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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

How to run a sub-3-hour marathon?

I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Nov 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Help. I've been adducted.

Help. I've been adducted. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Sep 15, 2008 - 3 answers

San Francisco exercise/fitness courses?

Where can I find an outdoor fitness course in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by whir on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

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