• I need to run 1.5 miles in 16 minutes for a physical fitness test.?

    I have about 1 month to prepare. Im running at around 17 minutes right now. Ive got to cut off 1 minute in a month. Besides running every day, Im doing that. Any other advice?
    I have about 1 month to prepare. Im running at around 17 minutes right now. Ive got to cut off 1 minute in a month. Besides running every day, Im doing that. Any other advice?
    7 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Should I run cross country?

    I ran 3 miles in 24 mins then an all out speed mile in 6:59. Am I alright enough to go for a cross country team
    I ran 3 miles in 24 mins then an all out speed mile in 6:59. Am I alright enough to go for a cross country team
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is running a kind of therapy?

    Best answer: It can be. Some do it as physical therapy and some for emotional. If something is bothering me, a run will often give me the opportunity to resolve it or at least work through it enough to stop worrying about it. I find running to be very grounding for me, literally and figuratively.
    Best answer: It can be. Some do it as physical therapy and some for emotional. If something is bothering me, a run will often give me the opportunity to resolve it or at least work through it enough to stop worrying about it. I find running to be very grounding for me, literally and figuratively.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Could you wear a sports bra to the beach?

    I m going for a run on the beach and i m just going to run in a sports bra and running shorts. If I ran into the ocean to cool down, would it ruin it?
    I m going for a run on the beach and i m just going to run in a sports bra and running shorts. If I ran into the ocean to cool down, would it ruin it?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does breathing through your mouth weaken your cardio stamina ? Just curious?

    Best answer: No, it doesn't. You can research breathing techniques for cardio/running to see what some experts recommend as being helpful.
    Best answer: No, it doesn't. You can research breathing techniques for cardio/running to see what some experts recommend as being helpful.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why am I sweating much more than usual?

    Best answer: Maybe the humidity was higher than usual, making the sweat less easy to evaporate and thus less efficient for cooling
    Best answer: Maybe the humidity was higher than usual, making the sweat less easy to evaporate and thus less efficient for cooling
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Legs feel weak after starting cross country, why?

    Best answer: The reason your legs are hurting is because when you go from a sedentary lifestyle to a active one, especially in a sport as demanding as cross country, your body needs time to adjust. When you're preforming any high intensity physical activity, small tears are made in your muscle fibers. It's no cause for... show more
    Best answer: The reason your legs are hurting is because when you go from a sedentary lifestyle to a active one, especially in a sport as demanding as cross country, your body needs time to adjust. When you're preforming any high intensity physical activity, small tears are made in your muscle fibers. It's no cause for concern and actually makes you preform at a higher level, although it does result in soreness. I would be careful of overtraining, cross-country is very demanding and as a new runner you need to give yourself a adequate recovery period to allow your body to rest. School cross country teams don't always have the best training programs because they need results and fast, ignoring a lot of the consequences of overtraining. It's not always possible but ask your coach if it's possible for you to take a day off if you're feeling too weak or sore. Best of luck!
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is the fastest an average person (not aerobically gifted AT ALL) can run a mile with months of hard training?

    Is there a certain plateau/peak that slow athletes can get to?
    Is there a certain plateau/peak that slow athletes can get to?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do I keep pulling muscles?

    I'm a 57 year old man in the best shape of my life. I run every few days and go to the gym also 3 times a week. Lately I keep pulling muscles such as my groin and back. Is this Age related and if so what can I do to hep prevent this from happening. Thanks
    I'm a 57 year old man in the best shape of my life. I run every few days and go to the gym also 3 times a week. Lately I keep pulling muscles such as my groin and back. Is this Age related and if so what can I do to hep prevent this from happening. Thanks
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I stop these awful pains in my stomach?

    Best answer: 2) Sounds like a side stitch. You can do a web search using that term. In my experience, they are more common when doing intense running, and more common in warm weather. As far as anyone knows, they are harmless. You can lessen the probability of getting one with a breathing tactic. Most runners will have... show more
    Best answer: 2) Sounds like a side stitch.

    You can do a web search using that term.

    In my experience, they are more common when doing intense running, and more common in warm weather. As far as anyone knows, they are harmless.

    You can lessen the probability of getting one with a breathing tactic. Most runners will have breathing synchronized with footstrike, but not in a 1:1 ratio. When you exhale, notice which foot is in contact with the ground. Periodically, change it to exhale when the other foot is in contact with the ground.

    However, 1) is more puzzling. I suggest you consult your family physician about these pains.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What can I do to improve my running?

    Best answer: You say you are getting slower. That concerns me. With proper training, at your age, that should not be happening. One possibility is that you are ill. However, my guess is that you are training too hard. You may be doing your workouts too fast. You may be spending too much time outside of team practice. It could... show more
    Best answer: You say you are getting slower. That concerns me. With proper training, at your age, that should not be happening. One possibility is that you are ill. However, my guess is that you are training too hard. You may be doing your workouts too fast. You may be spending too much time outside of team practice. It could be both.

    Let me borrow a thought from my economics professor: You are fertilizing lawns. Through research, you graph the rate of healthy lawn growth as a function of the amount of fertilizer you apply, and get something that looks like a bell curve. Starting from the left and moving to the right, the slope increases: With each additional pound of fertilizer you add, the lawn will respond more than the previous pound. This is the area of increasing returns. But, keep going to the right, you pass an inflection point, where the slope starts to decrease, and the response to each additional pound will be less than the previous pound. This is the area of diminishing returns. Keep moving to the right, and you reach the peak: You are distributing the amount of fertilizer that give the best lawn growth. Move past this to the right, the slope becomes negative: Each fertilizer pound you add will hurt the lawn. Add enough, you can kill the lawn. This is the region of negative returns.

    The lawn growth is your performance. The fertilizer is your training. If you are slowing down, you are in the area of negative returns. Doing harder, longer, or more workouts will slow you down more.

    You need to rest. Try resting a week. If you have to work out, do the minimum, at a slow, very easy pace. Then, resume working out, but ease up compared to what you are doing now. Try to do the workouts you were doing a couple of months before you reached your peak.

    Finally, you should talk to your coach about this. That is what he/she is there for.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why do a lot of sneakers today lack support?

    Best answer: Large manufacturers of running shoes offer several models to serve a range of people with different pronation / arch characteristics. Chances are, you haven't been choosing the right models for your feet. Go to a store specializing in serving runners. Tell them you walk a a lot, you overpronate, and you are... show more
    Best answer: Large manufacturers of running shoes offer several models to serve a range of people with different pronation / arch characteristics. Chances are, you haven't been choosing the right models for your feet.

    Go to a store specializing in serving runners. Tell them you walk a a lot, you overpronate, and you are looking for a support shoe. People at a lot of stores, even stores that sell a lot of athletic shoes, don't know how to help runners select proper shoes. But, those at running specialty stores are trained to serve runners.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I m 16, run a 14:50 two mile. Is that a good time?

    I started running this summer (at the start) and took my time down a minute but just this last run I got my pacing right. I ve only ran about 5 times one being a mile and the rest being two. My question: is this a good time? I m pretty fit and not lazy so started the summer at a 15:45
    I started running this summer (at the start) and took my time down a minute but just this last run I got my pacing right. I ve only ran about 5 times one being a mile and the rest being two. My question: is this a good time? I m pretty fit and not lazy so started the summer at a 15:45
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can anyone get fit at running quick?

    Best answer: yes, any regular exercise will make one fit ...
    Best answer: yes, any regular exercise will make one fit ...
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How can I deal with creepy men while running ?

    I wear a regular workout tshirt and dark workout leggings so I'm not naked. I can't help but be creeped out by these men giving me attention while I'm running. I had a guy flirt with me near a stoplight and someone just stalked me recently. I don't get it I'm slim built so I don't have large... show more
    I wear a regular workout tshirt and dark workout leggings so I'm not naked. I can't help but be creeped out by these men giving me attention while I'm running. I had a guy flirt with me near a stoplight and someone just stalked me recently. I don't get it I'm slim built so I don't have large breasts or butt. I carry mace with me at all times but I'm still scared however I try not to act scared and I'm thinking of carrying a knife on my runs.
    7 answers · 1 month ago