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The surface you are running on may play a role in how your body reacts. There’s an often quoted study co-authored by Southern California podiatrist John Pagliano that states… "… one of the five leading causes of injury is "improper" running surfaces........concrete is approximately 10 times harder than asphalt, so all your bones, muscles and ...


Your problem might not be with the hardness of the ground you're running on. If you run on a sidewalk that is on the same level on the road you shouldn't see much difference. I think the issue here is the fact that sidewalks are not as straight as paved road. Most sidewalks have bigger slopes going down, up, then back down again. And the sidewalks stop when ...


While concrete may be a harder surface than asphalt, other than preconceived perceptions, there is not an appreciable difference in deflection (Force returned from a surface) between concrete and asphalt. There is a difference between grass, dirt, rubberized track surfaces, etc., but between asphalt and concrete any difference that you perceive is ...


If you don't have any knee pain caused by it, it's definitely healthier than not doing it. I would advise adding some sort of resistance training to your routine in order to make sure that you mainly burn fat and not muscle.


First, just thought I'd mention that it says when joining this stack exchange that questions should not be opinion based. That said, I usually hang mine on a fold up clothes hanger, or over a railing outside. If these aren't options, you could just rinse them in the sink or toss them in a fresh bucket of water.


It could be blood sugar but since its summer it could be a lack of water in combination with heat and the meal sitting in your stomach. It takes some water just to digest your food too. I get nauseous when I run after eating, and usually the afternoon can be the warmest time of the day. Ive learned how to deal with this but usually for longer runs; ...


I got an app called mapmyrun which allows you to create a 5K plan with the amount of workouts you want, and days for long runs. Also it can track your runs and help you see where you can improve and so. I've been using it and from being a couch potato I can now actually run.


If you are looking for ways to increase your speed at a given distance, I would suggest running over distance. We raced 5k, so we ran anywhere from 1.5x to 4x that distance. If that is a problem for you (because of injuries or whatnot), look into other forms of cardio that are lower impact. Cycling, swimming, rowing come to mind. Keep in mind the injury ...

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