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Jun
10
comment Am I in a so-called “good running form”?
I think these are two different questions. The first "am I in good running form" is subjective and probably not the type of question we should ask here. The second is a very valid question and can be answered with more details. How long did you train to get to this point? Can you describe, briefly, how your training evolved to get to this point?
Jun
10
comment Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?
What have you been doing to better your swimming fitness? I found the conventional methods I applied to running did not apply with swimming - IE: I would do 400m intervals on the track that might follow a pattern of 65 seconds of running with 90 seconds of rest/light jogging. 90 seconds between swimming intervals is an eternity.
May
18
comment Stamina for running long
I'm not sure there will be a better answer. There is no 'quick and easy' method to this, you just have to put the miles in. However, once you have gotten to the point where you can run for 2-3 hours and desire to run longer but find yourself zapped for energy you should look into fueling. But, you're a little ways away from that at this point :)
Aug
22
comment Hamstrings and running intervals
Here is one: mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/…
Aug
3
comment Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?
Glad to been of help!
Mar
8
comment Which diet helps you best during marathon preparations?
Chuck's comment is spot on. Additional things to ask - where do you currently have problems? IE - do you fatigue early, do you cramp often, how is your hydration, is your weight what you would consider ideal for your running...
Mar
5
comment What are the precautions to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily?
Maybe STRETCH should have been replaced with WARM-UP, but again, I've never seen anyone get injured by stretching correctly. Yes, over-stretching can cause injury, but so can over-running, over-eating, over-hydrating and over-exerting. And you can get hurt by not stretching if you also fail to warm up and redline it out of the gate. Stretching is a way to warm up. There are countless ways to warm up. For the novice runner I consider safe stretching techniques an easy and simple way to stay healthy.
Dec
6
comment Training Methods for Climbing a Suspended Rope
This may sound juvenile and trivial but I used to climb small, straight trees with no branches. They are essentially a 'firm rope-in-place' that you could climb. I did this all through high school. After college I started climbing ropes and found it quite easy and was able to do so better than all of my pears. I attributed it to climbing the trees back ni the day.
Jul
12
comment 8 Minute running with 5 minute rests okay?
What are your 'goals' here? If it is too simply stay active then this is fine. If you are working towards a performance goal you'll want to minimize the recovery at some point.
Jul
10
comment How to avoid stomach cramps after running?
How long AFTER you run do the cramps start? Is it immediately or some short period thereafter? If it is not immediately, what are you eating/drinking afterwards?
Jul
6
comment Is it safe to do jogging on asphalt?
I think you prove my point of 'there is not absolute/correct running mechanic', though people should be aware of desired running forms, efficiencies and areas to improve upon.
Jul
5
comment Is it safe to do jogging on asphalt?
@JohnP - What specifically about the 170-180 SPM approach do you not like? Again not everyone should try to attain these sugestions, but a good cadence does prevent runners from bounding with their stride or having too much turnover. It's more of a guideline for runs that are not races or very slow jogs.
Jun
26
comment Is it safe to do jogging on asphalt?
Agree with Ivo. Healstrike is ok. Forefoot landing is best, but healstrike can be ok if 1) you have properly fitted shoes and 2) your biomechanics are correct or efficient. Both of these are things ALL runners should strive for. How the foot strikes the ground (heal vs. toes) is not as important.
Apr
12
comment Will building up running reduce knee pain
Where exactly does the pain reside? Is it a dull pain, a sharp pain? Have you run before or is this the first time you have ever run? You do want to build up slowly, but running 3 miles two times in 3 days should not be too much, especially if you have run in the past.
Feb
24
comment Knees are sore when running for the first 10 minutes but fine after?
@Tonny - Static CAN be ok if you do it correctly. There's nothing wrong with static stretching provided you do it correctly, though active isolated stretching is considered optimal, though I'm not there are enough scientific studies to prove that.
Feb
24
comment Knees are sore when running for the first 10 minutes but fine after?
Where is the pain located and what kind of pain is it (dull/sharp)? This could be tendonitis but could be something more.
Dec
1
comment How can I train for a 5K while strength training with StrongLifts 5x5 and minimizing detrimental effects on either?
I actually believe you should do cardio (especially running) BEFORE weights. After weights you are tight. Running when you are tight can lead to a degraded stride or change in form/gait. Both of these can lead to possible injury. If you do run after the weights, ensure you are hydrated and stretched before running.
Nov
28
comment My knees hurt after I run and my feet point out or knees point in
Agree with the above. See an orthopedic, discuss the problem and see if physical therapy is an option. If you have weak thighs you want someone who understand HOW they are weak and WHY. A PT can show you how to ensure the proper muscles are as string as they need to be. They'll also ensure you don't do something that inhibits the good things about the form you currently have.
Nov
8
comment What are the precautions to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily?
There are two ways to stretch. Static stretching involves holding various stretches for 30 seconds and is probably what you may have done as a kid or commonly do. Examples can be found here: coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml If you want something different, what I prefer (but again these things are personal preference, though this has shown to improve flexibility and strengthening) is active isolated stretching. A brief overview can be found here: runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3512
Sep
30
comment Achilles issues and foot numbness
Did you ask your doctor about compartmental syndrome? This sounds like a possible weak case of compartmental syndrome.