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For general fitness and endurance, 25 minutes, six days a week would be better. The best advice I've ever seen for running is: Run. Run lots. Mostly slow, sometimes fast. One of the best programs I've seen for running comes from a triathlon and cross country coach that I've talked with a few times, and it's 3:2:1. Say your longest run is 30 minutes. You ...


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A marathon is altogether different league when compared to a 10 km run. There are many things to consider... Hydration. You should have a proper hydration plan in your long distance races. For 10 km races, you wouldn't probably have had hydration during the race course. In a marathon, I would advice you to start hydrating from the 5 km mark. From there ...


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If you're trying to lose weight my suggestion is to focus on your diet. Focus on eating less calories than you are expending and you will lose weight. Exercise is great for your health but will do little (relative to dieting) for your weight. Since you're just starting to exercise I suggest not trying to do too much too soon as it may result in injury and ...


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With the exception of a track event, most everything else will have hills. I've heard hill repeats referred to as "speed work in disguise". What they have in common is rather than the steady-state output you can build up on the flats, you need the ability to generate a lot more output, and then recover quickly back to your steady-state maintainable race ...


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Programs There are programs already made for you. Examples: http://stronglifts.com/5x5/ http://startingstrength.com/ Your current program As for the program you're doing right now, it's no good, I'm afraid. There's nothing wrong with the exercises, but the fact that you do the same amount of reps, same amount of sets, same amount of weight every time. ...


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Trail running challenges Running on trails and hills is harder in a few ways: Mental challenge. You have to pay attention to each step to avoid rocks, roots, uneven ground, etc. This mental effort can be exhausting on longer events. You may also need to find your way on a new or poorly marked trail, which can be stressful. Strategic challenge. On a flat ...


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Treadmill Video - Can be done on your own. Although imperfect, if you have access to a treadmill, you can set up your video camera and film your running form from the side, the back and the front if the treadmill doesn't block the view. I also think it helps to do both side views because there can be left -right differences. If you can hook your camera up ...


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From your posted schedule and your history mentioned in another comment I would think that running 1 long run per week at your current distance would be sufficient to keep you in shape to complete up to a half marathon with relatively low risk of injury (based on your stated history). Don't plan on being competitive, though. With only 1 slow long run a week ...


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1. Measure up First of all, if you're serious about your weight loss and subsequent bulking, you may consider buying a body fat caliper. You'll get much more precise values and you'll be able to measure progress more accurately. If you're not willing to spend the money or are not sure whether you can use a caliper, The other solution is having a ...


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Firstly congratulations on your marathon, and I hope you are pleased with your result. What I'm going to suggest is hard for marathon runners to do, but honestly it is the best thing to prevent injury and help you recover quickly. The best thing for you to do, is to stop running for 2-3 weeks. This is what people like Paula Radcliffe do, and we all know ...


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I think breaking 3 hours or better for a marathon or 1.20 for half is very unlikely on training just at the weekends. Of course it depends on your starting point, and if you do lots of other cardio work during the week. Even if you are extremely talented, you still have to train to get the good results. I know many people who run sub 3 hour marathons, and ...


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A general rule of running is to gradually increase your miles by no more than 10% per week. So a 10 mile week can turn into an 11 mile week. There are a lot of marathon training calendars you can find online that will give you the day-by-day schedule. Often these require shorter (and faster) days on Monday and Wednesday, with a longer and slower run (aimed ...


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The page Teemu found links to http://jap.physiology.org/content/93/3/1039. Here is what I get by eyeballing Figure 1, Metabolic energy cost of walking or running as a function of the gradient, figure B: Grade........ Energy used compared to flat -50%..........105% -40%..........100% -30%...........70% -20%...........60% -10%...........60% 0%............100% ...


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Nowadays, most training plans for Marathons, includes both lots of LSR and later a fair bit of speed work. The common idea is to first build up your ability to run long distances on fat and later add speed. As the first part will inevitably slow you pace a bit over time, the later part is needed to get the speed back into the run. E.g. the first 8-12 weeks:...


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I cannot tell whether running 21+ km once a week is too much for you body, but I can say that I have done this weekly for the last 2 years (give and take) without any major problems. Just LSR (long slow runs), not races every week! I do 8-12 HM races a year and usually 2-3 marathons. One old rule-of-thump is that you should run 1.5 x you target distance on ...


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I would use the half marathon. The half marathon plan should give you the most complete training for the other distances, as some of the finer details in a half marathon plan are going to be a different emphasis than a 5k plan. If you do the 5k or 10k plans, they may or may not give you enough distance work for the 15k and the half, and may place a little ...


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With only a month to go before your target event, and not having been running for the last 3 months you are going to have difficulty getting into really good shape. Generally when training for any event it takes a few months of basic training followed by a few months of more specialised training to get the best results. However, that doesn't stop you from ...


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For cardio training, a big question in the past few years seemed to have been: Should people engage in HITT (high intensity training intervals) or Steady State Training? If you're new to HIIT, HIIT is cardio training that alternates between high-intensity and low-intensity exercise. Another answer here touches on that subject and a real life example of ...


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I don't believe that "stop sweating" is a good goal simply because, as it stands, it isn't a SMART goal. You can absolutely train to reduce fat, lower your resting heart rate, and get better and faster at conquering those stairs. However, even the most experienced athletes start sweating at some point. Sweating is your body's natural method of cooling ...


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At the end of the day, calories in < calories out = weight loss. There is some mixed data about the amount of calories, and the textbook "3500 calories = 1 lb" is somewhat suspect according to more modern studies, and the way that different people react, but all the studies agree (Whether atkins, paleo, grapefruit, etc) that caloric deficit is the main ...


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I run 60 min every single day and every time I come back home I feel very well and satisfied of another successful day! Most of the time I run quite slowly and I speed up at maximum 1-3 times during this hour. It depends on how I feel on the determinate day. I lost a lot of weight. Any advice? Just move your body. The more you run the more you lose. ...


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Your routine is fine for general weight loss and fitness, but I don't think (other than being able to complete the distance comfortably) that it is optimal for 5k training. I would recommend adding in a lot more running between now and then, being careful to not overdo the distance. Right now you are running 3 days a week, although you don't detail how much ...


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In my opinion the furthest I would go in training pre marathon is about 22 miles. And I would only do 1 of these. The rest of the long runs I would suggest should be between 18-20 miles. The reason I say this, is that running the full 26 miles takes a lot out of you, and I think would have a negative affect on the actual marathon rather than a positive. ...


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What you’ve described is not an average training routine in my opinion. You’ve got a pretty heavy workload if you consider holding a job as well. You make no mention of the amount of weight, sets, or reps that you perform, so, I’ll assume from your description of not trying to build muscle, that those numbers are sufficiently low. Effectively, you’re ...


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Take a look of a "Constant Effort" table of Calories burned running and walking page at FellRnr.com. That site is a treasure trove of all kind of running related data


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Since you have 8 weeks left you have plenty of time to build your LSD base. Lets assume that your 21k was your week one, the rest of your LSD runs would look something like two weeks of increased distance, followed by an easy week, then another two weeks. You should then taper your last 2-3 weeks before your race. I think at the 30k distance you can make ...


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Like Alex L mentioned in a comment, your program completely lacks progressive overload, which is how we actually get stronger. Progressive overload is the increase of intensity that we place on our body, and we do this in two ways; increasing the resistance by using more weight increaseing the volume by doing more sets and repetitions Unless you go to the ...


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I don't actually have facts to support my answer, but I will respond speaking from personal experience. I am a 28 year old female and I started running when I was around 13 and also played soccer and tennis. I would say for me just doing any kind of cardio improves my run. I run every other day at least for 30 mins. On the other days, I play soccer. When ...


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Yes, I think that if you can run a 1/2 marathon, you should be able to at least complete a marathon. The method that I am going to suggest is called the Galloway Run/Walk program. There is a good PDF article here, that has a chart for pacing and how much to run or walk by pace. Make sure to read/note this paragraph: Runners: Remember that long ones ...


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