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How To Improve Your 3 Mile 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
I have a small nasal polyp and slight breathing issue due to that.I sneeze two three times a day and that time light running. Nose?
31 y/o. 6'6". 230. Pretty active. Is 9 minute mile running time a decent time for health observation. HR 170-180bpm. 50 BPM drop after 2 mins stopping?
Can running cause back pain? I recently started a regimen 3/4 miles 3 times a week and pain/stiffness started around the same time
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
I am running three or more miles everyday for the past six years. I just started receving heart pain like someone on top of me.What should I do?
Should I be concerned with an Urine Creatinine level of 518.5 mg/dL, but I was dehydrated at the time of the test (just finished running 3 miles)?
Could I have stress fractures in my shins, or worse? I have never ran before, but recently have been running 5-7 miles a week. My shins, calves, ankles, and knees are hurting all the time. My shins throb for hours after a small run, and i can barely walk.
This : This sounds like shin splints. Usually caused by over stress of the medial tibia (shin bone). Stretching the calves will help, having a someone from a running store watch you run may help, sometimes people who over pronate while they run can be at risk for shin splints. A good motion controlling show may help. If you recently increased your mileage it could also be a stress fracture. An x-ray may show this but an MRI may be better. If it is not getting better after some rest then i would go see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm running outdoors for about 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. I also plan on eating healthier. I was wondering if this will work. if so?
That sounds good.: Sounds like you're embarking on a good healthful life strategy. This will work. ...Read more
How can I switch to fartlek run if I do constant pace running 3/4 times a week & cover 2.5miles in 22mins?At what time interval should I switch pace?
Yes: Starting running after being away from it for 3 months is always going to be a little tough. Adding the shortness of breath that comes with smoking will make it harder. The solution is stop smoking and take it slow with your speed and distances as you get back to running. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Temp-related issues: When its cold out, muscles tend to be tighter and stretching is especially important. It takes longer to warm up, but its important to do to avoid injury. Cold air can precipitate asthma and reactive airway disease, so keep your neck warm. When its over 65 degrees our bodies have a harder time not overheating. When its warm stay hydrated, drink plenty of cold fluids, and wear loose clothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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