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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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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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How to make a slow walking burn more calories?

I walk with my kid. If I walk at her speed, I cannot exercise enough. If she runs with me, she cannot last long. If I run and she walks, she is out of my sight and may be dangerous. I am looking for a ...
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Running - How to keep up with a 3 year old?

I am a 30 something male in moderate shape. Part of my running routine consists of letting my 3 year old loose on his bike and I run after him. He can currently reach top speeds of 17 km/h to 18 km/h ...
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What should I be looking for in a (beginner's) running shoe?

Shops being closed presents a bit of a problem... I'm new to running, currently doing C25K and loving it so far. But I can already tell my shoes are not good for me. I'd like to buy a good value all-...
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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 interested in the comments regarding how to train for a 10 K race at a pace of 4 min/km: (...) far more effective - and ...
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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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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 (push-up, pull-up, squats, rowing on erg) ...
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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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