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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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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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