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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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Man ( with Cancer ) Vs Mountain

Evening everyone, I've entered this years Man Vs Mountain and yes I do have Cancer....I'm looking for a training plan to get me ready for this challenge. I'm running every 2 days ...
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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, ...
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Strategy to Complete 1.6 km in 14 minutes

I am 24 years old having 5'5" (165 cm) height and weight 52 kg. I want to complete 1.6 km in 14 minutes till 5th July. How can I complete this target within the stipulated time? What should be the ...
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Strategy for Max Heart Rate Hit when Running

I am a 51 year old non-competitive guy trying to run triathlons to stay healthy. The formulas say my max heart rate should be around 170, and despite the myths, I think that number is good for me. ...
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How to run 1 hr/day 6 days/week without getting acne from carbs?

In 2009 I trained for and ran in the NYC marathon. My training had me running about an hour a day, 5-6 days a week. While training I noticed that the long runs would make me crave carbs, and I would ...
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Advice on running plan

Would running a 70s 400m then resting for 5 minutes and running again a 70s 400m,repeating this cycle until total exhaustion comprise an HIIT workout? If not, Would this kind of workout have any ...
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Need help finding a pre-run meal [closed]

So I've been working out a lot within the last couple months. Most of my cardio has been elliptical, stationary bike, rowing machine and basketball. I've felt a ton of progress in my conditioning and ...
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External factors influencing running performance [closed]

I plan to create a training plan for myself for different running events by aligning with external factors, specific to every event, which contribute to running performance. Is there any reference for ...
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How should men above 40 train cardio?

I am a 44 year old male that have been a bit inactive the last years and am looking to get more fit. I have always been fond of running as a way to get some cardio, fresh air and reduce stress, but I ...
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I need some help running further distances

I've been running for a while now, i think about a year, except these last months I've been running consistently every other day. Now, my goal last year when i started was to run a 5km. I didn't make ...
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Can I run a 5k before a track meet?

So I signed myself up for a 5k road race, but it turns out i have a track meet the following day. Would i be able to go hard in the 5k and go hard in the track meet too? If not, is there anything i ...
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Does running faster burn more calories? [duplicate]

Imagine this, you have two running courses with the exact same distance, let's say, 2 km. You have the exact same environmental conditions, so the same air temp, sun, etc. You also have the same ...
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Breaking in running shoes?

I've been running for a couple of years but only recently decided to start trail running. Usually when I buy a new pair of road running shoes I'll wear them to work for a week or two before I start ...
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How can control my heart rate during running?

I got this new program, that tells me to keep my heart rate in a specific zone. For example, i should have kept my maximum heart rate at 135 bpm, for about forty five minutes. But i couldn't even ...
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Impact of bike commute on running performance

I'm a runner and I currently run about 35-40 miles per week. Recently I was giving the possibility to commute to work twice a week using the bike. I would be given $0.30 for every ridden mile from to ...
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How to select running shoes for rainy weather

I am a newbie runner and need your advice for good running shoes to buy. I have some running shoes but they are slippery. Any good advice will be highly appreciated.
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I have about 18.5% body fat. Am I too fat? [closed]

I'm a man, 25 years old. My electronic scale tells me 69 kg and 18.5% body fat, and my fitness seems to be bad when compared to my friends at similar age: I run very slow. Most of my friends run 5 km ...
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Heartrate bump 10mins into exercise

Looking at the heart rate when running, there is usually a dramatic increase after about 10minutes. Dont think it is an effect of my equipment. Does it have a name?
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RunDisney: Inappropriate Corral Management

Anyone that has run an organized running event has dealt with the weaving in and out of slower starters that insist on pushing to the front. It's illogical for most events as they are chip-timed when ...
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How long after a long run can one (body weight) exercise?

Is it a good idea to engage in relatively heavy session of upper body + core calisthenics (read, push-ups/pull-ups/chin-ups) about 12 hours after a long run (10k+) - assuming one is feeling fine and ...
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How to reduce body fat?

I've decided to reduce fat, I want to increase my stamina as I feel tiered after walking a half mile and my final target is to get 6-pack abs and good biceps , triceps and chest. Introduction: I'm ...