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How Many Miles Is Considered Running Long Distance
Check your shoes: Make sure they are not wearing out. Most athletic shoes have a rated life of about 450-500 miles. If you have more miles on them, consider replacing them. Make sure you hydrate and are not increasing your speed or distance faster than you can handle. Consider OTC arch supports, and if these do not help, see a podiatrist for help. ...Read more
No. Consider your--: Self lucky. Every one wants to get to the stage where you are. As long as you are not having any symptoms and are eating healthy, i wouldn't worry at all. If still concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more
I have pain in my left hip since running long distance. I have a half marathon on 28th of this month what should I do?
NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?
Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?
Good for you!: Listen to anything and everything you like. Just keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's going on around you. You don't want to zone out to the point where you are oblivious to traffic risks, etc. But anything that increases your enjoyment of exercise will help you stay with it. Rock on! ...Read more
Maybe : The effect of running depends on the distance and the age of child. A prepubertal child who runs longs distances and does not maintain adequate nutrition may not have the needed building blocks for growth. A separate issue is the effect on bones as far as density and injury is concerned. Excessive running and loss of necessary body fat will interfere with menstrual cycles in girls. ...Read more
Rectal mucus and light rectal spotting after long distance runs (10+ miles). Any cause for concern? Only occurs after running.
See a doctor: Rectal bleeding is not normal and needs evaluation. The situation you describe may be a sign of ischemic colitis, a condition in which there is reduced blood flow to the colon . The stress of a long distance run may shunt blood away from the bowel. A gastroenterologist can help sort this out. ...Read more
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