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Doctor insights on: How To Improve Your 3 Mile Running Time

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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 running 12 miles per hour fast? How can I train to improve my speed?

Is running 12 miles per hour fast? How can I train to improve my speed?

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

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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?

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?

Heart pain: Stop the running. Report this pain immediately to your doctor and check check up. This may or may not be related to your heart and only your doctor can help you figure it out. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Urine creatinine: No - if this was a 24 hour level - expect 14-26 mg per kg for a male fo that would be on the low side. if it was a "spot" urine - its going to be off due to the dehydration from running. I would repeat it if needed when you haven't run and are hydrated. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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