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Should I Have A Physical Before I Run A Marathon
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am feeling vey nauseous, though I haven't thrown up yet. I feel like I could run a marathon, but my stomach says otherwise. What could this be?
Nausea: Are you hydrating yourself, and eating sufficient calories? May want to check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Diagnosed w tiny cortical lucency of anterior tibia. Is almost all the way healed. Can I run a marathon on it?
Tibia: When didbitboccur and when is the marathon? Personally I wouldn't run until cleared by your doctor to do so. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I feel my breathing seems shallow, as though I had just run a race along with giddyness. Is it the UC or the methotraxate inj. Causing it. Advice.
Shallow breathing: You need to bring this to the attention of your doctor who will likely refer you a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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