Jason
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How to find active training partners through Endomondo?
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Go to www.endomondo.com and hit the Friends option. It'll allow you to search for people you may know and also has teams, challenges, and events. I'm training for Pikes Peak Marathon but cant even ...

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Does holding weights allow you to run faster?
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I asked this question a year ago and it got blocked/edited/removed for being a dangerous?? Anyways I put some more thought into it (but just know Im not mechanically inclined :)) I figured out on my ...

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Bruising on the bottom side of feet from long runs?
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Possibly your feet are not landing directly under your center of mass as you run. Scott Jurek and Greg McMillan both say that failing to do this is inefficient and can cause injuries. When landing ...

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Food a vegan should eat after weight lifting that is intended to build mass muscle?
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Look for the book Eat and Run by Scott Jurek. He lists many recipes for vegetarians and this includes some vegan ones too. He is an ultra marathoner (living) legend and has had this philosophy of ...

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What are the best ways to deal with headphone cords while exercising?
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Dont get wireless head phones. Just get some head phones that have a plastic part that hooks around your ear. Then the cords can be heavy and even flop around or get pulled on while being under your ...

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What should be the volume and intensity of a posture workout program?
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Run for 2-3 hours. If your not running with a straight posture you'll get a sore neck or back. The long time allows you to focus on staying straight like. The movement allows you to program this ...

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Alternative calf exercises
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I think Eric Kaufman's answer is better, but a good exercise I found recently is jogging on my toes while intentionally pushing myself vertically up more than normal. I am tried to increase air time ...

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Is it better to reschedule workout than skip it?
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Exercise during the trip even though its not necessary in this case. Start now to get into the habit of it. Reschedule is better than doubling up. I go for hitting some performance highs if I skip a ...

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Finding the correct Marathon Pace
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For me, effort is the best "pace" with easy quick cadence upto 12-15 miles, medium effort upto ~22 miles, and then hard effort (with ape-like curled lips). In general it is definitely dependent on ...

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Can I train for a marathon with just two runs per week?
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Yes, it is possible train to run a marathon by training only on the weekends, but running fast is a still a question for me. I've done it several times this winter and finished three marathons, but ...

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How to train for marathon if I haven't been running, but walking a lot?
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I have to say you should see a doctor about this or at least a trainer who helps people with running injuries. I've never known anyone with this kind of problem, so I may be over reacting. Since ...

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At what point does the improvement from increasing weekly mileage become marginal?
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Very nice PBs :) I was approaching those times this winter but now Im taking a break to get rid of heel pain so that I can start attempting to figure out the whole speed work thing. I think miles is ...

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