• How many years of your life have you wasted collectively?

    Approximately.
    Approximately.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it normal for legs and feet to hurt after running?

    After a 40+ minute run, my legs and feet hurt a lot and are sore. But the next day, the pain goes away. Is this a good thing or bad?
    After a 40+ minute run, my legs and feet hurt a lot and are sore. But the next day, the pain goes away. Is this a good thing or bad?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you build up the stamina for running?

    Best answer: I am a big proponent of the Couch To 5K running program (C25K). It's a walk to run program and its one of the best. It's a type of interval training. The C25K program slowly increases your effort over 9 weeks. It requires 30 minutes three times a week. At the end of nine weeks, you should be able to run... show more
    Best answer: I am a big proponent of the Couch To 5K running program (C25K). It's a walk to run program and its one of the best. It's a type of interval training.

    The C25K program slowly increases your effort over 9 weeks. It requires 30 minutes three times a week. At the end of nine weeks, you should be able to run for 30 minutes and/or 3 miles. I did it and I really liked the fact that I could see each week I was making progress and I never really felt like it was too hard. One tip I can pass on. On the run intervals, run as slow as possible, and on the walk intervals, walk as fast as possible.

    Here is the description
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

    If you have a smartphone, you can use your favorite running app. My favorite is RunKeeper. (MapMyRun is also very good). Most of the running apps have a way to create interval training programs. Also, there are many C25k apps with all the programming built in. Many of them are free. Most of them let you listen to your own music in the background. You can find them in the iTunes store or the Android store.

    If you don’t have a smartphone but have an MP3 player, you can download a podcast that announces the intervals. Use this link http://www.c25k.com/ to view a good list of the C25K podcasts available or go to the iTunes Music store and search for “c25k”. There is even a good variety of music to listen to.

    If you don’t want to bother with podcasts and Mp3 players then you’ll need a sports watch with an interval timer. You might already have one. You might check your watch’s manual. If you need to buy one, the Casio W756-1A is only about $20.

    After you are done with the couch to 5k, if you like interval training, you can do some more. There is one for an 8K, one for a 10K, and my favorite is the One Hour Runner program.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I wear socks with running shoes?

    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How long after being sick can I go running?

    I started to feel somewhat better today, so I went for a run. For some reason, it drove my sinuses crazy.
    I started to feel somewhat better today, so I went for a run. For some reason, it drove my sinuses crazy.
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Will cutting off fizzy drinks increase my stamina?

    Best answer: Cutting off fizzy drinks will improve ever aspect of your health. That ish is super poisonous.
    Best answer: Cutting off fizzy drinks will improve ever aspect of your health. That ish is super poisonous.
    11 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What you think?

    I live in Alabama and 5 days ago I just started running. First I ran to a grocery. Then I ran to different town. So I decided to run to Mississippi. I even have over 10 people running with. For the last 5 days I've been doing so much running. And I'm gonna keep on running
    I live in Alabama and 5 days ago I just started running. First I ran to a grocery. Then I ran to different town. So I decided to run to Mississippi. I even have over 10 people running with. For the last 5 days I've been doing so much running. And I'm gonna keep on running
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Run marathon regularly, whether it is harmful to the body?

    Best answer: Heartbeat speeding, sweating, gasping, muscle aches, body fatigue
    Best answer: Heartbeat speeding, sweating, gasping, muscle aches, body fatigue
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • What can I do to run faster?

    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Should I keep running when my ankles hurt or stop?

    Best answer: I would stop at the risk of causing them damage and try to find out what is causing them to hurt.
    Best answer: I would stop at the risk of causing them damage and try to find out what is causing them to hurt.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Hip pain from running?

    It is only my left hip that is an issue and I only feel the pain when I stretch to the right side of my body. I don't notice the pain when I walk or even bend forward. By the way, I am in my mid 20s, BMI on the high side of normal, male. Does this type of hip injury sound like a problem with my stride, my... show more
    It is only my left hip that is an issue and I only feel the pain when I stretch to the right side of my body. I don't notice the pain when I walk or even bend forward. By the way, I am in my mid 20s, BMI on the high side of normal, male. Does this type of hip injury sound like a problem with my stride, my running shoes or just doing a challenging run after being off from running for a while? Is it bad idea to continue running?
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is it possible for shoes to cause leg soreness and pain?

    Best answer: It is not only possible, but it is likely. Not selecting shoes that match your biomechanics is a common cause of running injury. Side note: 3 months is a long time for shoes to last for someone who is running 50 to 70 miles a week. I replace my shoes as they approach 500 miles, although I run on paved surfaces,... show more
    Best answer: It is not only possible, but it is likely. Not selecting shoes that match your biomechanics is a common cause of running injury.

    Side note: 3 months is a long time for shoes to last for someone who is running 50 to 70 miles a week. I replace my shoes as they approach 500 miles, although I run on paved surfaces, not trails. Some runners recommend replacement at 300 miles.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • How wide is your treadmill belt? Looking at a space saver that is 16” but that seems too narrow to run on. Should I go up to a 20”?

    Best answer: I'd recommend going wider. I find the narrower ones lead me to pay way too much attention to my foot placement. Having a wider treadmill, at least for me, means I can focus more on just running. Do you have access to the narrower one in person? Can you try a demo model in the store to see how it feels?
    Best answer: I'd recommend going wider. I find the narrower ones lead me to pay way too much attention to my foot placement. Having a wider treadmill, at least for me, means I can focus more on just running. Do you have access to the narrower one in person? Can you try a demo model in the store to see how it feels?
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • How can I run even faster?

    Best answer: Defiantly to your coach. She or he knows you, knows how they train their runners, and is in the best position to know your current training plan and how you can tweak it to get the desired results. You may need running drills or to work on strengthening one of more areas of your body, for example.
    Best answer: Defiantly to your coach. She or he knows you, knows how they train their runners, and is in the best position to know your current training plan and how you can tweak it to get the desired results. You may need running drills or to work on strengthening one of more areas of your body, for example.
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can someone run a mile in 52 seconds?

    So this girl that I hate was trying to show off by telling everyone she ran a mile in 52 seconds. I don’t think that’s possible.
    So this girl that I hate was trying to show off by telling everyone she ran a mile in 52 seconds. I don’t think that’s possible.
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • Serious but embarrassing question: How do I reduce chafing at my perineum (area between my scrotum and anus) when running long distances?

    I use to do just short distance sprints for exercise so I never use to have the problem, but now that I run long distances (preparing for a 16km marathon) I get extremely painful chafing just under my butt cheek fold that puts me out of commission for 3 days. I’m not overweight nor have any extra fat that shouldn’t... show more
    I use to do just short distance sprints for exercise so I never use to have the problem, but now that I run long distances (preparing for a 16km marathon) I get extremely painful chafing just under my butt cheek fold that puts me out of commission for 3 days. I’m not overweight nor have any extra fat that shouldn’t be rubbing against itself so I’m hoping that other runners have experienced similar chafing problems and found a solution. I’ve tried vaseline in the areas affected but it wears off within the first kilometre.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Why can’t I run/jog without losing my breath?

    I’m a 26 year old male who’s lived a fairly sedentary lifestyle although my doctor tells me I’m healthy. I’ve never really been a runner/jogger aside from walking a lot. I just recently started hitting the gym now that I’m done with school, and I’ve primarily been using the treadmill to shed some pounds. Only... show more
    I’m a 26 year old male who’s lived a fairly sedentary lifestyle although my doctor tells me I’m healthy. I’ve never really been a runner/jogger aside from walking a lot. I just recently started hitting the gym now that I’m done with school, and I’ve primarily been using the treadmill to shed some pounds. Only problem is, if I run/jog for more than 4 or 5 minutes, I can no longer catch my breath & my heart starts pounding. I don’t understand because just this past January I scaled one of the biggest mountains in New York State without too many issues. How do people run for 20-30 minutes straight without stopping? I really want to get to that point, but I feel like I can’t go any further than 5.
    6 answers · 2 months ago