most part shoes are just tools. There are different types of shoes for different jobs; and any shoe/tool used improperly is going to be less efficient if not destructive. Running is an interesting sport in that everyone assumes they already know how to run. ...


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There are a lot of top endurance athletes facing similar problems, whether it's local resources or simply time to train. Increasingly they're maintain speed through interval work, not longer sessions. Would training on the course or at elevation help you? Certainly... but you can still be extremely competitive with your current scenario. Keith Kelly ...


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If you want to lose muscle mass or fat, no matter where it is, you need to burn more calories than you take in. I would normally say continue exercising, but reduce the amount of carbohydrates and fats you are eating, and eat more lean protein (fish, white meat chicken) and vegetables. However, you mentioned that you're recovering from weight loss, so may ...


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You should probably get checked out by a doctor just to make sure you don't have any type of illness or ailment that needs to get treated medically; there are some nasty things out there that can present themselves as heavy legs. Assuming you get a green light from your doctor, you may need to adjust your training a bit. You're probably either over or ...


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I know that my most frequent running injury was my right hip. Never had a problem with my left side at all. I think you usually end up injuring one side early in life, then compensate or lose flexibility somehow, then start developing imbalances. I'm a huge barbell fan, but bodyweight single-left stuff is awesome for identifying imbalances. I would imagine ...


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I had a similar problem, albeit at longer distances, so I went to a sports therapist about it. She analyzed my gait and found that my mechanics in my legs were very weak. She gave me a list of exercises to strengthen my lower body. You may consider going to a sports therapist to have them do a gait analysis. If it's your mechanics, the fix is simply doing ...


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More than a year has passed since I wrote the question. In the meantime I became a serious runner (basically because a shoulder surgery forced me to either running or staying a couch potato). My experience now is as follows: It is running (and NOT squatting) what puts stress on my knees (Kate was right, I now know). In fact I often have to insert some ...



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