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I am a long distance runner. Sometimes, during my runs, my heart suddenly starts to race. It beats really fast and I get dizzy, tired and nauseas.

I am a long distance runner. Sometimes, during my runs, my heart suddenly starts to race. It beats really fast and I get dizzy, tired and nauseas.

Need cardiac eval: It sounds like you may be developing an arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat when your heart is stressed to a certain point. You need to see a cardiologist for appropriate evaluation. Do not delay with this. Sometimes these abnormal heartbeats can be fatal. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I am a long distance runner. I had an early stress fracture a month ago and have switched to biking. The pain is gone now. Is it safe to start running?

I am a long distance runner. I had an early stress fracture a month ago and have switched to biking. The pain is gone now. Is it safe to start running?

Depends: Usually, for most types of soft tissue wounds, heing is 90% complete by 6-8 weeks. For bony injuries, it's longer, on the order of 8-12 weeks. It depends on the location and severity if the stress fracture. Best to ask the doctor that made the diagnosis, or an orthopedic surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am a distance runner training for a marathon. When bending yesterday, I began suffering acute lumbar facet syndrome. How long til I can run again?

I am a distance runner training for a marathon. When bending yesterday, I began suffering acute lumbar facet syndrome. How long til I can run again?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Hard to say when you can start running, usually when pain has subsided. ...Read more

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Distance runner. Went for long run this afternoon (6pm), still coughing 4 hours later. Took albuterol before the run and 3 puffs in the 4 hours after.

Distance runner. Went for long run this afternoon (6pm), still coughing 4 hours later. Took albuterol before the run and 3 puffs in the 4 hours after.

Cough/asthma: I would talk to your doctor. Maybe you are coming down with a cold. If you normally run this amount and are having an issue, something is off. ...Read more

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Pain on inner, top of foot. Distance runner. Can still run but pain is always there and increases after long runs. Severe when standing certain way?

Pain on inner, top of foot. Distance runner. Can still run but pain is always there and increases after long runs. Severe when standing certain way?

Overuse issues: If you have not already seen a Podiatrist, I would....You just may need more support. Have you tried different shoes? If you let it go too far, it may interfere more significantly by causing you to favor your foot...then hurt something else that could be a bigger deal... ...Read more

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How long should I rest? I am a distance runner (half marathons) and I have been having pain in my hip flexor. In the mornings it is hard to walk until i down some ibuprofen. I ran a half marathon last weekend and I am still in quite a bit of pain in th

How long should I rest? I am a distance runner (half marathons) and I have been having pain in my hip flexor.   In the mornings it is hard to walk until i down some ibuprofen.  I ran a half marathon last weekend and I am still in quite a bit of pain in th

It : It will be tough to completely rest the hip flexor and keep up your fitness. You can try some less demanding activities during the "rest" period. Try riding a stationary bike with no to low resistance. If your feeling deep groin pain, you may want to have your hip labrum checked out. Could be a labral tear. ...Read more

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Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Plan ahead: Recovery can be quicker if your diet, hydration, and supplements are met beforehand. If your body is fully stocked with nutrients, it's easier to replenish and recover. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?

I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?

No: That is on the low side fora 24 year old who is 5'5"you should visit the dr and get that checked out and you will run much easier! you migh need a long acting medication not just albuterol ...Read more

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I'm a distance runner. Knee hurts. Should I stop?

I'm a distance runner. Knee hurts. Should I stop?

Yes & get evaluated: Healthy distance training should not cause persistent knee pain. Stopping running is a temporary fix-symptoms likely to recur if you do not address the underlying issue. See a sports med doc: treatment should be active recovery that involves safe cross-training & physical therapy/rehab to address underlying strength/endurance/flexibility/core deficits, gradual return to running when pain free. ...Read more

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