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You didn't run your 30 yard dash in 3.54 seconds. You didn't even come remotely close. If someone gave you that time seriously both you and them are deluded. You would be one of the fastest 15 year-olds in the world if your ran a 3.9-4.0, and I seriously doubt you can come close to 4 seconds. Your supposed time translates to around a 4.1 40 yard dash ...


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Run for fun: Do not push yourself to reach a certain distance, speed, time or any other criteria for success. Just do what you like to do today, make a random choice each time you reach an intersection, jump over smaller fences, run backwards and so on. Change style: Try trail-running or something different from usual. Buy some fancy sportswear, which makes ...


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New places, music or podcasts. I need to occupy my mind, and that means listening to something or looking at something new. Sometimes I'll drive to a city or state park for my workout, or run in a new part of the city I'm not familiar with. Even areas you think you know are very different on foot than seem from the driver's seat. You'll realize how much ...


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Along with Gyrfalcon's suggestions, I'd also recommend an app like "Zombies, Run!" which gives you a narrative while running. I've got a mixed opinion on the "zombie chase" bits, which I feel do not properly handle courses with hills or other obstacles that prevent you from raising your speed for a prolonged sprint, but the actual storyline is kind of fun to ...


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It could be something more complicated, but generally I'll just say that running hurts, especially when you're just starting or increasing your mileage. I would recommend following a training program like couch-to-5k. With something like that, the distance increase and schedule will be regulated. If you have excessive problems with pain or handling the ...


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I experienced the same problem and I might have figured out the answer: The heat is caused by friction. This friction is produced because your feet can move within your shoe...so my suggestion is get some thicker, breathable socks.


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Throwing punches in the air is usually called shadow-boxing, sometimes you see Boxers do it in front of a mirror. The purpose of shadow boxing is conditioning and practicing technique (if done in front of a mirror). Shadow boxing during running can have three purposes, first it might be for loosening up muscles that start to teghtening up during running ...


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Running with other people can be fun alot of fun, like sharing here on StackExchange. Otherwise destination running can be fun too. For me I used the Pikes Peak Marathon as a source of inspiration. Now I have Grindstone 100, Keys 100, Hardrock 100 and Nolans 14 as similar destination type sources of motivation. I use Strava and Endomondo and seeing others ...


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Pay attention to if your feet are rubbing or not, I find the socks I use make the difference. I tried some short basic cotton socks and my feet get very hot. Then I got some puma socks that are meant for running and breathe a lot (my shoes also breathe pretty well) and I noticed a major difference. Make sure your shoes are good for your feet. I'm not ...


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I can sympathize with your problem. My feet get really hot when I'm running as well. My solution for the problem was to move to minimalist shoes, in my case, a set of Xero Shoes sandals. They don't work for everyone — and they do necessitate learning a different running technique for most people as you no longer have artificial cushioning around your heel, ...


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Your max heart rate is the maximum your heart will beat at and can be determined with a stress test designed to push your heart to that level. All of the formulae are for estimating a maximum heart rate based on a statistical analyses of measured max heart rates. Survey of max heart rate studies Those estimators really should include confidence intervals, ...


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I don't think there's any particular shoe you'd need, but a couple of things you won't need: Waterproofness. You're inside on a treadmill. Offroad / trial runners. They're generally heavier and can handle more traction which you won't need. High mileage rubber. The treadmill surface is much softer than a road, so you really don't need the durability. ...


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After a marathon or any race many people, I cant think of a solid reference - maybe Greg McMillan, suggest to do a reverse taper. Using McMillan's it would be 50% of normal (20 miles) for following week, 75% of normal for the next (30 miles), 80-90% for the third week, and back to normal from there. Alternatively, Hal Higdon relates a saying from some other ...


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This is half an answer, but should help. Drink water when eating gels (usually has caffeine I believe) during a race, and dont drink Gatorade. Alternatively, drink Gatorade when not using gels but still drink water. For any sugar or carbohydrates eaten you need water to help digest it and use it, so people usually talk about finding a balance. From my ...


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Yes, and I do not have a history of knee problems. I have 2 pairs of compression tights I wear for cold weather runs. I also have several pairs of non-compression tights both insulated and not. I like the feel of the compression tight, however, I do experience knee discomfort and pain when wearing them on any run over a few miles. It seems like the tights ...



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