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5k Run Average Speed For Age
I run the treadmill with a 8% incline, while maintaining average speed of 4.5 for 30 minutes for the last 2yrs. Would that be reason for low pulse?
Running: Are you competitive runner? You could see a trainner, or go to a a high performance trainning center. I'st about trainning, special diets, and how much money and time you want to spend on this. There is no limit. Is about your personal goal. This applies, even if not a competitive athlete. ...Read more
Go to a track: The way I did it was: go t a track( stretch, warm-up etc.) then run a fast quarter, then jog a quarter( as slow as u want but don't walk) then run a quarter ( pretty much as fast as u can go), then jog and REPEAT! Try to run fast 8 quarters( or 3-4 to begin with) and build up from there. This is an intense work-out if u do it right and will definitely increase your speed. Best of Luck! ...Read more
What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?
Not for recovery: It is a myth that a recovery workout will help your recover faster. But, some people say still do it because you are pushing yourself when your body is already tired. There is evidence of benefits of exercise in the so called "fatigued state", but for the casual athlete these benefits may be minimal. ...Read more
Not for sprinting: It would certainly increase your endurance. But i would not recommend sprinting on a treadmill. It's too easy to misstep and fall hard. In cold weather, sprinting in a gymnasium would be preferable. A coach or fitness trainer may be able to show you some mechanical aspects of sprinting that could help you with speed. ...Read more
Holy Cow!: That is fast. Consider working with a trainer who has a lot of expertise if you want to be faster than that. ...Read more
Look to your diet: Too many empty calories ( food with insufficient vitamin content) is a common cause of undue fatigue. ...Read more
My vision always slowly blackout when i am running at my top speed. what could be the possible reasons for this to happen?
TooPoopedToPeer: Could it possibly be just as you said?That at your top speed, which implies top effort, you've reached your body's capacity to sustain its energy level?That means less blood and oxygen can keep up with the effort and,voila!You start to poop-out.For you,the signal is a vision change.Others faint. I guess you slow down before that. Could be,though unlikely,you have a heart murmur,so get that checked ...Read more
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