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The 10-percent rule in running: how to start?

As you've discovered, the 10% rule isn't really applicable to someone who is completely new to running. It requires that you already have an established weekly running volume that you can tolerate, so ...
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Is it some kind of illness not to long for training and be even nervous and afraid of the prospect of training?

First of all, well done losing so much weight, that takes a lot of hard work and dedication! It is completely normal to be nervous and have anxiety about training. It is one of the main reasons the ...
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Workout plan for fitness-studio

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'...
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Trailrunning - What special considerations have to be made compared to regular running

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 ...
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Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?

When you are starting a running program, the goal is to run the number of minutes that your body can tolerate and no more. If you over do it, you will join the ranks of the couch potatoes. Here is ...
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Improve my running

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, ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

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 ...
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Improve my running

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 ...
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Can I finish a marathon without finishing training?

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 ...
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Stop sweating - viable physical goal?

This might not be the answer to the question you've actually asked, but there's too much to put in a comment, so I'm going to risk the downvotes. Your question suggests that you believe the sweating ...
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Is it some kind of illness not to long for training and be even nervous and afraid of the prospect of training?

It will sound very trivial but bear with me. I think your fear might be something very simple. I personally often have the fear of even starting exercising. This happens because I want to perform ...
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Is it some kind of illness not to long for training and be even nervous and afraid of the prospect of training?

Not wanting to go because of lack of motivation or because you have more interesting things to do is one thing, but if your whole day is affected and your concentration is lost because you're ...
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If you only have two sessions a week to exercise, what type of exercise is ideal for general health?

There is no peer reviewed data on this, because the question is far too niche and the required period of observation far too long for that to be practical. No-one is running a study where they take a ...
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How fast should my base runs be?

In short, no, you should not be pushing yourself hard (at all) on your non-workout days. You should ideally strive for an 80/20 balance, in that 80% of your miles are easy, and 20% are hard (i.e. ...
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Should I run two days in a row?

As long as you have good shoes that are not getting past their life, the biggest bang for your buck for a beginner is overall volume. More is better when it comes to running, but you need to do it in ...
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What muscle or tendon pronates the foot when running?

The posterior tibialis controls pronation but the actual “foot roll” comes at the end of a very long kinetic chain. Each running step is initiated (or should be) in the glute and travels through the ...
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How long will it take to regain my fitness?

Based on my own experience, you should be back in about a month. First week will be rough but you will start seeing improvement by the end of week 2. Take your time, you will get everything back and ...
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What should you do between short running series?

To answer your question, you must define what is the objective of the workout you are performing. Depending on the objective, you can define yourself what you should be doing between series. Active ...
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How to practice for Beep/Bleep Test (Multi Stage FitnessTestP

Measure it out in paces At home, take a tape measure and stand with your back to a wall, heels touching the wall. Take one normal step forward, then measure from the back of your heel to the wall in ...
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Is it some kind of illness not to long for training and be even nervous and afraid of the prospect of training?

I keep trying to write this answer and get in everything I want to say without it turning into a thesis length essay, so here goes with the short version. I used to get really bad pre-training anxiety,...
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Guidelines for using spinning (stationary bike) as cross-training for long-distance running

Were you aiming just for 10k or half marathons I would recommend using bike to perform HIIT, focusing on improving cardiovascular ability. Because you want to do marathons and ultras I would ...
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Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?

The fact which I see in some workout plans is lack of focus on the muscles recovery, your one doesn't seem to be like that, but I believe running long distance without any break will results in ...
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Should I train at what I want my best to be?

To answer your question in the title. No, dont train at what you want to be able to run at. Do a mile, 12 minute, or 2 mile test run at your best then use this to base what your training should be. ...
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How can I improve my ability to do speedwork?

Long distance runners (anything above 800m) usually struggle with speed work because they don't take it correctly. During speed work you must run fast. If you drop below your target in terms of speed ...
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How slow is slow walking pace part of the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk method?

In specific to the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk method. The point of the method is to ease the stress that running has during training and races. It splits the race up in to running segments and walking ...
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Is it Feasible to go from a First Marathon to Half Marathon in 4 weeks?

The short answer is yes, it's definitely plausible to do this. You have plenty of time to build up your mileage, to get to where the marathon doesn't wreck you for weeks or months afterwards. The ...
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Keeping constant pace while being in same HR zone

What you are experiencing is a phenomenon that is related to cardiac drift - whereby if you were to run at a constant pace, you would see your heart rate increase over the run. This is due to the ...
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Running question

First, some general rules: 2 factors in a program are intensity and volume (time or miles spent running). Increase only 1 at a time. If youre going to increase from 3 days of running to 4-6, make ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors are pretty new to the world of running. People have been running without them for decades, even hundreds of years (although the first person to run a marathon died, but that's only ...
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Disadvantages of running without Heart Rate Monitor

If you really want to get better, you need a lot more consistency than what you have outlined in your post. Endurance running improvements (For the most part) are simply a matter of putting in the ...
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