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It does sound like you have IT band syndrome. In addition to stretching as per Juha Untinen's answer, to prevent future IT band injuries, I strongly suggest doing these things: Clamshells Lie on your side as shown in the picture and move the top knee up and down. One side will be weaker than the other. Do 3 sets of 10 each on the weaker side. It is ...


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I would suggest the following: When hydrating, do so in small amounts over long period of time rather than drinking a whole glass/cup/bottle at once Eat meals 3-4 hours or more before running Experiment with what you're eating Try eating something like bread before you run (not a lot, see point 2)


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When I first got my fitbit it tracked well on my elliptical and I could see the same miles on my machine as my fit bit and it showed pretty close to active minutes as I went on machine when I got off! Now less than a month of owning it seems it won't track my minutes or miles when on my elliptical we have tried everything Very disappointed.


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Get a coach or join a team. Although I can recommend the Couch to 5k/10k, it's harder for me to do the same for a Couch-to-Triathlon scheme. Triathlon is not just Swim/Bike/Run - There is Technics involved, transistions to master and flows to understand. You need to gradually increase your abilities in 3 (three) different type of sports, which each has ...


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Your maximum heart rate depends considerably on the activity. I haven't done crossfit before, but certainly you're involving more muscle groups than running. Biking and running have different HR zones because of weight-bearing vs. sitting. I suspect your HR zones for Crossfit and running are simply different. It sounds like you're working hard with both ...


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I would presume that you are falling into the same trap that many recreational runners and triathletes fall into, in that you are going too hard on your easy days, and not hard enough on your hard days. So, you're in a perpetual state of "almost" recovered, and then busted out a cycle day that thrashed you for a while. Just like your advanced couch to 5k, ...


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I'd definitely need to read the whole article to be 100% this proves bigger muscles are more resistant to stretching, but judging only from the abstract of this review (http://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(00)00061-9/abstract) this seems to be the case: "...passive extensibility is influenced by the size (mass) and length of muscle ...


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I would question the fact that your Max HR is at 187bpm. The maximum HR is highly individual and independent of your training level. Especially your statement that you were able to hold a conversation for two minutes while running at 183bpm suggests that your max HR is much higher. Anecdotal evidence: my own max HR is at least 20 bpm higher than the ...


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It may depend on the version you looked up, but the last time I did it, it suggested repeating weeks that I had difficulty with. I had a few times where that was the case, sometimes because of general fatigue, sometimes because I hadn't gotten enough to eat that day, sometimes due to soreness. I also learned the hard way that having a beer before going ...


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Kinda defeats the purpose of a tracker. Have it to track it for me, not to have to enter all kinds of stuff. Similar experience with other exercise equipment, such as elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, all had marginal tracking.


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Unfortunately, it's hard to impossible to tell what kind of running/plant style you have by looking down at your feet. Mainly, this is because you can't really see the mechanics of what your heel/ankle/foot are doing in relation to each other as you go through the land/plant/push cycle, especially when in shoes. It almost requires a rear view of some kind. ...


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I still don't have a definitive answer for my predicament, but I am happy to report that, now that Spring is here, I've been running outside. Now that I'm not running exclusively on a treadmill, I'm not experiencing the numbness. I'm still going to mix in a second pair of shoes and see a podiatrist eventually. In the meantime, I'm happy to stay far, far ...


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Your concerns are absolutely spot on. Your not doing this right. Running 6 times a week is sapping your ambition and body. Cut the sessions down to 3-4 times per week with days between them and vary the intensity. For example: Mon - normal pace Tue - rest Wed - normal pace Thu - lighter pace Fri - rest Sat - fastest pace (beat your ...


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This comes from a girl, so please take with a grain of salt. You have said you want to become bigger and "fatter" - running won't help. I'm assuming you want muscle and not fat - you should put on lean muscle mass as opposed to just body fat. Drinking protein shakes can help you do that. To develop the muscle, you’ll need to strength train on a regular ...


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If you have several days in a row where you are tired and unmotivated, by all means take a day or two off. This is your body telling you that it needs a break. If all it is, is that you feel tired because it was a long day at work, get out and go running. Basically you just need to learn to listen to your body, and not your head. Your body will tell you ...


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Simply obtain a heart rate monitor and estimate the relative VO2 figures per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and from the VO2 figure the calories.


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Nope, not in any sense, and not even if you were jogging in a vacuum, and could convert fat & carbohydrates anaerobically with 100% efficiency, to kinetic energy. For a start you'll have Air resistance / drag, it's one of those Newtonian external forces, and it's effect is disproportionate (cube of your velocity), so the faster you move the more energy ...


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It looks to me that the calculator is broken or missing information on input... when I tried to run it just now in my browser (Firefox v36.0 on Mac OS X 10.10.2) it wouldn't display a result at all. I suspect it's just broken, but don't know for sure. Give this one a try and see if you get better results: http://www.mapmyrun.com/improve/calorie_calculator/ ...



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