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Doctor insights on: First Endurance Pre Race Run

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What age is it ok for a girl to run her first 5k fundraiser race?

What age is it ok for a girl to run her first 5k fundraiser race?

No set answer: I have seen many 8 year olds do well at races, if you stay with your child and run/walk along at their pace, a younger child can safely participate. ...Read more

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I was 16 weeks into my training fir my first marathon when I broke my wrist, race is in 4 weeks, can I still run it, or will running effect healing?

I was 16 weeks into my training fir my first marathon when I broke my wrist, race is in 4 weeks, can I still run it, or will running effect healing?

Run it: Properly casted this should not be a problem. If your arm movement feels off due to the weight of the cast, try equalizing the weight on the other hand by carrying something or wrapping on something of similar weight. Your pace might change slightly, but no big problem. Simply do not fall on it. Should be no risk for healing , but be sure to check with the Orthopaedic MD. Good Luck. Start slow !! ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on running a marathon with a cold? This will be my first one and have trained really hard for the past 21 weeks. Race is this sunday i'm on day 7 of the cold stuffy nose and cough

What are your thoughts on running a marathon with a cold?   This will be my first one and have trained really hard for the past 21 weeks.   Race is this sunday i'm on day 7 of the cold stuffy nose and cough

Consult Dr.: You don't want to jeopardize your health for a long period by challenging your immune system, etc. by running the marathon. You may be more susceptible to injury and other problems by running it. It is frustrating so I would talk to your Dr. asap ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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