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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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Sudden improvement in running heart rate - is this possible or what happened?

Background: I have been jogging/running for the last 6 years, on and off, about 1 - 10 times a month. My typical speed allows me 10-minute miles, sometimes only 11-minute miles; my BMI is 30-ε, age 56....
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Reset Time During Run on Life Fitness CLST Integrity Treadmill

I’m trying to do a six-minute mile. I’ve found the CLST treadmills take 25 seconds to get up to ten miles per hour. But if it takes that long to get up to speed, I’m losing time/seconds at the very ...
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How can you determine the percentage of tempo and endurance for your weekly trainings?

On my recent question What should you do between short running series? I got interesting comments regarding how to train for a 10 K race on a pace of 4 min/km: (...) far more effective - and less ...
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Beginner runner/jogger heart rate question [closed]

I am an it guy 220 lbs 6ft1 35 years old. With chest strap measurement my maximum heart rate is around 192 bpm. (Did warmup and 3 minutes thread mill intervals to measure) For a long period of time, ...
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Muscle spasms in legs during long distance running

Last spring I ran a half marathon. I trained rather well for it and hit distance close to and equal to 13 miles in my training. I managed these training runs without incident. However, during the race ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

I'm 25% body fat and I sweat a lot. I'm not especially fat at 180cm but the truth is I get winded climbing 3 flights of stairs. Can I train to reduce fat so that it doesn't insulate my body as much ...
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Run 1.5 miles under 10 mins, considered hiit?

Is running with that speed, continuously, not in intervals, considered as hiit? And does it develop fast or slow twitch muscles, or both?
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Does running interfere with muscle gain?

I recently started running and do 3-4 miles 3-4 times a week. On the days I don't run, I lift weights. I typically train pretty intense both compound and isolation exercise. My diet is pretty normal,...
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Decide whether to workout in a particular day

I'm a college student and I would like to start exercising. I used to run a lot back in middle school and high school, but I stopped in college. The primary reason is that my typical day in college ...
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Running, Riding a bike and hard leg workout (each activity being done once time a week): is it sufficient to enhance my cardio?

Monday: I work out legs with horizontal legs press, squat, romanian deadlift, kind of lunges with the tractions assistance machine, legs extensions and legs curl (almost 2 hours, but it's only one ...
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Muscles activated when you are running on the street compared with treadmill

Does anyone know which muscles are activated when you are running on the street compared with running on the treadmill? I'm wondering if there is any scientific study.
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Does training for running and swimming simultaneously give better combined effect?

I am now training for marathon running and marathon swimming simultaneously for coming races in both sports. Will this be likely to give me better or worse performance than if I only do a single ...
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Long distance running - energy gels types & options

I'm kinda lost in all those energy gels options we have nowadays. I used to run marathons and back then there were just a few options and the main thing was whether or not it had caffeine in it. Now ...
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What should you do between short running series?

I am following a training program for a 10 k race with a goal of 40 minutes. It consists on 4 training days during 5 weeks. Weeks are more or less like this: One day for short series (5 x 200 m at 3'...
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Running once or twice a week for 1 hour duration each, risk of injury excluding shorter runs?

I don't have too much time to dedicate to shorter runs but I'd like to keep my jogging consistent. Am I at risk of anything if I just keep a weekly/biweekly running schedule for longer duration ...
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Running 21k with a slightly bad knee (ligament damage) - knee sleeve/brace recommendation

Background 25 year old male with a small tear to my MCL on my right knee (at 21 years old). I've done a couple of half marathons since then. I wear a knee sleeve which compresses it and it does help ...
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wearable that provides raw sensor data export [closed]

I would like to export raw accelerometer (and possibly other sensor) data from a wearable device (i.e. not just processed data such as number of steps and velocity, but x/y/z acceleration data and ...
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Weekly distance buildup for 100k ultra

I'm going to run a 100k next July. I'm trying to plan my weekly mileage, and I'm wondering what periodisation I should do. I'm currently thinking of going for a monthly basis. Increase in week 1 &...
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How long will it take to regain my fitness?

I've had to stop running due to an injury that wasn't related to running. When I stopped I was able to do a 3 mile run on a track in 19 minutes and 5 seconds. This was in late July. I'm getting back ...
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First run after a year…what next?

I decided yesterday to get back into running and ran as I felt comfortable for as long as possible until I couldn't anymore. The thing that caused me to stop was my fitness being so poor as opposed to ...
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I run daily 5kms but I cant seem to improve stamina when playing soccer

I have run about 200 km in the last 3 months. However, when I play football at night I seem to become tired fast and I start walking and feel kind of lazy to run fast. Meanwhile, many slim players are ...
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Running up stairs

Would running up some typical stairs in a home be good cardio ? If so how many times should I run up stairs to start burning fat. My house is a two floor house.
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Pacing for run training plan

So I am working on a half marathon training plan with a doable goal pace, but it will be a healty PR for me. The plan that I am using has a chart for various paces at distances. It's the Nike 1/2 ...
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How can I listen to music while running?

I want to listen to music while running, but I have a hard time finding a good way to do so. My phone is quite big, and my watch is a standard running watch, not a smart watch. I live in a place with ...
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Calorie expenditure while running [duplicate]

So, i wanna know how many calories i burn without using any wrist device. I read on many forums, they say you burn about 100 calories per mile if you are about 160 pounds. Some says different thing ...
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How to go back mentally to running?

3 Months ago I quit running. I was doing 12km/h for 40 minutes, for a total of 8km, I started running as soft training for my main sport, K1. After summer I started training again and I can't mentally ...
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Running, high HR, VO2max decreases overtime

Man, 31 years old. I started running five months ago. Because I often finish of my work late and having children, I often run only once on weekend except for last summer vacation while I run about 3 ...
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Choosing the right shoes for a 5k begginer runner

Background: I am a 22 years old guy and I recently started running again after 4-5 years of break( studying, work etc). For now I run for about 5k (in 2 weeks or so). In the past I was in a good ...
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hip adductor pain after running

I started running roughly about 10 days ago, after many years of not running at all. Before this I have started doing small exercises on a regular basis (pushup, pullup, squats, rowing on erg) about ...
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Swimming after running. Effects on body temperature regulation

Triathlons have the swim leg first. But what about someone who wants to relax and cool down in the water after a run? It is known that running (or any exercise really) raises body temperature a bit. ...
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Running plan review - for half marathon training

I am a novice runner and below is my running plan to achieve Half-marathon distance: Mon - Rest Tue - 3km Wed - 5km Thur - 5km Friday - Cross training Sat. - Long Run(16km) Sun....
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What is the flat ground distance equivalent of 500 metres running uphill with an incline of 10%?

To explain the question: I ran 500 meters uphill. This costs energy, which can be measured in Joules etc. My question is: how far should I run on flat ground to expend the same amount of energy?
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Beginner in running ( did 4 months weight training)

(Just to give you an idea about my background, I have been doing weight training from the age of 14 but i did it for 20 days then went on lay off for 2 month so on and same goes for running...without ...
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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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