How do I protect my knees while running? [more inside]
We need a new Official 5K Theme Song for 2013. We are two adults and a bunch of other people's teens who go to 5K races on the weekends. The first race of the season is upon us tomorrow, and we need the song that will get us up and moving and ready to run. But not just any running song. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
Our friend is running in her first Boston Marathon this year, and we want to support her from home. If we are able to get a few helpful Boston friends to do our bidding, what can we do to give her an unexpected boost? [more inside]
The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
I'm visiting NYC next weekend, and I'd like to maintain my habit of running 7 miles every Saturday morning. I'll be staying with a friend near Court and Atlantic, in Brooklyn. I'd like to start my run there, or very close by. [more inside]
I'm traveling to India for two weeks, and am also training for a ten-miler. Help? [more inside]
I just got a new iPhone. I used to have an adroid and had a favorite running app. Unfortunately, that app is not available for the iPhone. So, MeFite runners, what works for you? I'd like something what won't seize up or shut down in the middle of a run, that will let me listen to music or a podcast, and that will track my runs for me. If possible, I would also like an app that lets me record cross-country skiing and time on the elliptical machine (my winter and non-running day activities). Thanks.
Would it be crazy to do C25K with a torn ACL? I do not plan to get surgery to repair the ACL. [more inside]
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]
We're staying near the Hotel Le Littre from next Thursday through Sunday. Where I can I go for a nice run? [more inside]
This is an issue that I've been aware of for years, but have never investigated it with a doctor because it usually only hurts when I put pressure in one particular spot. (Hey, doc, it hurts when I do this...) The spot is 3-5 inches above my ankle, along the very edge of my shin bone on the inside of my left leg. It's very tender, hurts quite a bit if that one spot is knocked or if I push on it. There's no bruise visible on the skin. [more inside]
OK, maybe the verb 'determine' is ambitious but having a close enough estimate is also good. There is a catch, I am not running on a treadmill and I do not have any gadget on my wrist or body. Is it still possible to have a nice guess of the pulse rate because, say, I want to be in the cardio zone and not in the fat burning zone. I think it is a function of age, fitness, speed and running duration but could not find an online chart for this kind of relation. And yes, I know the speed I run at.
I've been looking for good blogs about running, lately. I've found a lot of shoe-review sites, and a few gear-review sites, but I'm interested in general motivational stories of people's training, race reports, that sort of thing. Google hasn't been very helpful, so I figured I'd ask Mefi. What blogs do you like to read about running?
I am a very amateur jogger. I took it up a year ago and can now run 5km fairly consistently and am working my way (slowly, in every sense) up to 10km. I almost exclusively run on the way home from work so I need a backpack for my stuff. Snowflakey details inside [more inside]
Help me be a better runner. [more inside]
Online Maps for Running/Biking routes? Please share with me the best websites for creating running routes using an online map. Also looking for websites that lay out the mileage markers on some of the paths around DC area. [more inside]
Help me create a workout playlist that is themed to work especially well with the booming exercise trend: running away from zombies! [more inside]
I'm looking for a Manhattan gym that either has no treadmill time limits, or so many treadmills that it doesn't matter. [more inside]
Smallest, goodest, water-resistantest camera for taking pictures while trail running? [more inside]
Last night running home, a small dog attacked my ankle. Luckily I was wearing long pants so the dog got my pants instead of my ankle. I'm not sure what my response should have been, and am curious if there's etiquette around this in case it happens again. [more inside]
A puppy chased me 5km from it's house while I was running, and I ended up dumping the dog on another home owner's whose dogs tried to come after me.... looking for opinions on what others would have done. [more inside]
What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video? [more inside]
What kind of shoes should I get for walking -- and hopefully eventually running -- on a treadmill? [more inside]
Can I hit my running strider earlier? And how? [more inside]
What kind of exercises should I be doing to get more energy throughout the day? [more inside]
Looking for a new watch like the Timex Ironman Sleek. [more inside]
I'll be in Portland, OR for a wedding this weekend. I need to complete a ten mile run to keep up with training for a half marathon. I'll be staying on the NE side of Portland. I'm a lady running solo. Are there streets/areas I should avoid? [more inside]
How can I run one mile faster? [more inside]
I only have time to run at night. This makes me nervous. Am I just a nervous nellie, or am I asking to become the Central Park Jogger 2.0? [more inside]
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race?
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race? [more inside]
I gave double red-blood-cells at the blood bank two and a half weeks ago and I've been having trouble running ever since then. I'm no one's elite runner but I was easily able to keep a 9.5 to 10 minute pace going for three miles and now I can't do that for a mile. How do I recover as quickly as possible? [more inside]
Does anyone know which movie / show / video this .gif is from? [more inside]
About a 10 days ago I tweaked my knee while running. It feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running? [more inside]
Sometimes when I run through tall grass it makes my legs itch. Why does this happen? [more inside]
0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days!
0 to hero - need help to run a 12+ mile fire/ice-water/barb-wire/mud obstacle course in only 39 days! [more inside]
Thanks to recommendations on this site, I have been loving Zombies, run. I'm loving it so much, I'm running 6 times a week. I'm note sure how long it is, but the fall is the best time of the year to run, and is right around the corner. I'm looking for any recommendations on other games you can run to.
Is it possible/simple/affordable to mix/layer/? music I own under a podcast? [more inside]
How much exercise is enough or ideal or normal... or? [more inside]
I'm going to start running without socks! What do I need to do to keep both my shoes and feet in tip-top shape? [more inside]
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]
My husband and I need totally awesome 70's costumes. That we can run a 5K in. [more inside]
What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers? [more inside]
if I quit smoking, how much faster will I run? [more inside]
Does anyone have any running shoe recommendations for a Underpronation / supronation runner? [more inside]
Minimalist Running Filter: How likely is it that I can get back into minimalist running again after minor injury? Details inside. [more inside]
I'm a skinny girl, and I'm sad about my cellulite. What can I do? [more inside]
Recommendations for an Android run-tracking app? Complication: no data plan, no GPS. [more inside]
I manage a small non-profit in New Jersey, and are looking for someone to manage a 5K race for us next year. I am looking for: 1) about how much this would cost us; and 2) for any suggestions of businesses that do this kind of work in the area. Thanks!