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Should I have a physical before I run a marathon?

Should I have a physical before I run a marathon?

Of course: Make sure you are visiting your doctor before running even the half marathon. Moreover, if you are 40 or above, you should have an exercise echo stress test to prevent CVD. ...Read more

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Should I run a marathon after pharyngitis?

Should I run a marathon after pharyngitis?

With Dr. Blessing: If you are recovered and feeling good, start your training, but do so slowly to work back into condition and help your immune system build back up ...Read more

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Is it possible to run a marathon after a discectomy?

Is it possible to run a marathon after a discectomy?

Ask Surgeon: Check with your surgeon. Much depends on the level and the rest of the system. What risk are you taking and will you be in pain or aggravate a painful situation. If given the go ahead to run, I would start out slow and short, and then add more distance and speed. One variable at a time. NOT longer faster together. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How soon can a person run a marathon after an appendectomy?

How soon can a person run a marathon after an appendectomy?

Dr. Orders: Each person can heal differently and recover in varying ways from this type of surgery. I would ask your surgeon for the best approach to getting back into your miles ...Read more

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I have a baby so I'm so tired. But I seem to be very tired in the morning and ready to run a marathon by the time I put her down to bed at night.?

I have a baby so I'm so tired. But I seem to be very tired in the morning and ready to run a marathon by the time I put her down to bed at night.?

So?: You are doing a wonderful job caring for the baby. I feel it is normal. At least you have energy when she sleeps at night. If the baby wakes up at night or you breast feed the baby you are probably not sleeping well at night. What's your concern? ...Read more

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What are some healthy ways to train to run a marathon in between cross country and track season?

What are some healthy ways to train to run a marathon in between cross country and track season?

Marathon Training: If you are between seasons, you should only run 3 days per week. Make the two shorter runs during the week and a longer run on the weekend. Make the shorter runs total to the distance run in the longer run. For Example, if your long run is 12 miles on Saturday, make the two shorter runs equal to 12 miles. Try to build up the long runs up to one 20 miler, increasing 2 miles per week. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia

Speak to your doctor: You need to discuss with your physician to make sure that running a marathon is the right thing to do with your condition and the medications you are on, that's my advice to you. ...Read more

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I ran down a hill at full speed and days later my knees are feeling unstable and are experiencing aches and pains. Is it a bad idea to run a marathon?

Prob not: Hard to say w/ limited information and no physical exam... But if you have pain in your knees coming down hills that sounds like' kneecap' pain. See an ors (orthopedist) before you embark on marathon training. Some people who are ' malaligned' @ the knee will not be able to tolerate the training involved to run a marathon... If u are set on running find a 'flat' course and train accordingly ...Read more

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I have B/L DVT (prolonged bed rest) since 2001. I want to run a marathon. What precautions should I take before, during and after the run?

I have B/L DVT (prolonged bed rest) since 2001. I want to run a marathon. What precautions should I take before, during and after the run?

See your doctor: Your doctor should review all your testing and check your legs. If you have DVTs right now these could dislodge and go to your lungs. If you have a filter in your inferior vena cava that can prevent most clots from moving. If you are on Warfarin/Coumadin then your levels need checked. Seeing your doctor would be the best advice. ...Read more

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Can cfs be the cause of my total lack of energy and feeling that I've run a marathon whenever I do a a simple task. Sleep don't help and bloods ok?

Can cfs be the cause of my total lack of energy and feeling that I've run a marathon whenever I do a a simple task. Sleep don't help and bloods ok?

Chronic fatigue CFS: Is Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the common name for a group of significantly debilitating medical conditions characterized by persistent fatigue. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. That;s exactly what you have described. It is a manageable condition, but takes a long time. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a big part of the treatment. ...Read more

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For a year now when I'm in bed usually about an hour after I have fallen asleep. I wake up in pain. Both legs and both arms feel like I've run a marathon while lifting 500 lbs weights. I've noticed that they hurt more when I'm in the fetal position. I

For a year now when I'm in bed usually about an hour after I have fallen asleep. I wake up in pain. Both legs and both arms feel like I've run a marathon while lifting 500 lbs weights. I've noticed that they hurt more when I'm in the fetal position. I

Muscle cramps?: Generalized cramping due to metabolic or muscle issues would unlikely be triggered by positional changes. However if spasm involves primarily extensor muscles, then stretching them by flexion in the fetal position is likely to increase pain. You need an evaluation for calcium, potassium issues or other chemicals, as well as primary muscle disorders. ...Read more

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I have alpha thalassemia trait. Are there programs I can do to train myself to run a race without passing out or getting too fatigued?

I have alpha thalassemia trait. Are there programs I can do to train myself to run a race without passing out or getting too fatigued?

Like normal...: A person with Alpha thalassemia trait (two mutated Alpha chain genes and two normal) usually has no symptoms. You may be slightly anemic, but this should not affect your exercise performance. Perhaps if you were running ultra marathons in the alps you might see an effect, but otherwise you should be able to train normally and do great. Regardless of Alpha thal trait, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Do you think I could run a half marathon?

Do you think I could run a half marathon?

Most likely: I have run for my entire life. I've run four marathons and two half marathons. I believe that if you can run 15-20 miles per week, you can ramp up your training to run a half or full marathon within four months ...Read more

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Please explain what does it take to run a half marathon?

Please explain what does it take to run a half marathon?

Serious training: I'm in sports medicine and ive actually done 4 full marathons In the past I trained by 16 year old daughter to run a half marathon You need to start with whatever you are comfortable with whether a mile or two. You need to gradually increase one run each week typically on a weekend by a mile By the time you build up to 10 or 11 miles, you will be able to run the half marathon - 3-4 months? ...Read more

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How do marathoners run so long? Most don't have much fat reserve?

How do marathoners run so long? Most don't have much fat reserve?

Training, nutrition: You train your bodies systems over many months, slowly. At the same time you learn the proper nutrition to fuel your body properly, not only while running, but pre- and post - run. Also, you ingest energy sources and fluids and electrolytes while running. ...Read more

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Decided to run a half marathon. First attempt. Not really a runner. How do I start?

Decided to run a half marathon. First attempt. Not really a runner. How do I start?

Slowly: Go to the book store and skim some of the books/training guides before buying one. Go to runnersworld. Com. Find a local running club - ask at running shoe store. Set reasonable goals first -- work up to the mileage slowly and stay healthy. Complete at least a 5k / 5 mile run well before the half. A 10k would be great preparation. You will get a feel for your body's ability. Train consuming fluids. ...Read more

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