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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effect of poor blood circulation on running ability

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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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for an interval training app that allows customize laps

I'm looking for an android app that allows me to customize the intervals I want to train. For example, training 3 minutes in maximum or near maximum intensity followed by 3 minutes of recovery time....
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How to know when to stop practice under symptomatic allergic rhinitis

I skipped one half marathon because of my too high levels of IgE in blood. The reason was that I was not sure if I can do it under such condition. I was also not sure about when to stop if something ...
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difficulty with deep breathing, should I persevere?

I'm currently training fitness generally and a big part of that for me is running, I noticed that the hardest part was breathing fast enough and at some point I'd usually lose a breathing rhythm and ...
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Aerobic exercise: Any updates or comments to the Cooper method?

I read a book published in the 80s (by Kenneth Cooper, MD), Aerobics, in which Dr. Cooper suggests a way of getting fit without risking one's cardiovascular health. He devised a point system of ...
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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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How long does it take to heal shin splint?

I was doing regular jog for about 6-7 KM for two weeks. One day decided to do interval training and started running fast. After about 400m my left lower leg started to hurt. I continued slow run for ...
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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 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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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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Running in the same speed or shifting gear?

I am a beginner in running who run about 2 miles per day. How can I improve it? And also I want to know, is that better to run in the same speed or to shift gear during the running?
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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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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 ...