Jason
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  • Tampa Bay, Florida
Why does my heart rate become much more elevated only AFTER a hard effort?
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The heart rate monitor is losing track of your heart rate. I suggest to look at the operating instructions to try and help it function correctly, and check the battery since it may be running low or ...

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Should you massage then stretch or stretch then massage your muscles?
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Stretch first then massage or roll out your muscles. Stretching will loosen up your muscles some to allow the massage to get in deeper and help blood circulation or break up stuff that needs to be ...

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Beginners need less training—but when do they stop being beginners?
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I love this question because it is so universally important to everyone getting into a sport requiring some form of physical fitness. Dave's answer is the specific information that you need and his ...

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Is clenching one's legs and torso bad form for squeezing out one more push-up when going to failure?
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Its not bad. You are probably shifting your weight by doing this. I got the standard pushup PhD from the Army. There are several different ways to do a pushup and if you do a set each way you'll get ...

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VO2 max per split vs per run
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No, those formulas are for the VO2 amount you used/expended and is not your max. The largest one of the set should be a good minimum number for what your max might be. The max VO2 can be considered a ...

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How do I correlate pace and walk run ratios?
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Jeff Galloway's book can answer the question on how to correlate the run/walk ratio to a given pace using specific formulas, and from a given pace to the run/walk ratio. The gains to walking ...

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Why am I unable to run as fast as I should be able to, based on my VO2max
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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 run long distances safely in the sun?
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Looks like I've been breaking the 2 hour rule for most of those high spf sunscreens, but haven't been sun burnt because of it so far probably because its not the only thing I do. In addition to ...

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How do you use a heart rate monitor for track workouts and speed work?
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This is what I've learned from reading a few books and researching online, but still have to experience using this theory for myself. I think using HR properly should allow you to improve your running ...

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Can I train to improve my Lactate Threshold?
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Training at or just below the lactate threshold is the main way to improve it. Well, at least the most direct. The lactate threhold pace is approximately a race pace that can be held for one hour. ...

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How can weight lifting and running be done concurrently?
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Treat squats like a sprint workout. Take 1-2 easy days afterwards on your legs. This means any runs should be only 30 minutes at an easy pace. Even if your not too sore the next day take that day easy ...

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Should/How-do I reduce the time at threshold HRM
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I think your maximum heart rate is programmed in too low, or the HRM is incorrect. It is possible to run as much as 95% during a half marathon, and I've actually managed just under 92% in one race. ...

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What is Limiting Factor in Running Fast?
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If you use a calculator like McMillan.com then you'll see what you should be able to do - equivalent efforts - for different distances like going from 400m in 60 seconds to 1600m in 4:40. I think ...

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Train to Run Marathons
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Join a local running club. There is always someone there that is training for a marathon.

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What strategies should a fit middle-aged novice runner use to get started?
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Join a local running club. Usually there are similar people with similar fitness levels and they are a great resource for learning what is best to do, avoid, and what is normal. Include walking ...

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Wheelchair users (including levers-powered) and losing weight
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Basically its not as simple as "more exercise means less fat" though in my opinion it might help. The answer is for them to start seeing a nutritionist who can help get to a balanced diet. My only ...

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Should I train at what I want my best to be?
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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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Is gradual progressive training better than greasing the groove for longer distances?
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Easy running will give you cardio and hard running will give you speed. If you are just starting out perhaps running 5x 5 minutes are better at this point. After building up your cardio do both. Run ...

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Constantly bonking on short runs
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I think its pretty likely that your trying to run fast every time you go out for a run. Most people run fast in the middle of the week Tuesday or Wednesday and usually on a track for more serious ...

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Running - Speed vs Distance
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Speed walk the goal distance you plan to attempt 1-3 weeks in advance as part of your training program. Generally I think speed walking would help you improve both on your running pace and meet your ...

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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?
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I'll give this a try since no one has yet. Intervals are more commonly known and used whereas the progression run is not. An interval run has fixed amount of running medium to hard at a fixed effort ...

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Is a training plan necessary/preferred when I don't have the goal of running a specific race?
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I like Avery Bartlett's plan, but if you want simple then try this. Run easy for 30 min every other day and for one hour on the weekend. No pace or distance. Skipping is fine but try not to skip the ...

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long run pace not stable
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Thats normal for me and I think in general its true. Heart rate is really a measure of effort though limited and dependent on many internal and external factors. Note that HR shouldnt necessarily be ...

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What is the difference between running intervals and repeats?
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It seems to me that intervals limit the time for your recovery before the next hard effort, and in repeats you fully recover between each hard effort. Ive seen intervals more often in training ...

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How to finish Half Maraton in under 2 hour? I have 4 months to prepare
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Sounds like you like to use a challenge to pursue to find motivation to run. For running a half marathon many people like follow a marathon training plan. This isn't necessary but many people do it ...

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What can I do to prevent my (outer) shins from tightening while running?
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One ex sprinter I talked to mentioned similar pain from running long distance. The doctor told them its common for sprinters to have problems adjusting to the different running form needed for long ...

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How to help recovery after long-distance cycling race?
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Marathon recovery for me is generally very very easy jogs, riding a bike, walks, stretching 2-3 times a day, drinking water, and massages. Specifically stretching, massages, and light 30 min workouts ...

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How far can you get in an ultra before you go from jogging to running?
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Id say up to 50k the first half is a jog, second half is a run and last quarter is hard running. This matches my favorite race strategy that tends to work so this is most likely biased. Its ...

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Where is the longest steep run to use for training in the eastern United States?
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From researching, Mount Sterling run from Big Creek campground, NC is a pretty good trail rising about 4200 feet over 5.9 miles. Also Mount Washington in NH is paved and rises 4700 feet over 7.5 ...

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Does running in Vibrams (or some other minimalist shoes) make you run faster?
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No, not from my experience, minimalist shoes don't force you into good form or improve fitness. In fact, since there is less protection on your feet you are more likely to injure your feet. If your ...

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