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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