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Questions tagged [running]

Moving rapidly on foot. Questions are about proper running form, race preparation, measuring the benefits and avoiding the pitfalls of running.

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Why cant I sleep after hard afternoon runs but I routinely sleep after morning runs?

At the moment I am wide awake like its 1pm instead of 1am. I am a morning runner and routinely sleep 10-30 minutes after hard workouts in the morning. If I dont take a nap then a speedy run will make ...
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Best way to determine aerobic pace for running

Context: Aerobic pace makes up a large volume of my weekly mileage. I use 1-2 easy paced runs (slower than aerobic), 1 workout, and 1 long run, and everything in between is aerobic (I've seen it ...
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Running question

Since a 3 months i started running 3 times a week(about 30 minutes now last few weeks). Next thing i want to work on endurance and speed and was thinking to do 2 times per week HIIT run(30 minutes) ...
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Legs hurt while running despite rest period

I'm a relatively new runner and have managed to keep it up for about a month now of doing 2 miles or so every two days. I'm 5'11 and weigh 80.4kg However, I've come across a problem I cant seem to ...
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Is it Feasible to go from a First Marathon to Half Marathon in 4 weeks?

I plan to run the Providence Marathon on May 5, four weeks and one day later on June 3 is the Covered Bridge Half. This past may I ran a 1:55 half, and yesterday I ran a 20:05 cross-country 5k. If I ...
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What is the optimum Q angle for running?

The Q angle is the angle formed by a line drawn from the anterior superior iliac spine through the center of the patella and a line drawn from the center of the patella to the center of the tibial ...
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Can you run 2 shorter runs a day to train for a half marathon rather than one longer one?

I commute to work which is 3.5 miles away by running in every few days. I was wondering if this was enough with the occasional longer evening run on the way back to train effectively for a half ...
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Conversion between running and stationary bike?

I have just started doing CrossFit. Many of the workouts include a running component, such as start and end with 800m runs. Due to a knee injury, I can't handle the impact of running, so I have been ...
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Running: cycling and eliptical trainer on non-running days

I have recently started running using the excellent NHS Counch25k podcast. I have got to the point where I am running for 30 minutes 3 days a week (this doesn't actually amount to 5k for me yet, but I'...
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Back issues and running?

I have played sports and ran all of my life - plus some seriously heavy lifting. As I have gotten older I noticed that the extra muscle has stunted long-distance running. So I have limited myself ...
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What is an upper limit to the recommended number of km/week to run if my goal is nothing longer than a marathon?

I'm not training for anything longer than a marathon, such as an ultra-marathon, but I do have the goal to finish a marathon in 3-3.5 hours. I'm unsure if I'm over-training. How many km is too much ...
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Is there concrete evidence that running during our first few decades helps with longevity beyond age 90?

I love running. I run regularly and competitively. In my early years, teachers and family told me it was the best thing I could do if I want to live long (together with good diet). But more and more ...
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Nutrition and fitness

I have been doing 5×5 Stronglifts three days a week with the same number of running days on the rest (from lifting) days. I have, for a long time, consuming the following type of diet and activity, ...
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Best strategy for running twice 5km in timespan 2,5 hours

I am participating in a 5km-runing relay event organized by my employer. One of my colleagues dropped out, and couldnt find replacement. Now I offered to run also his 5k. Running 10k is no problem ...
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Blister on arch of foot behind ball

I normally run 5km at a decent enough pace (4.30km) with no issues. I've started training for a half marathon - but about 10km in, I started getting really bad pain in my left foot. I stopped running ...
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Stitch-like rib pain when (road) running

I’ve been running fairly consistently for a couple of months recently, mainly because I move around a lot and this makes maintaining gym memberships etc quite difficult. Prior to this I would road ...
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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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Strategy to Complete 1.6 km in 14 minutes

I am 24 years old having 5'5" (165 cm) height and weight 52 kg. I want to complete 1.6 km in 14 minutes till 5th July. How can I complete this target within the stipulated time? What should be the ...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

I am a 51 year old non-competitive guy trying to run triathlons to stay healthy. The formulas say my max heart rate should be around 170, and despite the myths, I think that number is good for me. ...
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How to run 1 hr/day 6 days/week without getting acne from carbs?

In 2009 I trained for and ran in the NYC marathon. My training had me running about an hour a day, 5-6 days a week. While training I noticed that the long runs would make me crave carbs, and I would ...
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Advice on running plan

Would running a 70s 400m then resting for 5 minutes and running again a 70s 400m,repeating this cycle until total exhaustion comprise an HIIT workout? If not, Would this kind of workout have any ...
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Need help finding a pre-run meal [closed]

So I've been working out a lot within the last couple months. Most of my cardio has been elliptical, stationary bike, rowing machine and basketball. I've felt a ton of progress in my conditioning and ...
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External factors influencing running performance [closed]

I plan to create a training plan for myself for different running events by aligning with external factors, specific to every event, which contribute to running performance. Is there any reference for ...
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How should men above 40 train cardio?

I am a 44 year old male that have been a bit inactive the last years and am looking to get more fit. I have always been fond of running as a way to get some cardio, fresh air and reduce stress, but I ...
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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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Does running faster burn more calories? [duplicate]

Imagine this, you have two running courses with the exact same distance, let's say, 2 km. You have the exact same environmental conditions, so the same air temp, sun, etc. You also have the same ...
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Breaking in running shoes?

I've been running for a couple of years but only recently decided to start trail running. Usually when I buy a new pair of road running shoes I'll wear them to work for a week or two before I start ...
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How can control my heart rate during running?

I got this new program, that tells me to keep my heart rate in a specific zone. For example, i should have kept my maximum heart rate at 135 bpm, for about forty five minutes. But i couldn't even ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

I'm a runner and I currently run about 35-40 miles per week. Recently I was giving the possibility to commute to work twice a week using the bike. I would be given $0.30 for every ridden mile from to ...
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How to select running shoes for rainy weather

I am a newbie runner and need your advice for good running shoes to buy. I have some running shoes but they are slippery. Any good advice will be highly appreciated.
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I have about 18.5% body fat. Am I too fat? [closed]

I'm a man, 25 years old. My electronic scale tells me 69 kg and 18.5% body fat, and my fitness seems to be bad when compared to my friends at similar age: I run very slow. Most of my friends run 5 km ...
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Heartrate bump 10mins into exercise

Looking at the heart rate when running, there is usually a dramatic increase after about 10minutes. Dont think it is an effect of my equipment. Does it have a name?
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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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How long after a long run can one (body weight) exercise?

Is it a good idea to engage in relatively heavy session of upper body + core calisthenics (read, push-ups/pull-ups/chin-ups) about 12 hours after a long run (10k+) - assuming one is feeling fine and ...
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How to reduce body fat?

I've decided to reduce fat, I want to increase my stamina as I feel tiered after walking a half mile and my final target is to get 6-pack abs and good biceps , triceps and chest. Introduction: I'm ...
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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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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?

I am a working person and I don't do much exercise except I go for walking, running and jogging every week. Will it improve my health or not and how?
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StrongLifts 5x5 and running on alternate days

I want to start working on building muscles and keep athletic body. These days I run for 2.8 mi (~ 25 mins) 5 days/week. I am planning to start Stronglifts 5x5 program and as 5x5 is only 3 times a ...
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Do curved treadmills help with proper running form?

Do curved treadmills help with proper running form*? In looking for a treadmill, I came across curved treadmills like the Woodway Curve and TrueForm Runner. They claim to help with form, but do they ...
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What's the highest heart rate that I can exercise and still be very fresh for work?

Walking and cycling to work can be healthy and can save money. Exercise is even known to improve productivity. Since tiredness affects job performance especially if it's a physical job, it's very ...
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I was wondering why saliva is piling up in my throat? [duplicate]

Every Wednesday, run a mile, and every other day, I run half a mile. Every single time I'm running, a thick saliva forms in my mouth and i can't bare but spit it out! Why is this happening? Spitting ...
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Organized run attire etiquette

I am going to my first organized run. I picked up the packet today. It came with a t-shirt, and a number. Should I show up wearing the shirt, with the number pinned to the front? Or is the t-shirt ...
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Goals in order: run faster, lose bodyfat

Some background Male, born 1991, 184 cm, desk job In November 2016 I was about 103kg. Went to a dietitian and began a diet based on healthy balance of foods, breakfast, snacks between meals, food ...
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Recommendations for best running watches for syncing to smartphones? [closed]

My Garmin Forerunner 225 sucks at syncing to my phone and that is an important feature to me. Are there newer Garmin models or other brands that have bulletproof connectivity for smartphones? Thanks!...
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Foot splay whilst running

Hi all, I’ve noticed that I have foot splay just on the right hand side whilst running. Is this a problem or just a natural quirk? Anyone else experience this? Thanks all.
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My steady-state running speed doesn't seem to increase

First off all the best wishes to everyone! May you all achieve new sportive heights this year :) I have a small question. I did a cardio-test last year to determine my heartrate-zones. Together with ...
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Warmup exercises before running

I am a college student and regularly run ~2k (5 rounds of standard athletic track) everyday (Although, regularity gets broken around the time of examinations or submissions for as long as a month). So,...
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Aerobic capacity standards/classifications

Most strength sports have classifications and standards to assist athletes in the assessment of their current performance level. For example, these are the standards for men, ordered by weight class, ...
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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 ...