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Ok...I'm just going to throw this out there, no matter ho...

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I'm at the amazing age of 45 by the way .... blushing. Is this normal? Does this happen to you all (male/female)? Signed up for a few races this summer and want to be prepared.

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It's psychological with me.  No matter how much I wee before a race/run, I always need to go once I start and up until about 3k.  Then it passes.

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How many days a week do you run?

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How many days do you think it is best to run a week? Everyday? Every other day? Why

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I recently started running and the first week I ran I attempted to run on back to back days. It did not work for me because they second day run, my time was worse and my legs felt heavy.  Since I have been running more frequently my legs abs and back are st...

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treadmill running

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I have been running a lot on the treadmill this winter since i hate running in the cold. I set the incline to about 2%. Is this in any way equal to hills? I'm not sure what incline% would be helpful.

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1-2% is like the wind resistance you would feel outside. This is a good incline for most of the run on a treadmill. If you go higher that is like running uphill, but you dont want to stay at that steep of an incline too long and risk injury. FYI... I love...

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cross training

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I'm running 3-4 times a week and was wondering if it is of more benefit to rest on the other days or do some cross training say with weights or elliptical? I have registered for a 10k in April and I am thinking about doing a half marathon in the fall. I run...

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I like to put in a session on the bike on my 'rest' days Jeff

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Kinesio tape for plantar fascia injury

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Enjoying a bout of plantar fascia pain and have found a number of articles on the use of kinesio tape to treat and help recovery. Here's a link to one: http://performance.nd.edu/assets/114723/kt_and_plantar_fascia.pdf Has anyone else used this tape for ...

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I had pain in my knee same as IT band, thing to help me was golf ball and massage on my thigh helping in better circulation. If for any one golf ball is too hard start with a tennis ball and then after some time move to golf ball. Pain is gone but now my pro...

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Sex before a race

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Is there any documented evidence regarding sex the night before a race, in terms of affecting your race performance the day after?

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I would say if that is what is on your mind before a big race, your not that focusing on racing, just saying

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Interval training

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I pretty much run at the moment for enjoyment and less about the speed, however i would like to get faster if possible...any tips on interval training?

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I agree with a few of the responses. The Treadmill can be a great challenge to help you succeed and increase your timing. Try split intervals at increasing speads. Speed 6.0 for 3 minutes, Speed 7.0 for 3 minutes, Speed 8.0 for 3 minutes, etc. 

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Is anyone out there use Nike+ to monitor their training?

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I use this platform and was hoping there may be other members who do the same, and I could add you as a 'friend' to see what training you were doing etc? Any takers let me know and I can friend you!!!

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I log runs using nike+ manually but I find garmin much better for actual GPS and data. I do use nike coach feature to structure my marathon prep. 

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Pulled Groin :o(

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This is the first time I've ever pulled a groin. Please advise on steps I should be taking for quick recovery.......

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That's terrible! I would sleep with a pillow between your legs for cushioning. And, after a little bit of recovery, some light stretching. 

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Has anyone any breathing technique advice?

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I feel the only area I struggle with is breathing, the rest of my body always feels good, I just struggle at times to breathe!

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Think the usual technique is breathe in for 3 and out for 2. Make sure that your out breath starts on alternate feet supposed to help stop stitches.

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Inspiring books about running - any recommendations?

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I have read "Born to run", "Eat and Run (Scott Jurek)" and "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" so far and I find all three very inspiring in different ways. Any ideas what I should read next?

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Unbroken is really good!  My first running book was «My first 100 marathons» by Horowitz.  After that, you might end up booking a few planes tickets :-)   Great question and a lot of great suggestions!!  will add a few to my reading list!

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Running shoes for beginners

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I've literally just started running (today was my first ever run) And I've realised that i went running in trainers which are circa 10 years old!!!  I've read lots of questions about favourite running shoes, but what's recommended for beginners, within a re...

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I use addidas and reebok however I also use an insert as I tend to pronate. Getting checked by an athleteics coach and/or physio may well be best method to determine how your foot is shaped and the mechanics of how you walk and run

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What is your preferred gel for endurance events?

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Just wondering what gels everyone uses in endurance events, are any better than others? What ones have you found gave you GI issues and which ones gave a good balance of fast/slow energy release. At the moment I'm thinking GU has to be my go to gel for long...

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Hi Jill thanks for your answer, unfortunately the Clif Shot range isn't easy to find in Oz, but I will see if I can order some online. I was also looking at salt tablets for the bike, glad to hear they actually work.

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Preferred headphones

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I personally love listening to my own music tastes when running. I find that I do run faster and last longer when I have some of my beats to listen to. However, I usually use earbuds instead of head banded ear phones but I find that the buds always fall out...

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Oh I got my yurbuds, they are awesome, the only complaint is there is not much base compared to my sonys.

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How realistic is it to get from 2k to 7k in 6 weeks?

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I love running through the country side with hills and run twice as far as I can in the city. As soon as I get back to a long flat area in the city I start to struggle and I can only run 2k. Proper half marathon training starts at the end of january (12 wee...

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hi chrissy may i ask how many times you run a week 

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Does anyone know how to upload/ convert a Nike+ treadmill...

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No problem with the outdoor runs but I'd also like to track my treadmill runs. Thanks in advance!

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thanks, Map my run seems to work just fine for  the past 30 days part of Nike+ but Strava doesn't seem to work for that at all. Thanks, Alan, I had never tried map my run but it seems pretty cool! 

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What do you wear during winter running?

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I'm going to be doing more and more running and I refuse to let the winter weather dictate when/if I do it. Winter temps are normally about 40 F with biting winds in my area that bring the apparent temp down to the teens. Any suggestions on what I should we...

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merino wool is the best! You'll stay warm but not get to hot. Merino tights if it's real cold, merino wool base layer top and always wear a head band and fingerless gloves made of merino wool too! it's awesome i feel invinsible going out in the cold;) ice b...

20130914181907-aroham

Can someone help me develop a training programme?

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Ok, so last year I started making some very real progress with my fitness - but then my life was turned inside out when my ex just handed over my kids. Great, I got my kids. Not so great, my fitness has suffered. Recently got back into it and while I'm e...

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http://smartcoach.runnersworld.com/smartcoach/my_plan.jsp

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