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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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

I have a bodybuilder friend who is also a military fitness instructor. Since I am mostly sedentary (in front of a PC) kind of person and quite overloaded with work, I have obviously gained weight. I ...
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Strengthening muscles absorbing shock by running downhill

I've rapidly increased my running endurance this year. For the last years I was running max 12 km, in this year I've broken half marathon, and I've started trail running. After one run with 600 meter ...
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What muscle or tendon pronates the foot when running?

I've been running for the past five or so weeks, and have gone on a couple long (for me: 10k) runs in the last 2 weeks. I developed a pain on the inside of my left ankle (non-dominant) that sometimes ...
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Should I run two days in a row?

I am a 31-year-old guy, spent my life with zero sport, and lots of smoking. Recently I quit and I am happy about it. I started to run for two weeks to lose weight, but I wanted to take it slowly ...
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Trailrunning - What special considerations have to be made compared to regular running

Recently, I have gotten back into running, so I signed up for a trail running event (16km distance, 650m climb, 650m descent) in 10 weeks and started training for it. I have some experience in ...
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Being a beginner why do I have long after pains in my calves and below after Jogging? [closed]

I am 27 years old and have recently joined MMA. They always start with the warm up jogging. We do the warmup jog in inside the MMA joint with those soft mats without any footwear. Since I am the ...
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When training for a 10K, is there an ideal distance for speed interval repeats?

I've got a 10K coming up on the 4th of July and have been throwing in some speed interval training over the past several weeks. So far I've been doing 1mi warm up at 1min slower than my desired race ...
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Treadmill: Importance of belt width?

Treadmills come in different belt widths. From a workout perspective, what is the importance of belt width?
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What can be the cause of pain in almost my whole lower body/lower legs while running? [closed]

I ran for months without having any pain. Some days I had some muscle strain, but that is normal. Because of my personal circumstances, I stopped running for a while. The last weeks before the stop I ...
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Should I run while sore?

I would say I ran about a mile-ish in under 15 minutes, which is very slow. I'm overweight and out of shape, so I was not surprised to feel sore after it. Although, many other people are not sore, it'...
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Knees and middle age

Middle age isn't too far away for me. I love to run, and do squats. When the weather's nice my week will be something like: squats, day off, run, 2 days off, squats... Spring's come and I've ...
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Why are running records not set when running barefoot?

When running records are set in areas with controlled conditions (e.g. nothing on the ground that could cause problems if barefoot), the runners still wear shoes. It seems a curious idea that you run ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This ...
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2 weeks until marathon, missed the past month of training, what should I focus on?

I've spent the past 4 months training for my first marathon. Last month I came down with the gnarliest of sinus infections and missed a full 4 weeks of training. Now I have 2 weeks until my marathon. ...
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My calf’s are always in pain [closed]

This started happening only recently. In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any ...
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Increase body fat before multi day endurance event?

Does anyone know of any research / literature on increasing body fat before multi day endurance events? Specifically, 1. cycling high on fats and carbs for a month or two then 2. dropping into a ...
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How should I continue my running training for fat loss

I am 5'8", weigh about 155 lbs. I look rather fit except for my bulky belly. For the past month or so, I have been running on the Planet Fitness treadmill. This week, I managed to run for 30 minutes (...
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

I've been doing sport, particularly, walking, for around 1 year. Each day, 7 days per week. I didn't use a specific diet, but I cut eating any sort of sugars during the week, except for weekends, ...
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How much weight should I lose before I start running?

I am presently a cyclist, doing about ~50 miles (~80 km) per week. I am considering getting into duathlons, but I am concerned with injuring myself. I presently weigh 214 pounds (~97 kg), and I don't ...
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Looking for an interval training app that allows customize laps

I'm looking for an android app that allows me to customize the intervals I want to train. For example, training 3 minutes in maximum or near maximum intensity followed by 3 minutes of recovery time....
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Is it breathing through the nose good for running?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of breathing with one's nose while running? Is it a good idea to develop this habit? I'm referring to relatively slow, long runs, and for experienced runners.
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How does running speed corellate to burnt calories?

I'm thinking of something like, say, a line diagram. The horizontal axis would be "running speed" and the vertical axis something like "calories per minute". Has this matter ever been scientifically ...
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What are the elements that make people run faster while racing?

One year ago I did a medical test and the result was aerobic threshold = 167 and anaerobic threshold = 178. Since then I have been training harder so I suspect the threshold is a bit higher. So few ...
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Is it better to run shorter distances more frequently or longer distances less frequently?

I am trying to figure out which of the two running schedules would be more beneficial for my late-30s body aiming just to keep in good shape: 5.0 km every second day; or 7.5 km every third day Both ...
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Ultramarathons: would 'racewalking' be faster?

For races which are long enough that the average speed falls below the maximum speed achievable via a 'walking' style of movement, is it more energy efficient to 'walk' at that speed as opposed to ...
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Once a week running progression

Alright, here's the scoop. I do powerlifting 2/3 times a week, but i want to work on my general conditioning a bit as wel. What i'm planning on doing is going for a run once a week (on sundays). I ...
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Should I run before weight training or after weight training?

My main goal is to lose fat. I have been struggling a bit to lose it. I want someone’s honest opinion about the topic: Should I run before weight training or after weight training? I read some article ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

What, if any, are the actual disadvantages of running without a HR monitor (optical, chest strap, whatever) to check on my heart rate? Is it not viable to simply run by the "feeling"? If I feel my ...
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Form/posture/technique for ruck running

I am about to start with ruck running (running with a loaded backpack). All I know about it is to build up the weight very gradually. However, I would like to understand the proper form/posture ...
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what is the best surface to run on?

running daily in the morning is my routine.i want to know the best surface for running which helps me to be fit.
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First Marathon for treadmill runner

I have been running on a treadmill regularly as part of my gym routine for the past two years. Over the last six months or so, I have been regularly doing 5 Km in 30 mins twice a week in addition to ...
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How to increase running performance over years?

It's been almost four years since the first time i started running, here is my background: I'm 26, i practiced gymnastic for about seven years, from age three to eleven, i swam regularly but not ...
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Does running serves as warm up for mild upper body gym workouts?

Suppose a person wants to carry on gym work outs for an hour and the exercises he do in gym are only for upper body(hands and chest). Can running for 15 minutes will serves as a warm up for gym ...
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Triathlon Training Programs: Time based for Run

So in most triathlon training programs swims are distance based, and bike and runs tend to be time based. For example this plan I am decently fast on the bike, but really slow on the run. In my HIM ...
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Crossfit distance, how reliable is it?

First of all I'd like to say that I'm extremely unfit, with me being 5"10 and weighing in at 125kg. I am trying to get fit enough to go on a skiing trip with some friends at work in February so I've ...
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Starting to Run in Threadmill

I decided to start with running since there's a treadmill in our house. I have very low stamina, that's why I have decided to start running. I have no exercise since I was born. I am 5 feet and 9 ...
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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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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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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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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, ...