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I need some help running further distances

I've been running for a while now, i think about a year, except these last months I've been running consistently every other day. Now, my goal last year when i started was to run a 5km. I didn't make ...
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Can I run a 5k before a track meet?

So I signed myself up for a 5k road race, but it turns out i have a track meet the following day. Would i be able to go hard in the 5k and go hard in the track meet too? If not, is there anything i ...
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How much does a 400m time correlate to a good 5k race time prediction?

The 400m distance is used to prepare for 5k races apparently, so can the times done in training be used to predict a 5k race time accurately? If not then is racing a shorter distance the only way to ...
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Is gradual progressive training better than greasing the groove for longer distances?

I am currently training for the 5-kilometer run. It's what I specialize in. The track I'm running along is a 1k loop with a lot of ups and downs. My current time is an average of 5:15 per loop (I ...
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How to practice and improve my time for a 5k run?

I am a beginner looking for advice on how to practice for a 5k run. For some background, I finished my last 5k in 35 minutes because I ran out of breath easily. I played basketball (for fun) and ...
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is there an app which has running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio feedback?

checked the help centre and it said questions about gadgets are on topic, so I thought this was close enough. Is there an android app which has a running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio ...
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What is the best heart beat range for a 5k training?

I started to running as a 3 days a week train a month ago, I did a 5k run to know, and my time was 32.30, I want to get it down to 27 by the next race in 2 months. I'm doing 2 heart range trains and 1 ...
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How should I train for multiple running races simultaneously?

This year, I'm planning on running a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon in 2015. The dates of the races other than the 5k haven't been announced yet. However, based on last year's dates, there will be ...
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What are some good strength training routines for runners?

I'm looking for suggestions for a 60-90 minute session, complete with exercises, sets, weight, rep, etc. My primary goal is to build speed for 5k trail races.
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5k Carbo-Loading Benifits?

My cross team strongly promotes loading on carbohydrates the night before our 5k meets. I understand that carbo-loading is great before a marathon, where endurance is very important, but, with a 5k ...
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Can walking fast help run fast?

In the past I've felt faster after a month or two of marching with a backpack at a fast pace like +4 mph. Now I'm interested in actually being fast in a 5k and quickly expand it to a marathon distance....
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10 days to a 5K run

I am in decent physical condition, but I have not been running for 2-3 months. I have signed up for a 5K in ten days. What training can I do in this short time for the best performance in the 5K? How ...
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What to do before a 5k? Race day advice

What recommendations (fact-based, if possible) do you have for pre-race to ensure optimal performance? Warm up is a given so no need to mention that. But what about nutrition, hydration, rest, etc. ...