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How To Run A 16 Minute 5k
Certainly!: And i highly recommend it. Running will cause immense improvements in many aspects of your life. A 5k is a great beginner distance race, and even if you are unfit, there are many good running programs on the internet, google "couch to 5k" for example. Depending on other variables, you may have to start with walk/running, but after a few months you should be able to run (even if very slowly) 3 mile. ...Read more
What to do if I have only started running religiously for 3 months, is my pr for 5k normal or too slow?
Don't know: Have no idea what your PR is, so cannot answer. 5K with 3 months of training is good -- good for you. Speed work once a week and interval training once a week will get you faster. Good Luck. ...Read more
I am 121 lbs 5'3 (female 19) . Would i be able to lose 16 lbs quickly, by running at least 4x a week for 1 hr?
Weight Loss: Depending on how much muscle you have now, your weight might be fine. Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week. have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein lunch and a low-fat dinner. walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do circuit training as shown here: http://youtu.Be/awlfaalr_e8. ...Read more
I am 16 years old and about 62-63 inches. I run almost every day. What is a healthy weight for me?
The BMI chart: Age is only used for pediatric/youg adults, often calculated to age 18 or so. After this point, we only use height and wt to determine healthy vs not-healthy-wt ranges for both men and women. It is a rough estimate and provide you a guide to keep "ideal body wt" for better health. Since u r 16, consult your doc. My guess: 115-120lbs = good range. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it healthier to run 4 days a week for 16 minutes at at 8:30 mile pace, or 2 days a week for 30 minutes at a 9:30 pace?
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