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About proper training, equipment and diet for running sessions covering distances of at least 30km where mid-race nutrition due to depleted glycogen becomes a factor in training and race regimes.

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Why does one person have lots of stamina and another doesn't?

I'm a bit of a couch potato with a sedentary job, who normally gets out of breath walking up a few flights of stairs. I recently walked up Snowdon in North Wales (10 mile round trip, 1100m summit, ...
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How fast should my base runs be?

I am trying to reach my goal of a 4:10 for the 1500m this track season. To anyone who has previously trained in mid-distance, roughly how fast should my base runs be? I can currently run 5 or 6 miles ...
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RunDisney: Inappropriate Corral Management

Anyone that has run an organized running event has dealt with the weaving in and out of slower starters that insist on pushing to the front. It's illogical for most events as they are chip-timed when ...
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iliotibial band pain when trying to increase cadence and run faster

late 30s 1.8metre 85kg after spending about 1.5 months running at around 7.5 min / km 153 spm avg heart rate 155 to 160 bpm vertical oscillation 11cm 10km per run 30km+ per week, i've been working ...
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Why do elite cyclists seem to have higher VO2 max tham elite marathon runners?

For example, Chris Froome's VO2 max was 84.6. Some were at least 90! http://blog.trainerroad.com/how-vo2-max-work-makes-you-fast-the-science-behind-it-all/ While marathon runners seem to fall between ...
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What EXACTLY do I do to get my resting heart rate down to below 40? [closed]

I tried sprinting for a month and it didn't budge. Now I'm doing long-distance running, but I absolutely hate it. I just want to get my heart rate down to an athletic level as quickly as possible so I ...
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How do I lose muscle and fat in my thighs?

I am struggling with how thick and large my thighs are and I really want to slim them down. How do I do this? I power walk on the treadmill for an hour a day and sometimes I do endurance running but I ...
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Can I finish a marathon without finishing training?

I'm new to running (casually started last year, running on & off). I've since run a few 5ks & 10ks. My weekly mileage is ~20 miles/week with longest run of 15 miles. If it makes any ...
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Is it bad to run on a (relatively) full stomach?

I usually drink about a liter of water after waking up every morning and go running (2x/week 5k and 1x/week 10k+) shortly (15-20 mins) after. I never feel any discomfort due to the full stomach. But ...
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Runing 20 km after 10 days [duplicate]

I am planing to participate in Spartan Race on 10th Nov. What do you advice me to do during 10 days time before the race. Taking in consideration my max run was 10 K last week
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How accurate is Garmin's VO2 max estimate?

I have a Garmin fenix 2 that gives me an estimate of my VO2max. I use the watch with a Scosche rhythm+ strapped to my arm. I am interested in knowing how accurate Garmin's estimate is? Along with ...
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Clear cut explaination of threshold training

Sorry to bother you with this. I had my heart-rate zones measured lately and I know where my Aerobic & Anaerobic thresholds are. The doctor made an in deep explanation what it means. Though I feel ...
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stomach sloshing then a stitch [closed]

When I run with out drinking on the move it is fine but if I drink any amount of liquid whilst running my stomach starts to slosh the I get a stitch. I have tried taking small sips at a time or ...
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Pain in lower inward part of my feet during long run (and certain type of shoes) [closed]

It's strange because it only occurs in my left feet. There is a strong bruise and slight pain to start with. If I keep running it turns into a hell. It gets recovered in day or two of rest. I ...
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How can I strengthen my legs for running? [duplicate]

I have been running for about a year now, and am at a point now where I am able to run for 15 km. But now I have a problem. At the point where I reach 15 km, my heart and lungs are fine, I'm not even ...
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Benefits of speedwork during Marathon-training

After several half marathons and trailruns of around the 25km, I started training for my first marathon on the 15th of Octobre this year. Currently I'm running about 4 times a week with the longest ...
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After a successful 3 month training, what could it be that made my legs refuse to finish a marathon?

I failed a marathon at 40km recently due to pain in the left knee and pain in the muscle of the right leg, what I believe could be the Vastus Medialis Obliquus according to the picture. Here you can ...
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my easy run speed will help me or not?

To build a good running foundation, I come to know that I have to increase my weekly mileage (by avoiding injury). I found that I should do most (90%) of my run as easy. Earlier, I use to push myself ...
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Diet / exercise / habit to hasten rebuilding of tissue in bones / ligaments / muscles (RUNNING)

Currently, I run about a 10K every other day. I'm talking in the mud along the empty corn fields two days after it's rained, along the rocky train tracks, etc. My ankles, my shins particularly, and my ...
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How to prepare for 10k run with 40-42min timing

I did my first 10k with 59.34min recently one month back. Right now, I'm running 5 day a week.Wed and Sunday are rest day. Last week 20Mile(32Km) Tread Mill Monday 6Km 9.4Km/hour 39 Tuesday ...
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How to increasing running distance

I can run a mile, mile and half at 9.5 - 10 minutes per mile but after that my stomach starts hurting on the right side, right at the bottom of the rib cage. If I really push it, I could probably make ...
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How to run long distances safely in the sun?

Recommended techniques to protect the skin from the sun running long distances in the summer?. Running in the night is not an option. Reapply sunscreen is hard due to sweat
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What is a stress fracture and how can you avoid it when training for a marathon? [closed]

When I trained for my first marathon, I began feeling pain in my lower legs. My doctor said that this could be due to stress fractures in my bone from overworking my body. So my questions are, what is ...
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Should/How-do I reduce the time at threshold HRM

Background: I'm reasonably fit, I run and cycle fairly regularly (at least 10k run total a week and 40k cycle) as well as some weightlifting (3x a week, currently running GSLP). My running ...
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Does temperature have more of an impact on longer runs?

Does the impact of temperature on running performance increase with distance? This would mean something like for a 5k maybe a decrease of 3% in avg pace but for a half marathon a decrease of 8% avg ...
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What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall? [closed]

What does it mean to bonk or hit the wall during a run or a bike ride? That is the main question, but to generate a more detailed answer here please consider these corollary questions: Can this can ...
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is it healthy for lungs to run on a sidewalk next to a busy street? [duplicate]

I am trying to start running. I live in the city. I see many people running on a sidewalk next to 4 lane street/avenue. I could help but asking myself the question, is this running healthy given the ...
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Running - Speed vs Distance

I'm currently training for my first 10k (the race is in a month and am in a good position from a training perspective). With where I'm at training wise, I'm starting to look ahead to the next goal ...
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How and why should I use walking breaks for running long distances?

I'm facing a long run, an ultra, that I'm pretty sure I can't do without walking. I can and will try to practice doing it at least once, but I don't really know how to best use walking breaks or how ...
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long run pace not stable

I'm preparing for a couple of 10km race taking place in 2 and 3 months. I've started 4 weeks ago a training program suggesting specific training based on heart rate, and each week I should do a long ...
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Guidelines for using spinning (stationary bike) as cross-training for long-distance running

I'm interested in using spinning (group stationary bike class) as part of a long-distance-running training plan (from half marathon to ultra marathon). Typical plans include running at least 4 days/wk ...
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Runners advice for Night Trails

Next autumn & winter we would like to participate in some nighttime-trails. The distance is in no way a problem for us. But as we are unfamiliar with nighttime trailruns, I was wondering if ...
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How often should you rest? - Running [closed]

I'm an athlete and run around 5 times a week, often 6 miles each time, how often should I have a rest day? Should I cut the 5 times a week down to 3/4 times?
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Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?

Steep being 12% grade or more, where is the longest steep run in the eastern United States? Or more broadly, where is the best place to train in the eastern US for races like the Hardrock 100 or ...
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Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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Breathing and Leg Fatigue while running [closed]

OK - I know this has been discussed and over-discussed here, and all over the web - but for me, I cannot seem to find any solutions. I am hoping there are either professionals, or kindred-spirits ...
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What does road biking do to improve your running?

Marathon training has greatly helped build my cardio in running such that my rare bicycle ride has been the longer than ever - and faster. This and the pushing part of the pedal stroke seem to be alot ...
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Is it helpful in losing weight when running with jackets on in summer [closed]

Is it good idea to run with your jacket on when temp is 25-30 degree celsius. I run 7.2K (will do 10K one day :] ) 5 times a week. Is it helpful in reducing weight.
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How can you determine each running heart rate zone using data from your runs or from specifically designed workouts?

What workouts can you do to determine each threshold between your heart rate zones? For example a lactate threshold pace can be determined by running as fast as possible for 30 minutes at a even pace....
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I have been running 5k since last month and slowly building up my pace. The only problem that I face is that my lower part of the feet heats up during my run. I wear NIKE DUAL FUSION RUN 3 MSL PRM ...
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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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Is it feasible to train for a marathon in 15 weeks? I've just run a 1:55 half-marathon with no training

I signed up for a half marathon (there were half + full marathon races for the same event), taking place in April '16, and started training last week (Around 13 December). I'm not a regular runner (or ...
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Mileage increase after marathon

I Average 40 miles per week for running and ramping up to a marathon I peak at 60 miles. After the marathon I take two weeks off. The normal rule I go by is 10% for milage increases, but I am ...
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Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
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Steady state interval vs high intensity interval for running endurance

I am looking at building endurance and all round fitness with the hopes of being able to run half marathon to marathon length runs, non competitively. I have very limited experience with running (...
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XC Skiing as Cross Training for Running

I would like to Cross Country Ski this winter as cross training for my next Marathon. My question is if I can ski for a number of hours and will this impact my normal run training? My last marathon I ...
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Why include sprint workouts in a training program focused on long distance?

I never did a set of sprints for a running routine/workout until this week. The workout didn't kick my butt as much as the recovery which is still going on, so I'm really looking for reasons to keep ...
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What kind of Weight Training should my 15 year old Son be Doing if he is on the Cross Country Team?

My 15 year old is a sophomore running on the Varsity Cross Country Team. Last year he did Very good running with freshmen. So well that this year he is the #3 Runner on the varsity team. He is not ...
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Feeling bad after a long run

Last week I ran 20km and finished running at 1 am, went back home and slept without eating a lot. I spent the next three or four days feeling tired all the day, feeling like if my body was heavier. ...
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Whats the ideal temperature for running in high humidity?

If running at 50-60 deg F is ideal for a marathon in low humidity (RH < 60%) then what is the ideal temp for high humidity (RH > 60%) ? Is it the same? It is the same but the value is more like ...