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How often the longest run need to be repeated in order to keep the form?

I've read a lot about preparations for long runs, and all articles were accenting weekly mileage as the most important factor to keep form. You could almost get an impression, that all you need is ...
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Should I stop my clock at traffic lights?

What is the best practice for street runners when it comes to stopping or not stopping the clock at traffic lights? When I go running on the street I ask myself if I should keep the clock running when ...
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Running without calorie deficit

Is running beneficial if I cannot achieve a calorie deficit, meaning my calorie intake minus burn remains the same? I have a difficult time being hungry. My current workout regimen is running 3 mi 3x ...
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What are the best strength routines for runners?

I am moving to a house and finally have the space to build a home gym. I run 10-15km daily and would like to use the gym for strength training, specifically for my hip flexors, quads and hamstrings ...
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How to reduce weight around my abdominal area when I have liver cirrhosis? [closed]

I have advanced liver disease and weight loss is suggested to me Need to reduce 20 kgs , most of my body fat is around abdominal region What diets I need to follow along with exercises . I am also ...
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Running etiquette when catching up/passing a slower runner

I often find myself catching slower runners/walkers up when out exercising and occasionally give people a shock if they don't hear me approaching. What is a polite way to alert someone that you are ...
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Why did I run faster after I was tired and took a break?

I went out for a 5K run. I jogged for 5 minutes as a warm-up. Then started running. After about 2.5 kilometers, I got really tired and had to stop. So I then walked for about 1 kilometer. Then I ...
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Humidity rashes and bumps between legs and upper tighs [closed]

I live in Florida and it is very humid throughout the year. I wear loose clothes like shorts etc but even with that I get humidity rashes/bumps on my inner upper thighs. I am failing to understand ...
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Does Active Flexibility Reduce Speed and Quickness?

I am training for basketball/football to get Faster with Speed. Currently exercising in "Dynamic Flexibility" and believe this can help extend leg range, and obtain faster strides to a ...
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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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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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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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