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If you were to decide to attempt a marathon given the training level you've described, there's an interesting academic article that may be helpful in estimating your likelihood of finishing without injury. The paper is by Yeung, Yeung, and Wong, "Marathon finishers and non-finishers characteristics: A preamble to success," Journal of Sports Medicine and ...


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5km or 7km mileage once a week is nowhere close to proper preparation for a marathon. You greatly increase risk of injury by running a marathon unprepared. Go see a doctor about your knee pain from the 20km race and forget about a marathon anytime soon. Many marathon plans have a long run of over 20km once a week for several months (and often with a run or ...


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Eggs, by their nature, have a substantial amount of good protein in them, 6 grams in a large egg, along with the cholesterol and calories needed to sustain exercise. In the 1890s, it was believed that cooking the egg removed some of the nutritional values and this tradition was carried on through the worlds of bodybuilding and boxing as word-of-mouth "truth"....


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The boxing world - especially in the era where the "Rocky" movies were made - is notoriously bad at developing new methods for nutrition and exercise based on research and findings. The whole "drink raw eggs, run 5 miles every morning and beat this frozen pig"-method isn't really something you should strive for today.


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Meetup is a useful place for meeting people with similar goals. Most towns, especially college towns, have a local running club; surely you can Google around for more info. Or inquire at your local running store. They're usually very familiar with the local clubs and events. The track club in my college town even led a marathon training program every ...


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Few principles at play here. I'll keep it in simple English to make this as useful as possible. Before that, yes your muscles are rested and ready to perform better. Doing physical effort for long periods of time is good to maintain your musculature but it won't directly help your sport. It basically means that the negative effect of time you spent off from ...


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From researching, Mount Sterling run from Big Creek campground, NC is a pretty good trail rising about 4200 feet over 5.9 miles. Also Mount Washington in NH is paved and rises 4700 feet over 7.5 miles. What others are out there??


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I am a barefoot/minimalist runner with lots of experience on hilly trails with the terrain your describe. In addition to more bones than any other part of your body, your feet have multiple muscles such as the anterior tibial, which enables the foot to move upward; the posterior tibial, which supports the arch; the peroneal tibial, which controls movement ...


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This is very much an individual question, as everyone has different requirements and reacts in different ways to fluid and food intake when running. It's just very much trial and error to find what works for you. However, what you can do is start tracking your runs, time of day, how you feel, what you ate, things like that. Over time, you will get data such ...


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I agree with most of the above. But please remember to Enjoy life. There is no reason to live a long and healthy life if you spend all of it being worried about making it healthy or long enough. Live life for life's own sake, life is not a Travelling Salesman Problem to be solved. So, if I were to be so bold, I'd amend Neria's answer a little: Go ...


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I agree with Neria answer, but he missed one crucial point: Cold showers (cold exposure in general) has immunostimulating effects. You can see for example this study http://jap.physiology.org/content/87/2/699.short The cold showering is often overlooked, because it is way too painful in comparison with exercise and diet.


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Though it's a very general question, here's a few guidelines I follow for a healthy life: Go active. The Western culture have become way too inactive, a way of life our body is not accustomed to. Especially if you spend hours in a deskjob, make sure you exercise or perform some jogging on daily basis. Saying that, you shouldn't go hard & heavy everyday....


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Correlation - two events happening together (like observing if carrying lots of muscle and living long go often together) shouldn't be confused with causation (hyphotesizing the more muscle you have, the longer you live). High protein, higher calorie diets, typical to people that carry lots of muscle, add strain to your liver and kidneys. Lifting heavy and ...



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