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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 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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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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Benefits on running completely soaked?

Are there any benefits on running soaked in water? I've been to a half-marathon length race recently. Temperature was high, above 25 ºC. There were runners who, in the provisioning sites (I'm not sure ...
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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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What are the downsides of minimalist running shoes?

Over the past few years, barefoot (or close to it) running has become extremely popular. New Balance, Nike, Saucony, and I'm sure more have come out with minimal shoes, not to mention the Vibram Five ...
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How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

I have spent the last few years running in stability shoes with orthotics (Brooks Adrenaline line) to prevent ankle pain caused by overpronation. My joints and muscles are fine after long runs (...
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Foot splay whilst running

Hi all, I’ve noticed that I have foot splay just on the right hand side whilst running. Is this a problem or just a natural quirk? Anyone else experience this? Thanks all.
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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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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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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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Doing exclusively fartlek-style workouts

I have this one cycling routine that I love. It's just loops on a 6-mile path which has fairly hilly, including two fair-sized hills. I usually do 3-4 loops (takes 60-90 minutes). This essentially ...
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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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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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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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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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Leg pain after running & jumping [closed]

I haven't used to run much, but recently I started working out and it includes running also. I noticed that after I run about 400-500 m, my legs (both) start to hurt in the area of soleus muscle, on ...
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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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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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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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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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How does exhaustion impact calorie expenditure?

While answering this question, I researched some formulas for energy expenditure when running. None of the formulas I found took into account the factor of exhaustion when calculating calories burned. ...
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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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RunDisney: Inappropriate Corral Management [closed]

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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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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Tingling in fingertips and lips on a hard run

I'm a casual runner who tends to come in mid-pack on a 5K race. If I really push myself on a 4-mile run, as I get toward the end my heart rate approaches 190 BPM and my fingertips and lips feel ...
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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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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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How to get started with minimal shoes?

I got a pair of Vibram Bikila and Saucony Mirage to give minimal shoes a shot and so I wouldn't have to rely on second hand experiences when discussing them. I've heard some conflicting opinions ...
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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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Is cycling significantly better for knees compared to running?

I've been running 3+ times/week for cardiovascular fitness and other benefits but recently been feeling a bit of strain on my right knee. Its not painful but I guess it's prudent to hear the message ...
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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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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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How to avoid developing callus wearing vibrams with no socks?

I have been jogging in Vibrams for over 8 months. I used to only do 2-3 miles in them, but have recently started doing 5 miles about 4 times a week. The forefoot of my right foot started developing ...
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is there an app which has running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio feedback?

checked the help centre and it said questions about gadgets are on topic, so I thought this was close enough. Is there an android app which has a running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio ...
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Is a 2.93 30 yard dash good for a 16year old [duplicate]

The 2.93 was from a moving start, but I'm not a sprinter
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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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Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?

I am just getting into doing cardio and there is one question where I see a lot of conflicting information on the internet. What is better for losing fat and general health (more endurance, etc.)? ...
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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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Isn't it true that all types of spikes will fit on all types of running spike shoes?

Initially, I'd thought that all types of spikes will fit on all types of spike shoes, but after reading this article If you are buying track shoes with spikes, check the size of the spikes. ...
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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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Why are my knees hurting after a treadmill run?

I am trying to get back in shape and started running. After a few runs (treadmill at the gym) both my knees are really hurting. Is this due to a lack of stretching? Is this overcompensating for ...

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