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Calculating walking and ascends to the marathon milleage

I'd like to be able to run marathons on the regular basis. Currently I'm running about 40 km per week, which enables me to run half marathons almost every week (mostly trail running, with about 800-...
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Severe pain in knees after running [closed]

I am totally new here in this fitnees forum. I am telling my problem from the start. I started running in the morning for around almost a month ago. I used to run 1.5 kms with a more or less constant ...
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Why is running faster more tiring, per kilometer?

Clearly, running fast is harder than running slow. If I run a 5k in 30 minutes, I will be panting harder and feel more uncomfortable by the end of it than if I jog it in 45 minutes. Why is this? How ...
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If the cadence target is the same, what changes the pace?

I'm slightly confused: several sources define a given cadence (normally around 180 steps per minute) as ideal, but without mentioning the pace. For instance, Garmin Connect says: An often-citen ...
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Why does the treadmill stop/stutter while I'm running?

Preface: I am 21yo 6'3 ~235lbs former football player (soccer). I stopped playing because of a leg injury and let myself go but I want to get back into shape. I enjoy running and still have good ...
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How should jogging with a stroller change your stride?

I’ve recently purchased a double jogging stroller. I’m not a great runner to begin with—typically only lasting between 1 and 2 miles. I don’t know much about formal form concepts, but I was told once ...
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Can I improve running stamina by increasing intensity rather than duration?

I want to increase my stamina when running, I know that the standard way to do so, is to increase the duration of the workout session, for example a runner may start by running for 30 minutes straight ...
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Doing exclusively fartlek-style workouts

I have this one cycling routine that I love. It's just loops on a 6-mile path which has fairly hilly, including two fair-sized hills. I usually do 3-4 loops (takes 60-90 minutes). This essentially ...
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Starting to run - Tips for beginners [closed]

(EDITED TO BE MORE GENERAL) I'm doing a 14 week start-to-run course to exercise more as I have a desk job and sit a lot during the day. The course is 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) which ...
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Is there a standard indicator for heart rate vs. running speed?

It is common knowledge that the better shape a person is in - the lower their heart rate is at rest, and, I think, the lower their heart rate is for a given speed when running. I would like to know: ...
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Effect of poor blood circulation on running ability [closed]

As background, I am a teenager and very fit. (I exercise intensely for 30-60 minutes 5 out of 7 days of the week.) I am pretty sure that my legs suffer from poor blood circulation, so I am wondering ...
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Can running cause anxiety and sadness?

I started running about two weeks ago and everything went well at first; however the last few days I have increased anxiety upon waking, so much that it causes vomiting, for no particular reason. Also ...
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Is this a good workout towards abs?

So I have decided that I wanted to workout some more. I am a footballer, so I already have a pretty normal body and a good diet. Anyways, I have been trying to also improve my stamina and trying to ...
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How to gain muscle and lose fat with running and weight lift?

I´m a 47 years old runner. I use to run 8k 5 times per week, and now I'm trying to lift weight to gain muscle but most importantly, to lose belly fat. I think that running to much, decreases my ...
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Controlling muscle growth from running

Background: I'm a 28 year old male, 176cm, 68kg. I used to go swimming for 60min three times a week before the pandemic. Due to the latter, public pools in my country have shut down, and I have not ...
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Running shoes to avoid tendinitis

I like to run long distances (7-17 miles) on the trail, but occasionally or partially I also run on the road. I have got pain similar to tendinitis in my left ankle, and I started looking for new ...
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Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?

I've noticed a recurring pattern when I do sustained hard runs in which my heart rate increases in an expected, gradual way during a hard bout (e.g., running uphill for an hour or doing a 30-min set ...
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Should i keep running when i feel like i can't properly breathe?

I started running a couple of weeks ago and it's super fun. The past couple of years i've run a couple of times a month and done weight lifting for muscle mass. This has been fine. Since i started ...
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Throat keeps drying out during running

When I run, especially when I run for long periods of time, I end up having a super dry throat, and usually end up stopping running because I am doubling over coughing and desperately swallowing, ...
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Is wearing a training mask for running advisable or is it a gimmick?

I'm seeing conflicting opinions while googling about this. Is running with a training mask on beneficial in terms of improving VO2max? Can it be worn during comparatively light training activities ...
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How to accurately predict how much time environmental variables will add to a 5k

There are questions all over the internet saying, "How can I run a faster 5k?" and "Is a 25min 5k good?". As I read them, they are almost always assuming perfect conditions: dry ...
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How reliable are heart rate data from smart watches?

I've considered heart rate data from my Garmin watch plausible. On the slopes, I've got up to 170/180 bpm, when my heart was beating like mad. However, today my Garmin has especially bad day. After it ...
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duration of training for running

I am currently resuming running training; initially I ran for lunch but due to my work (and my desire) I prefer to do it in the morning. This reduces my training from 1 hour to 40 minutes ...
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Single foot turned outwards, knee pain [closed]

I have a persistent problem that I can't manage by myself by stretches & strenghtening. First of all I'm 35 and for last 10 years I was running, mostly trail running and mountain running for no ...
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Is a 2.93 30 yard dash good for a 16year old [duplicate]

The 2.93 was from a moving start, but I'm not a sprinter
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How to safely add a long run to a weekly routine?

I run about 15-20 miles per week (usually 4 runs but the occasional 5, more than 3 but fewer than 6 miles at a time). I would like to be able to (eventually) work up to a long run (10-15 mi) for ...
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Running during COVID Pandemic Situation? [closed]

I used to run and I enjoyed it a lot. I also practice calisthenics: push ups, pull ups, dips, etc. During this pandemic situation I have kind of stopped running, and diminished my workouts a lot (I ...
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Formula for energy consumption while jogging, based on weight and speed

Does someone know the plain formula which calculates the energy needed while running, based only on body weight and speed? I googled around a lot but don't find this exact formula.
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On 80/20 training, what exactly counts as the "tough 20%"?

I have read JohnP (and others) say this many times: There are two big mistakes that most amateur runners make. They go too hard on their easy days, and not hard enough on their hard days. This ...
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Skinny fat - What running/hiking routine or tips would you recommend?

Background: Age: 34 Height: 167cm Weight: 76kg Waist : 96 cm(38 inches) Average running pace : 7 min 17 secs/km Average distance : 4 km. I lead a rather inactive lifestyle, mostly keeping indoors over ...
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What should be my running statergy : Running slow for longer or Running fast with short breaks

I am beginner in running (started running 3 weeks before) and I wonder if I am on the right track : My goal is to cover more distance in the same amount of time , but at the same time taking less ...
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The 10-percent rule in running: how to start?

I'm 47 and I never ran for exercise in my life. I live next to an outdoor running track, so like everybody else during the pandemic I decided to start running: the very first day I ran just 1 lap (450 ...
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Maximum heart rate during a 5k or 10k run

Just bought a running watch and went for a 5k run and then the other day for a 10k run. There is a range of a heart rate that is originally set up at 75 bpm at lower end and 175 bpm at higher end. Now,...
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Is there any running gear that doesn't require washing and doesn't stink after every use?

I want to minimize the time I spend on washing my running gear, and the probelem is always that I have to do a significant amount of laundry because I'm running everyday, and sweating in my gear. Is ...
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Is it safe to run in stability shoes if you have neutral feet?

I always wore neutral and was ok. Now bought Adidas Solarboost 19 ST on promotion cause I wasn't aware of these topics at the time of buying and im afraid if I won't hurt myself? Still haven't used ...
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Apple Watch VO2 Max is Very Low

Does anyone else have an Apple Watch and/or iPhone that is reporting a very low VO2 max? I've never had mine tested and I haven't been running much lately, but a year or two ago I used to run 8 miles ...
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Bloody Nose/Sore Throat from Heavy Breathing During Endurance Sports

I've recently started cycling and running. I've been getting a dry throat and sometimes a bloody nose from the heavy breathing while doing these activities. I live in Arizona, and it's really hot and ...
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Starting a running training program [duplicate]

I need help for some website or video etc so that i can start a jogging or running program... Although i do workout regularly. Some things i have heard are like interval running, increasing pace ...
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Equation/s used for running training-pace calculators

There are a few popular running training-pace calculators online that all use the same underlying equations: Runner's World Omni Calculator Helpful Runner All underlying calculators are the same: ...
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Taking a week off from couch to 5k

There's a related question here: Is it really necessary take one entire week to rest from running? but it seems like that person was already a seasoned runner. I'm going from almost zero physical ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I've been tracking my heart rate while running and have noticed that, every single run, my heart beat has a small, but noticeable, drop between 1:50 and 2:10 minutes into the run (after stretching and ...
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Fastest form of "consistency" when running

When running, especially in areas of varying inclines, is it faster to keep a consistent pace or consistent effort? In other words, should a runner put more effort into up-hills or slow down to ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

I was recently diagnosed with Achilles' tendinitis in my right Achilles heel. I usually run 30 minutes twice a week and do HIIT training 2-3 times a week (circuit training including burpees, squats, ...
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Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? Also same question but for fitness [closed]

runners, lifters, scientists, engineers, geeks, gamers, casuals. I am asking the following: "Do muscles atrophy and grow linearly, exponentially or depreciatively or possibly like a bell curve? ...
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Dancing instead of running

I'm considering...actually, I already decided that I want yo substitute running with dancing. Why? Cause it makes life funnier. Is there any drawback and therefore I should keep running at least a ...
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At what point does running faster give diminishing returns?

I understand that one has to run fast enough to get their heartrate at a sufficiently high level to improve cardiovascular and lung health, but at what point does running faster give diminishing ...
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Fixing posterior shin splits while running

After months of running, I have discovered that I have a problem with the way I run, or with the way I step when I am running. This wrong way of running has made me always suffer from (posterior ...
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When doing long runs, why do we need to wait a day after a work out?

When doing long runs, athletes often use ‘cumulative fatigue’ to train their fast twitch muscle fibres, which are recruited when the slow twitch fibres are fatigued. Most likely, all training plans ...
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Getting sub 20min 5k

I am a 75kg/165lbs 179cm/5'10ft 24 year old male that has been running on and off the past couple of years. Recently I have made it a goal to do a sub 20 min 5k as my title suggests, but I am blank ...
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Shin gets exhausted when running

Whenever I am running, or walking briskly in some cases, my shin gets exhausted before anything else. This has been the case for years. So, my tibialis anterior seems to be the main bottleneck for me ...

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