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Mar
7
answered How to interpret running metrics
Mar
7
comment How to interpret running metrics
I think I know a way to answer to keep this as a question. If the question would be reworded to say something more like "I have a GPS, these are the metrics it produces. How can these metrics be applied to a training program?" or similar it might be better.
Mar
6
comment How can I analyze my running gait?
Any decent running store should be able to perform a gait analysis.
Mar
6
comment How to interpret running metrics
Voted to close as it is entirely specific to the individual. I would put it to you, though, that the only metric that counts is race times.
Mar
5
comment Heart Rate for a Half Marathon
It's going to be different from person to person, and will vary within the same person depending on training status, weather conditions, course layout, etc. I personally don't like using HR at all for gauging efforts, as there are way too many things that can artificially elevate/lower your HR, and it's a delayed metric, meaning you are responding to what your body did anywhere from 1-20 minutes prior.
Mar
5
answered Proper way to stretch the pectoral muscles
Mar
5
comment Body angle during freestyle
There is no "optimum" angle, and this is something that is pretty impossible to describe/diagnose without video feedback. My best advice since you seem to have a ton of swimming questions is to find a qualified instructor.
Mar
2
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
It's possible. It's also possible that you did some damage to the bursa sacs, or even temporarily dislocated the elbow. When people pick toddlers up by one arm, that's a very common side effect, often called "nursemaid's elbow" because the nursemaid would pick the baby up that way.
Mar
1
comment What are the precautions to be kept in mind while jogging/running daily?
Overall good advice, but there has been absolutely no evidence in studies that stretching prevents injuries or enhances performance. Additionally, static stretching before exercise has been shown to be detrimental and does increase chances of injury. Dynamic stretching before, static stretching after.
Mar
1
comment Strength Training Suggestions for Long Distance Running
Please note: I did not address a very critical portion of distance running, hydration and nutrition, solely because of the fact that the OP is already a 3:23 marathoner, and likely has their own strategy that works. For a beginner/novice marathoner, this is absolutely something that would need to be worked out and practiced during training and I would also recommend some preliminary 10k's and maybe 1/2 marathons to practice said strategy.
Mar
1
comment I am hitting walls with my lifts, how can I progress?
If you're hitting walls, I'd suggest lifting in a bigger room. :p
Mar
1
answered Strength Training Suggestions for Long Distance Running
Mar
1
comment Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)
Shin splints are a muscle malady, not a tendon malady. Treatments are different. And you went from couch to crazy. Your best bet is going to be rest and anti-inflammatories, and then being a little more sensible about ramping up training.
Mar
1
comment Strength Training Suggestions for Long Distance Running
To be honest, weightlifting probably won't help your running much unless you are at the very pointy end of the stick. Muscle mass (especially upper body) won't help with the endurance, and will just be a weight drag. It will help with the stick look though :) There's a reason that Mo and Galen look like they do. Can you detail what your 5 or 10k and marathon paces are? Right now I'm guessing you are in the 40-50 mile range, which is 20-30 less per week than I would expect for a pure marathon trainer, and not sure why you are doing a 30 mile run one day a week.
Feb
28
answered Can I be serious about getting into great shape if I have an office job?
Feb
27
comment Drinking pure olive oil
Your question is off topic for the site.
Feb
26
revised Ankle exercises with bosu ball
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Feb
26
answered Ankle exercises with bosu ball
Feb
26
comment Improving Golf-based strength
Where in the muscle is the memory located?
Feb
20
comment Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
-1 for blindly throwing spaghetti advice at the wall in case something sticks.