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How To Improve Your 5k Run 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
What is obstructive pulmonary impairment and how can it be treated? When I run I have a hard time improving my time week to week because of it.
Like COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease - majority of cases are due to smoking but there are few other non-smoking related causes. The first step is usually to quit smoking but if non-smoker, and your time is not improving with proper training, you need to see your doctor. Comprehensive health history and proper testing including Pulmonary function test will lead to the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Hello Doc, generally Y i cud not run for long time? I'm healthy,107 kg n 198cm.I do fitness but my cardio is weak.How can I improve this ability.
High BMI: Your weight/height are not those of the average runner! Gradually increasing your distance over time will improve your endurance. Don't forget to incorporate strength/flexibility work and eat a healthy diet. Your BMI calculates to 27.3 which is higher than is truly healthy. A target weight for someone of your height is about 98 kilograms. Ask your doctor about weight loss strategies. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Be consistent: You can really decide that answer, just make sure you stick to a regimen and stay consistent. You may start out with 3x/week, than if you like the exercise and are not too tired and stiff etc, than slowly increase your exercise routine to daily. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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