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Doctor insights on: Running How To Train For A 21 Minute 5k Race

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What are your thoughts on running a marathon with a cold? This will be my first one and have trained really hard for the past 21 weeks. Race is this sunday i'm on day 7 of the cold stuffy nose and cough

What are your thoughts on running a marathon with a cold?   This will be my first one and have trained really hard for the past 21 weeks.   Race is this sunday i'm on day 7 of the cold stuffy nose and cough

Consult Dr.: You don't want to jeopardize your health for a long period by challenging your immune system, etc. by running the marathon. You may be more susceptible to injury and other problems by running it. It is frustrating so I would talk to your Dr. asap ...Read more

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How to train for trail running?

How to train for trail running?

Yes but caution: You should really build up your strength and endurance with non-trail running first, to establish a baseline of fitness and health. Then, as you increase in strength, start hitting hills and slowly challenge the trails. It's better to work in increments to avoid injury. ...Read more

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What are the repercussions of running a 10k race with a hangover?

What are the repercussions of running a 10k race with a hangover?

Hangover and running: Many problems can occur. Alertness and coordination may be effected so a fall or injury may result. Also a hangover is usually associated with dehydration, and a 10k race can add to this and cause severe problems with dehydration and complications that can be serious and even lethal. ...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 a 7 mile race tomorrow and have a very painful hemorrhoid. Any suggestions?

I am running a 7 mile race tomorrow and have a very painful hemorrhoid.  Any suggestions?

Plan : Sorry hearing this. Let's try analgesic suppository today and tomorrow. And use Tylenol tomorrow for help 2 tab every 4-6 h. And lubricant as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can i get the sleep i need with trains running all the time not to mention construction wakes me up, cant afford to move since im in hud?

How can i get the sleep i need with trains running all the time not to mention construction wakes me up, cant afford to move since im in hud?

Earplugs,white noise: Try good ear plugs. A machine that generates white noise or sounds like the ocean may help too. If construction starts early go to bed early. Re: acetaminophen take NAC (see http://tinyurl.com/jc8wrfm). If you stay on statins take CoQ10 BUT see http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/hjpmhrc http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 and http://tinyurl.com/gvt8z8p ...Read more

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I am trying to train for a 5k.Recently while running (just started)i get chest pains and palpitations (but I have p.O.T.S) my cardio gave me the ok train but I am so frustrated w/these symptoms, advice?

Not sure: You are too young to have any blockage in the arteries of heart causing chest pain. The only thing it could be is tachyarrhythmia which means your heart is abnormally running very fast. But since this doesn't happen at rest and only happens with exercise, it could be sinus tachycardia (normal phenomenon). Next time check your pulse how fast is it and whether regular or irregular. ...Read more

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I started running 4 months ago. Just recently I started having pain in my groin/thigh (also outer thigh close to my pelvis) in both legs. This pain won't allow me to run anymore. When I try, I "limp run". I have a 5k race in 2w so I'm devastated. :(?

I started running 4 months ago. Just recently I started having pain in my groin/thigh (also outer thigh close to my pelvis) in both legs. This pain won't allow me to run anymore. When I try, I "limp run". I have a 5k race in 2w so I'm devastated. :(?

Hip problem: It sounds like you may have developed a hip problem. Hip pain is often referred (transferred) to the groin. It may be from some misalignment or poor running shoes or technique. See an orthopedist that specializes in sports medicine for the best evaluation and treatment. There is very likely a way to correct this problem. ...Read more

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I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

I have a bow leg .Running long distance race 5-21km will have any bad effect on my leg ? Will it cause my leg to become more bow ?

Maybe: If you have bow legs you might develop medial (inner) knee joint arthritis in the long run, but in the short term your knees should not bow any more just by running. You only live once, if you love to run, run, but beware that you could have problems in the future. ...Read more

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I was 16 weeks into my training fir my first marathon when I broke my wrist, race is in 4 weeks, can I still run it, or will running effect healing?

I was 16 weeks into my training fir my first marathon when I broke my wrist, race is in 4 weeks, can I still run it, or will running effect healing?

Run it: Properly casted this should not be a problem. If your arm movement feels off due to the weight of the cast, try equalizing the weight on the other hand by carrying something or wrapping on something of similar weight. Your pace might change slightly, but no big problem. Simply do not fall on it. Should be no risk for healing , but be sure to check with the Orthopaedic MD. Good Luck. Start slow !! ...Read more

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I'm running a 10mile road race sun which I hope to do in under 80mins my personal best is 78:35 I had a pull on my groin what prep can I do please torace?

I'm running a 10mile road race sun which I hope to do in under 80mins my personal best is 78:35 I had a pull on my groin what prep can I do please torace?

Distance running: If your groin pull is not completely healed already, it is doubtful that it will be able to withstand the grueling demands of a high-performance 10 mile race. If it is healed, and you just want to try to prevent a recurrence, you should work with either an experienced trainer or a sports medicine doctor to customize a high performance training routine for your special needs. Stretching is key. ...Read more

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I started wheezing during the middle of a running race. Do I have asthma?

I started wheezing during the middle of a running race. Do I have asthma?

Possible EIB: Exercise induced bronchospasm (eib) or exercise induced asthma is likely. Speak to your pcp about getting an albuterol inhaler to try prior to exercise as a preventative therapy. Make sure they teach you how to use it. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

Different for all: This will depend if you had reconstruction or not. You may have to consult with your surgeon and plastic surgeon to find out their specific instructions. My motto with my patients: "if it feels good, it is okay to do". I like to encourage people getting back into their normal routines. Exercise is great for recovery. You may want to start with walking and then work back up to running. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

A few weeks: You may start light exercise in 1-2 weeks. You may gradually increase activities over the next 4-6 weeks. To reach full activities it may take about 2-3 months. However other factors need to be taken into consideration such as reconstruction, any untoward complication and if there is any need for chemotherapy. Your surgeon will be able to give you more specific answers based on your situation. ...Read more

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I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

Blisters: If your blisters are actually draining pus, thick yellow material then you need to see a doctor. If it is a blood blister then you need to make sure to clean them up with soap and water. I would keep them wrapped as they need protection as well as keeping them clean. I would recommend buying "adaptic" dressing as it will keep the gauze from sticking. ...Read more

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My heart races when I exert myself even a little bit. I'm also running a low fever. ?

My heart races when I exert myself even a little bit. I'm also running a low fever. ?

Low tolerence: Need a full evaluation as to the cause of the fever and evaluate for possible infection.See your doctor for a full check up blood tests etc. ...Read more