Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

69 posts tagged with Running and fitness. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 69. Subscribe:

Dressing for the badass exerciser you want to be

I’ve noticed that wearing workout clothing/gear that makes me feel good, tough, and strong, can actually give me a little extra mental confidence to make me better, tougher, and stronger in my workouts. What kinds of workout clothing and accessories make you feel badass? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 27, 2014 - 18 answers

Bluetooth headphone recommendations for running?

I'm looking for a new set of headphones to wear while running and I'm interested in trying Bluetooth. I want to still be able to hear the world around me as I do most of my running on the road. Track/volume controls would be nice to have. Can any of you recommend something you've had a good experience with? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Aug 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Inspiration to maintain an exercise habit

I am going through yet another slump in my regular pattern of exercising, not exercising, exercising, rinse and repeat. I'm looking for some inspiration in the form of books, podcasts, twitter accounts to follow, facebook groups, etc. [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Jul 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Shouldn't I be feeling stronger by now?

YANMTrainer, YANMDoctor, etc. I've been part of a fitness bootcamp for more than a year. We do pretty intense one-hour workouts - a ton of stairstepping, jumping, sprinting, uphill sprints - 2 or 3 times a week. Even after a year, I am ALWAYS uncomfortably sore for multiple days after a workout. Which means I am always sore - usually in my calves and hamstrings, and so tired that I don't want to do any other physical activity. This isn't normal, is it? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Feb 17, 2014 - 13 answers

How effective is running in place?

If you ran in place with sufficient vigor, could you achieve the same CARDIOVASCULAR results as you would on a treadmill? Why or why not?
posted by LonnieK on Sep 24, 2013 - 9 answers

What to expect at my first 5k race?

Help me feel oriented and prepared for my upcoming race? I'm a 44-year-old overweight woman getting in better shape, starting to lose weight, and starting running. After working with a personal trainer over the winter, I worked up to running a mile for probably the first time in my life. [more inside]
posted by Occula on Apr 27, 2013 - 24 answers

2.5 km to 10km in a month?

Hello. I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling. I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 25, 2013 - 16 answers

Now that WeEndure is shutting down...

Now that WeEndure is going away, I need somewhere to track my exercise. There are a number of places that have biking and running, but not swimming. I'd prefer simpler to the more complex sites like MapMyRun (which, again, doesn't do swimming, from what I can see). I have seen this and wondered what things are out there, four years later. Bonus: a place that I can dump all my WeEndure data into so I hit the ground running. [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Jan 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Just basically tell me how much to exercise, k?

How much exercise is enough or ideal or normal... or? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

What headphones should I buy to run with?

What headphones should I buy for running and the gym? Wish list: Sounds better, and doesn't fall out as easily as the Apple earbuds; lets more ambient sound through than those in-ear headphones with silicone tips; includes an inline microphone and controls that actually work with an Android phone. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

I don't want to be one of those marathoners stopping for a smoke break

if I quit smoking, how much faster will I run? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 28, 2012 - 22 answers

Hey look a Champion Tee with a Creeper face on it...

Is there any gear out there for Nerds/Geeks/Gamers/Etc who run/cycle/enjoy fitness? [more inside]
posted by snapped on May 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Running & S****ing

Two weeks today I'm running a half-marathon (my first). The running is not the problem; issues with my digestion and its effects are. How can I deal with running and the need to poop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012 - 13 answers

weights vs cardio

I like running and swimming, and try to do about half an hour of each at least three or four times a week. Now I've started weight training three times a week as well. Should I reduce the cardio if I want to gain muscle faster? I'm a naturally skinny ectomorph that has a hard time putting on mass.
posted by moorooka on Dec 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Is this good exertion or bad exertion - heart rate question

How much I should be concerned about high heart rates while running? Question about exercise and heart rates. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 23, 2011 - 30 answers

Never too fat to run

What can I do to strengthen my knees and ankles to lesson the likelihood of a running injury? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Sep 27, 2011 - 35 answers

How to make walking a thorough workout?

I'm switching from running to walking as my regular form of exercise but am concerned about getting as much of a workout from walking; any tips? [more inside]
posted by braemar on Sep 11, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I get my cardio back after a chest infection?

I had a little chest infection about three weeks ago and now my cardio sucks. I still don't think I'm getting as much oxygen as my body needs to really push it when I jog /spin. Will this just take time, or is there something I can do? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Runners of AskMe: how do I get better at this running thing?

Fairly new runner, now comfortable running a 3.6-mile route three times a week. What's the best approach to take to improve my running (in terms of fitness, speed and mileage)? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Jul 29, 2011 - 11 answers

Gotta Run Now!

What's the name of that song that you play on your running playlist that makes you push yourself further? You know the one - you're jogging at a decent, steady pace and then it comes on and mentally you go "Oh, YES!" and suddenly everything seems to get a lot more awesome and you are running full pelt with a huge grin on your face. [more inside]
posted by longbaugh on Jun 15, 2011 - 104 answers

Week 4 or Weak 4?

I feel like I'm doomed to suck at running, but that's probably irrational. Help me figure out what is up with my workout so I can stop feeling like I'm stuck. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on May 10, 2011 - 32 answers

How to train for a 10k after running a longer distance (10 miles)?

I just finished a 10 mile race, now I want to train for a 10K race in 6 weeks. What kind of training program should I follow? How can I best make the transition to the shorter distance without losing any of the hard-won fitness I earned while training for the 10-miler?
posted by banananutrament on Apr 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Pains in chest when running

I get pretty nasty pains in my chest when I run. Is this normal, and does it go away? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Level up, Super Me 3

I want to gamify (see Gamification) my current fitness routines. Tell me what tools to use and suggestions for fun times! [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Feb 18, 2011 - 13 answers

How does a not-couch-potato start running?

I'm looking for a beginner running program that's geared to someone with good initial fitness and isn't quite as beginner as Couch-to-5k. Any recommendations of a good program or any experiences you have to share? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Jan 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Are you there, God? It's me, Jamie, and my shin splints

Special Snowflake Shin Splint question: Mild shin splits: should a newbie runner push through or rest for a 10K coming up in 9 weeks? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jan 24, 2011 - 13 answers

What is the name of this fitness website?

I'm trying to locate a fitness social network that I signed up for a few months ago. [more inside]
posted by sabira on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I as a new runner start slow when I feel like I have a running start?

I'm new to running, but am already very fit and active (cardio workouts 5-7 times a week.) New runners are warned to take it slowly and not push themselves, but how does this apply to someone who's not coming off a couch towards a goal of 5k? [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Dec 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Getting past iliotibial band syndrome?

SportsMedicineFilter: Has anyone successfully overcome Iliotibial Band Syndrome? [more inside]
posted by conifer on Nov 11, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm a little thicker, make me quicker

Decided to run my second marathon--AZ Rock 'n Roll Marathon. Would appreciate some advice about my unique situation... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Oct 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What songs should I listen to for a slow, long distance, trance-like run?

What are some good songs for a slow, long-distance run? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Sep 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Beginner's Running Gear

I've got good running shoes. What should be my next piece of running gear? [more inside]
posted by goateebird on Sep 6, 2010 - 24 answers

A punch for running two miles!

My wife wants my help motivating her to take up running again and wants to use a punch card. Help me thing of rewards! [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Jul 21, 2010 - 13 answers

She's running the distance, she's running for speed

What is the correct way to run at interval speeds for weight loss? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on May 30, 2010 - 17 answers

Supplements that work?

What workout supplements do you have experience with and have worked for you? Looking for strength/endurance supplements. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

At least I didn't leave it to the last week

5k in 5 weeks for the physically unfit? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Pimp my workout. From Weekend Warrior to all-around Athlete?

Pimp my workout. From Weekend Warrior to all-around Athlete? I want to be in all-around great shape; I want to improve my cardio ability and improve my strength. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jan 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Good approach to non-serious weight lifting?

I'm want to cut back on my weight training, but I'm not sure how best to do it. Is there a good once-a-week casual approach to weight lifting? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Make me fitter!

Can I improve my cardiovascular fitness within 2 weeks, from an already fairly acceptable level? [more inside]
posted by Petrot on Nov 12, 2009 - 8 answers

As I awoke one morning from a troubled dream, I found myself with winged feet.

Runningfilter: A minor miracle of transformation. I could barely run at all, but last night I ran 2 miles. Why might this have happened, and have you ever had a similar experience? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

How do I tell the difference between being overweight and impatient, and exercise-induced asthma?

Joined a gym a few months ago. We often jog 400m as a warm-up. I say "we" but in actual fact I can't do it. About halfway through I lose all ability to breathe properly - I think I may be taking very shallow breaths, but it's hard for me to tell exactly what happens. I feel like I can't get enough air, there's a lot of breathy noises, and I get hot as blazes. [more inside]
posted by Jaie on Sep 14, 2009 - 16 answers

Running watch for couch to 5k timing

I'm looking for a running watch with a programmable countdown timer that would be suitable for doing the couch to 5k routines. Anybody have some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Sep 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Marathon training clerical error

runningfilter: I just found an extra week in my marathon training schedule (because I started a week early)-- help me decide how best to use it. [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Alternative to Wii Fit running minigame?

I really enjoy running to Wii Fit's Run courses on the TV, while I run on the treadmill. Are there any other games (on Wii or other platforms) that offer a similar running experience? [more inside]
posted by TsuKata on Apr 13, 2009 - 3 answers

So I've mastered Sitonmyassana

I'm losing the stress with yoga, but how to lose the pounds, too? [more inside]
posted by Eudaimonia on Apr 7, 2009 - 27 answers

Running Longer and Longer Distances

What do I need to know/buy/wear to run longer and longer distances? [more inside]
posted by yeti on Mar 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Imbalanced running stride

I have an imbalanced running stride. How do I go about fixing it? [more inside]
posted by bouchacha on Mar 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Help this busy office worker stick to an exercise routine!?

Help this busy office worker stick to an exercise routine!? [more inside]
posted by limonade on Jan 18, 2009 - 19 answers

Simulating outdoor running strength on a treadmill

On a treadmill, what kind of slope/incline% should I set to simulate the strength needed for normal outdoor running? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Page: 1 2