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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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Part of my particular stomach discomfort is probably the acidity. Using small-volume caffeine shots like "5 Hour Energy" and generic equivalents worked much better for me. I tested a few options during hard tempo efforts and smaller races before finding a solution that has worked well during multiple target races. The moral of the story is to experiment a ...


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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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There could be any number of causes for anterior knee pain. Biomechanics, bone and cartilage health, running form, running surface/intensity/duration, systemic causes. A doctor would be able to best evaluate and treat you, but I would keep track of when the pain is occurring, when it's best, when it's the worst, what you do that makes it better, what you do ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just to add to Eric's answer the two most important things I look for in a running shoe - I am all treadmill due to nasty shin issues I get running on hard surfaces - are: light weight cushioning Stability, how well the shoe is made (toe/heel forms), and all the extra stuff is really nothing to worry about since you aren't cutting, your shoes are ...


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A running shoe is a running shoe, but find the one that fits to your foot and your stride correctly. The assumption is the way you run on a treadmill will be the same as inside. Go to a store and try a few on and run around a bit in them, even if it looks a bit silly, just find the one that you feel wont cause injury.


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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 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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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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Have a look at Jerred Moon’s One Man One Barbell, it would fit I guess. As you have not specified any concrete goals, you should have a look at it. In the program conditioning is laid out, but CrossFitters do their own thing, cyclists do their own thing and runners do their own thing. It’s been used and tested effective with multiple different forms of ...


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Look up Alex Viada's work, he is a world class strength and endurance athlete. He has a great book on hybrid training, but even if you don't want to buy a book he has two blog articles called "so you want to run and be strong" (part 1 and part 2) as well as many other interesting blog posts on his website, completehumanperformance.com.


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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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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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Regarding immersion, the term is generally referred to as hydrotherapy, and it comes in a few different forms. Sometimes it's simply immersion, sometimes it's contrasting between hot and cold water, and sometimes it's more along the lines of cryotherapy and ice baths. There are numerous studies that offer minimal and mixed results. There is certainly no ...


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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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