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Why am I unable to run as fast as I should be able to, based on my VO2max

VO2max is the amount of oxygen which your cells are able to convert into CO2. It doesn't say anything about the anaerobic threshold, for that you need to do a Conconi test (there are many variants of ...
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Why am I unable to run as fast as I should be able to, based on my VO2max

VO2 max is the amount of oxygen available for energy burn and is associated with runs that are shorter than 5-8 minutes total. Anything longer than this your body must deal with lactate acid buildup ...
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How to do exercises properly?

In your previous question you say you're not sure if changing your diet is required...this couldn't be farther from the truth. If you want to maximize results, diet is by far the most important factor ...
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Will weight lifting affect speed and flexibility?

Will I gain weight by doing weightlifting? Yes and no. Doing weight lifting will set the stimulus your body needs to grow (gain muscle mass), but lifting alone will be of no use. Imagine that your ...
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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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How does running speed correlate to burnt calories?

It would look like this: It's basically a straight line. Don't take the variations from the straight line too seriously. There are so many other factors involved (wind, distance, running form, etc.) ...
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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 to do exercises properly?

You develop muscles during recovery. Amount of recovery done depends on how much of your muscle has been broken down by the exercise. Amount of muscle with micro-tears is directly a result of time-...
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How does running speed correlate to burnt calories?

Short answer: the line on such a diagram would just be a straight horizontal line. Running faster does not significantly increase calories burned. Long answer: A "calorie" in the context of food and ...
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Does running faster burn more calories?

Running speed is one of factor to burn calories. According to your scenario, I think running speed it worthy. However if you want to burn more calories from running. you should have to change a ...
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Supplementary exercises to sprints

Based on personal experience, the big lifts do help a lot. Squats and deadlifts followed by a plyometric superset (e.g. vertical jump, or broad jumps) - the key here being not training to failure, ...
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Supplementary exercises to sprints

You could try plyometric weighted squats. Basically, jump squats, but with a weight on your back (or front if you prefer). I've found these to be excellent when trying to improve speed as you build a ...
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How to improve teen's agility

As a parent of two athletic kids, this is my take. At 13 there isn't much difference in types of exercises you'd do versus an adult. The big modifiers are volume and form. Kids actually recover ...
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What is the relationship between exercise effort, watts, speed, and calories burned?

I'm not fitness expert but I can answer the question from point of view of physics. Watt is unit of power which says how much energy is being put to some system per unit of time. (Watt is equal to one ...
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Do slow-twitch muscles override the fast-twitch muscles when you're working on both speed and endurance?

I do not know the exact answer but what I understand is that our muscle fibres has a threshold for it to be activated. They are recruited according to the demands on the activity. You can take a look ...
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Fastest form of "consistency" when running

In order to answer your question, it is worth considering our understanding of the relationship between running economy and performance. Running performance is generally, but not always, associated ...
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Fastest form of "consistency" when running

Distance running is all about pacing. You will run way slower if you gas yourself out too early and have to continuously slow down for the remaining of the run because you become increasingly tired. ...
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Will weight lifting affect speed and flexibility?

It depends how you lift, for any kind of performance sport, stay away from bodybuilding type of training. It serves no purpose beyond esthetics and will hinder you in your sport. I would focus on ...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

What you are essentially describing is a typical high school cross country season. Our typical in season weeks consisted of the following: Sunday - Off or easy short run Monday - Shorter run, fartlek/...
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Is it possible to maintain or improve as a runner doing mostly races?

Something that left a huge impression on me. Years ago when I was finishing up grad school -- I worked as a personal trainer. I would rent a gym hourly from a (friend of a friend). The guy had an ...
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How can I improve my ability to do speedwork?

I think I see where the problem is. For reference, I like to use this calculator: http://www.runfastcoach.com/calc2/index.php . Now, if you input your PR into the calculator (which, if those injuries ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

When I've done these the coach has said to run the intervals at a steady target pace. Assuming you're on a track with 1 lap recovery you would be running 12000m with 8000m at pace, I would expect the ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

It depends on the distance that you are training for. With something like a marathon, I would place little importance on all out sprint training. The only likely time it might matter is in a sprint ...
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Should sprinting be a part of 10x800m or similar speed work?

It is my understanding that speedwork is sustaining maximal effort over a fixed distance which is usually short (ish). Personally: I do 'speedwork' for 500/1000m intervals. While it's not sprinting ...
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How do you use a heart rate monitor for track workouts and speed work?

It means that, for example: If resting heart rate is 50bpm and VO2 Max HR is 200 bpm (easy numbers), then your 'working heart rate' for the majority of your speed work should be 90% of your VO2 ...
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What is a good training pace vs a recent race pace?

Endurance racing such as 5k and longer is all about putting in the base and the time. 19.30 is a respectable time, so you've got something good to build on. So lets break this down. I'm assuming that ...
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How come I don't look fit?

As @xCodeZone mentioned, looking "ripped" is essentially synonymous with having a low body fat percentage. Despite your "worked out for five years", you may yet be able to benefit from the novice ...
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