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Doctor insights on: Endurance Improve Running

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Can I tell me how I can improve running endurance?

Can I tell me how I can improve running endurance?

Slowly and over time: The best way to improve running endurance, as defined by your ability to keep going for a half hour, hour, two hours, three hours, and beyond, is to gradually build up at an easy pace from whereever you are at. Run at a pace where you can talk, supplement with gels on longer runs, and aim for 3-4 runs a week. Hal higdon has great programs on his website (free) for runners at all levels. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is better for endurance? I can either go running or cycling so which one would improve my endurance quicker?

Which is better for endurance? I can either go running or cycling so which one would improve my endurance quicker?

Many opinions: I would think both would be effective for endurance (actually, swimming would probably be #1.) to increase your endurance you have to alter the intensity, frequency and duration of the activity. ...Read more

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Hello im lili. Why do I feel like I run out of air when im exercising (crossfit/running) and I just can't improve my endurance?

Hello im lili. Why do I feel like I run out of air when im exercising (crossfit/running) and I just can't improve my endurance?

Breath gone?: This sounds like exercise induced asthma. You very well may need to be evaluated and placed on an inhaler with medication to prevent this experience when you exercise. This is very common and very easily treated. ...Read more

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Can you improve your running endurance while smoking?

Possibly: Though this is possible, I am honor-bound to mention that these two activities are at cross-purposes and it's important to consider quitting smoking. Having said that, it does happen that running endurance (as in going for miles and miles) is not an activity that is particularly limited by the respiratory system in most people, so theoretically it is possible to increase endurance while smoking. ...Read more

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Hello! How can I improve my running speed and endurance? I seem to get tired very quickly.

Look to your diet: Too many empty calories (food with insufficient vitamin content) is a common cause of undue fatigue. ...Read more

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Why is my running endurance getting worse over time?

Why is my running endurance getting worse over time?

More Info: If you are fifty and asking this question, you should get the book "Running Past Fifty" by Richard Benyo. Not sure if it is still out there, as it was published in 1998 by Human Kinetics. Is it your speed or time or distance. Only very few keep their speed past 50. Distance and time endurance take longer to achieve and maintain. Rest is critical, recovery takes much longer. (63, Level I USAT coach) ...Read more

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What foods will help me increase my endurance for running?

What foods will help me increase my endurance for running?

No tricks: Eat only "god-made food and leave the man-made stuff alone. That is the fuel. Endurance comes through careful training. ...Read more

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Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

No: It is one of many activities to do this. Any cardiovascular activity performed at a specifically determined heart rate for a specific duration can help develop this. Rowing, cycling, spinning, swimming and running will all work. Weight training can be added for bone and support component (ligaments, tendons, etc.) strengthening. (USAT Level I coach). Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have recently started parkrun and want to know the best way to start running training. My goal is endurance would like to target doing half marathons and full marathons.

I have recently started parkrun and want to know the best way to start running training. My goal is endurance would like to target doing half marathons and full marathons.

Gradual & consistent: How often do you do the park runs? It is best to to start gradually and increasing your mileage consistently. Start with e.g. 2.5km 3x weekly, with a 5km over the weekends, then 5km 3x weekly then 10km over the weekends. You can try running at the Races over the weekends for added motivation. JHB races are almost always over weekends. Check with you local Sport Shop for dates. ...Read more

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Would the use of creatine and weight training affect my cardio? I don't want to decrease my running endurance.

Would the use of creatine and weight training affect my cardio? I don't want to decrease my running endurance.

Creatine &Wt Tng OK: Creatine is a great mitochondrial (energy producer) enhancer.

Weight training will increase your overall muscular strength and flexibility.

Both will enhance your running endurance. ...Read more

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Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more

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How can I get my endurance up for running? I can run a 1/2 mile straight now but I want to be able to run 3 miles easy by next month. Can I do this?

Yes: A healthy 17 yo should be able to run 3 miles. Run at least every other day. Increase the distance by 1/ 2 mile every 2 or 3 runs. When you increase to a mile don't expect to run at the same pace you run 1/2 mile- slow and steady is the way to go. As you get used to longer distances then you can gradually pick up the pace. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the dangers of returning to heavy endurance running too soon after concussion? Can excessive exertion cause brain damage?

What are the dangers of returning to heavy endurance running too soon after concussion? Can excessive exertion cause brain damage?

Yes: Dangerous until completely gone since you can rattle the brain when it is inflamed or shaken already and easily cause more damage, needs time too recover probably a week or so but ready when no headaches and can run a block without pain ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potassium is low, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and fatigue. ...Read more

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How can I improve running stamina through an injury?

How can I improve running stamina through an injury?

Cross training: There are many ways to take an active approach to rehabbing a running injury while maintaining stamina. Depending on nature of injury, biking, elliptical, or rowing machine are good options. If you have access to a pool, water running or swimming are great ways to maintain stamina and have been proven effective even with elite athletes. ...Read more

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What are some sprinting games to help me improve my running time?

What are some sprinting games to help me improve my running time?

Interval training, -: -see an AT-C @ a reputable health club that is a runner to get on the proper program that fits your needs & abilities. ...Read more

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Is their another way to improve cardio besides running and cycling?

Is their another way to improve cardio besides running and cycling?

Swimming: Swimming probably the best, but is a more limiting activity. There are many other types of cardio- some aggressive, some more passive. I would talk to a personal trainer. ...Read more

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How can I improve my cardio to last longer, ? Other than running.? My point is to get to a stamina level like big atheles.

Sleep more: Sleeping a full 8-9 hrs daily with good diet and hydration are the secrets to professional athletes. Having worked with the official doctors of the chicago bears, bulls and white sox, those are simple tips that are overlooked and easy to copy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I improve my running speed?

How can I improve my running speed?

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

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