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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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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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Barefoot running in cold weather

I've recently moved to a new city where I've been told the temperature usually settles around -20 deg C in the mid-winter. I either run in Merrell Pace gloves or VFFs, and I've found that when the ...
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At what speed should I run?

I'm wondering how one should control the speed of running. Currently my running speed for a 'long' run goes like this: 1st-3rd minute: Starting an 9km/h going down to about 8km/h. I actually try to ...
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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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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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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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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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Is Surya Namaskar Considered Dynamic Stretching

They say do Dynamic Stretching before run. Will train for Couch to 5K. Is Surya Namaskar considered Dynamic Stretching? Or are there other Dynamic Stretches to do in addition to Surya Namaskar?
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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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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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My steady-state running speed doesn't seem to increase

First off all the best wishes to everyone! May you all achieve new sportive heights this year :) I have a small question. I did a cardio-test last year to determine my heartrate-zones. Together with ...
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Clear cut explaination of threshold training

I had my heart-rate zones measured lately and I know where my Aerobic & Anaerobic thresholds are. The doctor made an in deep explanation what it means. Though I feel I lost him midway the ...
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Bad to run in the smoke?

I live in Northern California and there are a bunch of wild fires up here right now. The skies are a bit hazy and I can smell smoke in the air. Should I avoid running in this weather?
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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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I can run better after swimming, how come?

I found out that when I go swimming in the evening (from 5:30 - 6:30), that my running (from 8:30 - 9:30) seems to go a lot better. (Eg. I'm less tired, I have less need for stretching - I stretch to ...
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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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How to train for a competitive 10 km in two weeks?

Good evening! I've been running in an athletic club for two years. I've just noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June). I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
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Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?

I was wondering if, assuming one gains lots of muscle while not stretching regularly, the process of stretching is more difficult or at least more painful after. This isn't about the benefits of ...
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Simulate Couch to 5K at Home

I wish to start Couch to 5k soon. Due to logistics, family, etc, I am confined to exercise in my apartment (at least till it warms up again) How to do couch to 5k standing in one place. I know how ...
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Running with a backpack

I carpool to work in the mornings but I run home after work. I have tried running with a regular backpack but that didn't work. It bounced up and down too much and wore out my shoulders. I am now ...
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Minimising ankle rub in running shoes

I have a frequent problem that deters me from running. I have a bad habit of picking shoes that rub my heels on longer runs. In the store they feel great, but after a 5km run they just destroy the ...
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Aerobic capacity standards/classifications

Most strength sports have classifications and standards to assist athletes in the assessment of their current performance level. For example, these are the standards for men, ordered by weight class, ...
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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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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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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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Treating a Runner's Knee - Apply Heat or Cold?

I've been suffering from Runner's Knee for the last couple of weeks and I've read in some places to put heat on your knee, and other places to put cold (like the above referenced webmd article). ...
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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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HOW should I do running intervals for martial arts?

TL;DR: Exactly HOW should I do running intervals to supplement Muay Thai? I'm a relative beginner at Muay Thai (and, compared to many people here, a casual one who only trains 2X/week) and am ...
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Does walking, running and jogging improve the health?

I am a working person and I don't do much exercise except I go for walking, running and jogging every week. Will it improve my health or not and how?
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Why is one sleepy/tired after playing basketball but not after running?

One may sleep very well last night. But after playing basketball(40 minutes, mild), he may become very sleepy. That is probably because his brain needs more oxygen. But why is he much better after ...
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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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Can I use my running shoes' seventh eyelets to fix heel slipping?

I recently bought a new pair of running shoes. With this pair, I've noticed that my heel slips up and down ever so slightly as I run in them. I've found a few different pages online that mention ways ...
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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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Running with an anal abscess

I apologize if this is a bit esoteric. Due to vagaries of my excretory system, I'm prone to the occasional anal abscess, basically a swelling around the anus that's itchy and painful to the touch. ...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Is it possible to improve or maintain your speed at any distance by doing the following: Hard workouts 1-3 times every two weeks where 75% or more are races and the rest are race pace workouts. Easy ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do my legs hurt so bad while running?

I am a 20 year old male. I never had this problem before. I stopped running for almost a year, but am now again starting to jog to remain fit. I have been running now for almost two weeks, but I get ...
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Lost swimming cardio, replacement with jogging

I am not a fitness fanatic but like to maintain general health and condition by doing 30+ minutes of cardio and 30+ minutes of strength training each day. I used to swim every day for 30-35 minutes ...
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How can I improve my ability to do speedwork?

I've been running for a few years now, but I still struggle with speedwork. I use an online training plan generator that takes previous race time and distance, target race distance, weekly distance, ...
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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 can I lose muscle mass in my quads and ham strings (thighs?)

I would really appreciate the help on how to lose muscle mass in the thigh area? Ever since I recovered from weight loss (40kg back up to 46kg, age 20, female, 1.66m), I started taking lysine and ...
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What are the optimum foods and supplements for beginning runners?

I plan to start a running routine using the program listed here to improve my overall fitness. What foods and – if applicable – supplements would be recommended for beginning runners? I.e. a "...
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Does running on trails require substantially more energy than running on roads?

I've been running on trails for almost five years now. On my high school cross country team, we had a historic rule of thumb: Running at X-minutes per mile pace on trails requires the same amount of ...
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When running with toe-first technique, should heels touch the ground?

I'm a beginner runner for years. Usually I've had to stop running after a while because of knee problem or common colds. Because of the first, I've got interested in toe-first technique (referred also ...
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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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