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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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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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How to train for running without a warmup

This may seem like an odd question, but outside of exercise, when I have to run, I usually don't have an opportunity to warm up. It's jogging down to the store during my lunch break, or running to ...
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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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Injury risks running on sand vs solid surfaces?

I normally do a fair amount of barefoot running on grass, dirt, and pavement, but on a recent trip, I ended a couple of runs with several miles on sand. It felt easier on my calves and lower legs ...
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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 ...
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iliotibial band pain when trying to increase cadence and run faster

late 30s 1.8metre 85kg after spending about 1.5 months running at around 7.5 min / km 153 spm avg heart rate 155 to 160 bpm vertical oscillation 11cm 10km per run 30km+ per week, i've been working ...
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Can't get my heart rate above 90bpm

I'm 21 years old, resting heart rate about 55bpm, I'm 6'3 and 190lbs. I never used to pay too much attention to my heart rate, but I recently got a heart rate monitor, and even during intense exercise,...
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StrongLifts 5x5 and running on alternate days

I want to start working on building muscles and keep athletic body. These days I run for 2.8 mi (~ 25 mins) 5 days/week. I am planning to start Stronglifts 5x5 program and as 5x5 is only 3 times a ...
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Do curved treadmills help with proper running form?

Do curved treadmills help with proper running form*? In looking for a treadmill, I came across curved treadmills like the Woodway Curve and TrueForm Runner. They claim to help with form, but do they ...
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What's the highest heart rate that I can exercise and still be very fresh for work?

Walking and cycling to work can be healthy and can save money. Exercise is even known to improve productivity. Since tiredness affects job performance especially if it's a physical job, it's very ...
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Organized run attire etiquette

I am going to my first organized run. I picked up the packet today. It came with a t-shirt, and a number. Should I show up wearing the shirt, with the number pinned to the front? Or is the t-shirt ...
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Goals in order: run faster, lose bodyfat

Some background Male, born 1991, 184 cm, desk job In November 2016 I was about 103kg. Went to a dietitian and began a diet based on healthy balance of foods, breakfast, snacks between meals, food ...
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Recommendations for best running watches for syncing to smartphones? [closed]

My Garmin Forerunner 225 sucks at syncing to my phone and that is an important feature to me. Are there newer Garmin models or other brands that have bulletproof connectivity for smartphones? Thanks!...
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How to avoid stomach cramps after running?

I'm an active and fit person, but whenever I go for a run, afterwards I typically get bad stomach cramps. Anything over 20 minutes or more than 3 miles long is my threshold where I'll get a stomach ...
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Will I effectively lose weight only by running? Is it better than doing full body workout?

Just what the title says. What will be the tradeoff of losing weight only by running on a treadmill instead of doing separate muscle group workout?
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Running with bunions: technique, shoes, etc

Are there any other runners out there who have bunions on their feet? If so, has running led to any long-term or short-term health problems? Is it worthwhile to get a special pair of shoes to ...
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Warmup exercises before running

I am a college student and regularly run ~2k (5 rounds of standard athletic track) everyday (Although, regularity gets broken around the time of examinations or submissions for as long as a month). So,...
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What EXACTLY do I do to get my resting heart rate down to below 40? [closed]

I tried sprinting for a month and it didn't budge. Now I'm doing long-distance running, but I absolutely hate it. I just want to get my heart rate down to an athletic level as quickly as possible so I ...
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Should I run before or after the workout

I've been going to some different gyms in the past few years and at every new place I would ask for a new training plan. One radical difference I observed was that some suggested me to run on the ...
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How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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Started running after 5 years of doing nothing [closed]

I've been working as a software developer since 5 years ago, and since then I've spent at least 9 hours daily sit down with the computer. I'm not overweight, but I've some abdominal fat that I want to ...
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Is it bad to run on a (relatively) full stomach?

I usually drink about a liter of water after waking up every morning and go running (2x/week 5k and 1x/week 10k+) shortly (15-20 mins) after. I never feel any discomfort due to the full stomach. But ...
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How many miles can I run without losing muscle mass?

I'm a cross country runner at heart so I love running 80 miles a week (or more) AND I'm trying to bulk up a bit since I'm very lean (obviously). I've read that you can't really have both unless you ...
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1 hour of weights, followed by 1 hour of swimming, followed by 1 hour of jogging: analysis? [closed]

ive put on 40kg over the past 18 months due to eating large portions and a total lack of exercise. I used to be incredibly fit, and would regularly (weekly) follow the exercise regime outlined in ...
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Should i be supplementing my protein intake as a runner?

I have been running for 3 months now and am not sure if i am eating enough protein. I am practically a vegetarian purely because i find meat makes me feel heavy and it is pretty calorie dense. I ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
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Sun in my eyes while running; sunglasses not cutting it

I try not to look directly at the sun, but there have been lots of situations where the sun is in the direction where I need to look. For example while I'm running, the sun is setting ahead of me, and ...
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How should I train to build my endurance for climbing hills?

I love my city but there are some steep hills - because of my weight and my lung capacity, I'm reluctant to spend much time climbing them (but I also love doing it!). How can I build lung capacity ...
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Is there an accurate way to assess the fast/slow-twitch muscle fiber ratio in your legs?

I've been running on and off for the past 12 years, having originally started in high school with XC. Given that fact, I've typically always been interested in running longer distances, however, ...
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Which exercises best treat an existing runners knee injury

What easy and effective exercises exist to treat an existing runners knee injury? Runners knee often occurs when quadriceps are too weak to support the knees. Thigh-strengthening exercises are needed....
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How can I learn running barefoot on asphalt without having blisters?

I have been running for years for fun. Since last year I am interested in marathons. I attended 2 marathons and currently getting prepared for Munich marathon. I run 4 times a week. And I would like ...
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Site where I can easily see running routes in a city [closed]

I will be travelling soon through a couple of cities and I would like to know running routes that others have submitted, i.e. good 5k, 10k routes. What website can I use for this? I tried strava, but ...
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Unable to accustome to running in higher temperatures as a runner

I've just completed my first marathon last sunday. It was pretty much a global disaster. I started cramping up at the 18km (11mile) mark before completely comming to a halt at km 31 (19.5 miles). I ...
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What is the minimum long run training distance to finish a half-marathon?

As per the title, what is the minimum long run training distance to merely be capable of finishing a half-marathon? I've been trying to research this myself and answers seem to be all over the place ...
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Doing HIIT everyday and 3 day workout routine per week in the gym is good for my health? [closed]

I do 20 minutes of minutes and then 20 minutes of stretching every morning. I go gym for 3 day per gym. As i am a skinny fat guy. I want to remove my belly fat while growing muscle. So this is what i ...
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

I am interested in starting a HIIT regimen to maximize my fat loss but the issue I am having is that it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down. I am trying to start by doing 30 ...
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Why include sprint workouts in a training program focused on long distance?

I never did a set of sprints for a running routine/workout until this week. The workout didn't kick my butt as much as the recovery which is still going on, so I'm really looking for reasons to keep ...
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How accurate is Garmin's VO2 max estimate?

I have a Garmin fenix 2 that gives me an estimate of my VO2max. I use the watch with a Scosche rhythm+ strapped to my arm. I am interested in knowing how accurate Garmin's estimate is? Along with ...
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Ideal target weight to start running (C25k)

I'm a 24 year old male, roughly 6'0" and 235 pounds. I've been more active in the past, but grad school and a recent shoulder surgery, plus a completely sedentary desk job, have caused me to gain a ...
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What should my heart rate be while running / working out?

When I run for 8-10 minutes my heart rate goes to 195-200 bpm, I have used several calculators online to determine my maximum heart rate but they all seem to say to my maximum heart rate should be ...
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Sodium - reduce salt from a salty food? [closed]

How to reduce sodium from canned foods? Canned foods such as tuna contain protein but do contain a lot of sodium too. Is there smart way to remove sodium from the food? Maybe by boiling or using ...
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Bodyweight exercises for improving long distance running

I'm looking for bodyweight exercise for improving long distance running, because winter is coming to the Northern Hemisphere. I can still running outside, but sometimes weather is really bad. Do you ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

I can easily run in place at a fair pace for literally hours after calves have been conditioned, burning well over 1,000 calories. I have thought this would roll over into distance running at the same ...
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Calf muscle recovery time when adapting to forefoot/barefoot running?

I've been adjusting to forefoot/barefoot running for a couple months now. I keep extending my distance or increasing my speed or improving my form. Consequently, my calves have been staying sore for ...
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Will reducing Calluses improve or worsen blistering (running)

I have calluses on the inside-side of the balls of my feet. I have tried a few pairs of trainers and still get persistent blisters under the calluses. I would like to minimise blistering whilst ...
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Keeping constant pace while being in same HR zone

I'm currently training to run in a specific HR zone (135 +/- 2 at the moment), in order to build up aerobic endurance. I'm observing that the pace with a given HR is constantly increasing during the ...
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Thighs rubbing during running

Nowadays during running, I have noticed that my thighs have started to rub with each other which wasn't the case before. What can be the possible reason and how to avoid it?
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Sore glutes from running

General question: why would the upper glute area (piriformis, gluteus minimus, gluteus medius) get disproportionately tight and sore from running? For me, the tightness and soreness in this specific ...
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How can I train for a 5K while strength training with StrongLifts 5x5 and minimizing detrimental effects on either?

I followed the Couch-to-5K training program several months ago in preparation for a 5K race but have not run at all since then. I'd like to get back into it by doing Couch-to-5K again. I'm doing ...

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