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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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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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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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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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Running wearing a jumper vs. running without

Does running with a jumper (i.e. causing yourself to sweat more during a workout) increase the effect of a workout? If the answer is no, then what does running in a jumper do? I've read it doesn't ...
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Toes Hurt and Go Numb While Running

I've been running for 11 weeks doing the Couch to 10K program, with 8-9 weeks of that being in Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS. As I've steadily increased the amount of running in my workout, I've ...
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Cold and fever after doing extensive cardio sport?

Every Sunday I do soccer in the morning for two hours where I run non stop and sweat extensively. After the sport I take a shower and take the bus home, but by the time I get home my dry and clean ...
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Can I finish a marathon without finishing training?

I'm new to running (casually started last year, running on & off). I've since run a few 5ks & 10ks. My weekly mileage is ~20 miles/week with longest run of 15 miles. If it makes any ...
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Is there a way to prevent swollen feet from barefoot running?

I'm doing barefoot running on streets (tarmac) for approximately one month now. In this time I had several blisters, scratches and pain in the ankle. Now everything works pretty fine, except my feet ...
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Being a beginner why do I have long after pains in my calves and below after Jogging? [closed]

I am 27 years old and have recently joined MMA. They always start with the warm up jogging. We do the warmup jog in inside the MMA joint with those soft mats without any footwear. Since I am the ...
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Is this heart rate too high for a beginner runner?

I am a 38 year-old male beginner runner with a history of sport in my earlier years (but hated running by itself), I started the C25K program in mid-december to try to get some fitness back in after ...
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When training for a 10K, is there an ideal distance for speed interval repeats?

I've got a 10K coming up on the 4th of July and have been throwing in some speed interval training over the past several weeks. So far I've been doing 1mi warm up at 1min slower than my desired race ...
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Should I run while sore?

I would say I ran about a mile-ish in under 15 minutes, which is very slow. I'm overweight and out of shape, so I was not surprised to feel sore after it. Although, many other people are not sore, it'...
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Treadmill: Importance of belt width?

Treadmills come in different belt widths. From a workout perspective, what is the importance of belt width?
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How do I perform a micoach assessment workout?

I have Adidas micoach Pacer and plan to do start a marathon program. But first I want to do an assessment workout, to make sure I have my Pacer uses the right zone settings. However, I've never done ...
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What can be the cause of pain in almost my whole lower body/lower legs while running? [closed]

I ran for months without having any pain. Some days I had some muscle strain, but that is normal. Because of my personal circumstances, I stopped running for a while. The last weeks before the stop I ...
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Can I train for a marathon with just two runs per week?

I am targeting a marathon in 6 months. I have limited time to train and have recently found it easier to drop the number of runs I do a week from 3 or 4 down to 2 - one long and one short/fast. The ...
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Is running barefoot on pavement beneficial or detrimental to flat feet?

I have been told by the doctor that barefoot walking is good as long as it is on a rugged surface (grass, gravel, sand, ...) but I should not walk barefoot on a pavement or home. Simultaneously, ...
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Knees and middle age

Middle age isn't too far away for me. I love to run, and do squats. When the weather's nice my week will be something like: squats, day off, run, 2 days off, squats... Spring's come and I've ...
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VO2 max per split vs per run

If I calculate the VO2max on each split of a run using the formula from here. Would the VO2max estimate for the entire run be the mean of all the splits?
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Are there any benefits to running in the heat?

I live in Texas and with the summer coming up, my lunch time runs are becoming less enjoyable. I have goal races that will occur in September (Olympic Triathlon) and November (Marathon) where the ...
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Should I run a marathon without training for it if I'm training for half-marathon?

In a few weeks I'm going to run my first half-marathon. I ran a lot of 10K races, but never a marathon. Should I run a marathon a couple of months later my half-marathon, without a specific training?...
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Why are running records not set when running barefoot?

When running records are set in areas with controlled conditions (e.g. nothing on the ground that could cause problems if barefoot), the runners still wear shoes. It seems a curious idea that you run ...
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Breathing during running

I recently started a C25K program. I'm in the UK and using the NHS C25K podcasts and last night I did the first day of week 2 - the voice over told me that during the running segments I should be ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This ...
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2 weeks until marathon, missed the past month of training, what should I focus on?

I've spent the past 4 months training for my first marathon. Last month I came down with the gnarliest of sinus infections and missed a full 4 weeks of training. Now I have 2 weeks until my marathon. ...
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My calf’s are always in pain [closed]

This started happening only recently. In high school about a couple years ago I used to play a lot of sports. Almost every day I’d be either playing soccer, basket ball, or football. I never had any ...
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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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How much weight should I lose before I start running?

I am presently a cyclist, doing about ~50 miles (~80 km) per week. I am considering getting into duathlons, but I am concerned with injuring myself. I presently weigh 214 pounds (~97 kg), and I don't ...
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Is it correct that walking is better than jogging to reduce thighs and inner thighs fats?

I've been doing sport, particularly, walking, for around 1 year. Each day, 7 days per week. I didn't use a specific diet, but I cut eating any sort of sugars during the week, except for weekends, ...
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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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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 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 Paleo A good marathon training diet?

I've been doing strength and conditioning training for the last 4 months whilst adopting the Paleo diet from the outset, this has yielded positive results and I'm very happy with how things have gone. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to keep rhythm when running for long-distances?

I will participate to a 4-Person Half Marathon Relay and I did a few training runs for the 5km that will be my part in the marathon. Usually I tend to accelerate and get tired earlier but I was with a ...
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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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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 burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/calories-burned-calculator Is this correct? Even if I ran ...
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Can wearing tights while running cause pain in my knees?

A couple of weeks ago I got myself a pair of tights to keep me warm while running during winter. And since I've been running in them, my right knee is hurting, to the point where even simple walking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I start breathing deep immediately starting a sprint

After my warm up, I have a relatively low breathing rate. When I begin to sprint should I start breathing quickly and deeply immediately or wait until I'm just out of oxygen? If I start deep ...

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