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Why did I run faster after I was tired and took a break?

It sounds like the phenomenon of a second wind. There is no clear proven reason for the second wind to my knowledge. A couple possibilities: It may be that your body's pain relieving endorphins start ...
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Running etiquette when catching up/passing a slower runner

I find three things to be helpful: When you're within about 20 feet (5 meters) hold that pace for 20-30 seconds. This will give them a better chance to hear you behind them, and you can wait for a ...
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Running without calorie deficit

Yes, running is benefitial for you even if you are not in a caloric deficit. Yes it is true that to lose fat one needs to be in a caloric deficit and if your calories remain the same you won't lose ...
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Running without calorie deficit

It is normal to have an increased appetite in response to increasing our physical workload. However, most people will never consume more energy than their combined Exercise Energy Consumption and ...
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Does Active Flexibility Reduce Speed and Quickness?

If I am interpreting your question correctly, it boils down to something like "If someone has a muscle that can be stretched further, would it have less explosive potential?" TLDR: ...
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Why is running faster more tiring, per kilometer?

If we assume that energy used by an individual athlete during a run (without elevation changes or wind) is dependent only the distance of the run, then the difference between a fast 5k run and a slow ...
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Temporary drop in heart rate 2 minutes into a run, every run

I would suggest to setup hypotheses and test them systematically. 1 Do you shift from walking to running very abrupt? Perhaps you should consider it as a spike just before the drop rather than just a ...
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Is it possible to ever recover from Chronic IT (iliotibial) Band Problems?

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) management and prognosis is something you should discuss with your health care provider. They can help you with your specific situation. There is surprisingly little ...
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Why does the treadmill stop/stutter while I'm running?

I purchased a treadmill at the end of last year, and one of the items in the setup was to make sure the belt is appropriately tightened. Especially if this is a new treadmill, or it has not been ...
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Can running cause anxiety and sadness?

Anything can lead to anxiety, really. One the one hand, running should release hormones that help with stress. On the other hand, you are putting your body through physical stress, and from what I ...
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