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50k Trail Run Training Program
Baby steps : Increase by a few minutes every few days. ...Read more
I'm about to start training for my first marathon. I've done 3 half-marathons so far. How should I approach nutrition alongside my running training?
High protein diet: Muscle stress will be severe. Will need to enhance your protein intake. Need good intake of salt and minerals (leafy green vegetable, dried fruits, fruit/vegetable juices) with carbohydrate loading starting 2-3 d prior to a race. Carbohydrate loading for training and during runs can be very helpful. As a woman be careful of just water loading. Recommend use of gatorade-type fluids, high salt diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell if you are over training before you have big problems like being burnt out (from running)?
Over-fatigued.: If you're finding yourself very tired during the day but not sleeping well at night, and if you're chronically achy, you may be over-trained. Nobody should be training every day of the week. You need one or two days during the week to rest so your body can heal and repair and recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am recovering from a diverticulitis attack and also training for a half-marathon. How soon after pain has subsided can I safely run again?
Use your judgement: There is truly no set time. Use your judgement; if you are having abdominal pain while you run you are probably being too agressive. Start slowly, stay well hydrated, make sure you are staying regular. If you run into trouble see your doctor early, don't postpone. There is always another race. ...Read more
What's the best way to run and not injure oneself? I got a big pain in my back and neck the last time I was training for my endurance event.
Good shoes: Running is a physiologic effort that should not produce injuries. Use appropriate and comfortable shoes. Do not overtrain; stop when you are tired; watch where you are going; you should see the ground which should be a correct surface to run. Stretch before running. Also watch for pernicious parasitic predators around you haha. ...Read more
Is it bad for me to run 3 times a week with one training a week of high intensity : around 20 min over 180 BPM with 202 BPM max. Is it dangerous?
Hard training: This is not dangerous as long as you have a normal cardiovascular system and normal pulmonary function. ...Read more
I am going to start working out at a gym, so what shoes should I buy running shoes or training shoes?
Varies with activity: It depends on what you are doing in the gym. If you are weight-lifting and doing low-impact cardio (elliptical, biking), then cross-trainers are probably the best choice; but if running shoes feel more light-weight and comfortable, then go for these. If power walking/jogging at the gym, then definitely buy running shoes. You should be fit for either by purchasing at a quality athletic shoestore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I run and do resistance training 5-6 days a week. Is it important to wear a jockstrap or is it not necessary?
Would the use of creatine and weight training affect my cardio? I don't want to decrease my running endurance.
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