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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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I've been trail running...Why does my heal hurt after running?

I've been trail running...Why does my heal hurt after running?

Plantar Fasciitis: Generally pain in the heels after running is plantar fasciitis. Many runners use orthotics, achilles stretching and ice after a run. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

R I C E: Rest, ice, compression (such as an ace-wrap or elastic ankle brace) and elevation. Some find taking Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) or aleve (naproxen) helpful. If no improvement is noted in a couple of days, or if you have pain, bruising and/or swelling, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Is it plausible to do trail running as weight loss workout?

Yes: Trail running is an excellent type of exercise and highly recommended. While running, i suggest monitoring your heart rate and vary it between aerobic and anerobic exercise meaning varying your speed from cardio to very fast. This will assist with more weight loss and more healthy stress on your heart. ...Read more

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Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running.Any possible reason?

Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running.Any possible reason?

Posture???: Hard to say without an exam and possible x-ray of the area. Does this occur after any other activities. Does the discomfort go away after the trail running and how long after. May need to see a Dr. ...Read more

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Is there any good way to prevent my knees from hurting while running? No significant injuries, but running on trails or pavements causes pain.

Is there any good way to prevent my knees from hurting while running? No significant injuries, but running on trails or pavements causes pain.

Runner's knee: Sounds like runner's knee. Try obtaining a cho pat band that can be worn over the mid portion of your patellar tendon halfway between the bottom of your kneecap (patella) and its insertion on the proximal tibia. Ensure that your hamstrings and quads have good eccentric strength and are well stretched and consider orthotics in your running shoes. ...Read more

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What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

They make: Shoes that are specifically designed for running on trails. A store like REI has many brands to choose from ...Read more

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Should i still be running at 50+ ?

Should i still be running at 50+ ?

WHY NOT?: If you are healthy, not obese, no arthritis, then go ahead! particularly, if this activity is enjoyable to you. If you are forcing yourself to do it and it is becoming a chore, just walk fast... ...Read more

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Need to know benefits of running extensively?

Running: Personally I think.running extensively, marathon like, is not.healthy and does more harm than good. However moderate running is good. ...Read more