Questions about rules, equipment and training related to competitive running.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
15 views

How to train for a competitive 10 km in two week? [migrated]

Good evening! I'm running in an athletic club for two years. I've just been noticed that I will have a 10 km run in two weeks (actually the 4th of June, I said two weeks to speak generally and make ...
-2
votes
0answers
19 views

What is the good way to have abs with 5 times running a week [closed]

I started running 3-5 kms for 4-5 days a week. What exercise should I do to have abs in the rest of the days of the week.
-4
votes
1answer
49 views

How to manage hydration in aid stations during marathon? [closed]

How to manage hydration during marathon? Water, electrolytes, gels? What about if aid stations missed? Should you drink more in other stations? So more generally How to manage hydration in aid ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

How do competitive runners with asthma handle Doping tests?

Many asthmatic medications such as pseudoefedrine (in DUACT) and different inhalers are performance-enhancing-performance drugs. I have heard cases where athletes have forgotten to inform officials ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

Pain when adusting to stability shoes? [migrated]

I've got quite into recreational running over the past 8-9 months, having started out with some extremely cheap trainers I bought off-the-shelf at a large sports store. Last week I finally got round ...
1
vote
0answers
3 views

Legspan requirements for different running styles? [migrated]

There are many factors contributing to the legspan and rarity of people achieve maximal legspan such as different splits. The legspan affects functional skills such different running styles so having ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes?

What is the difference between trail running shoes and normal running shoes? I want to know in terms of construction (heel to toe drop etc) of the shoe and the cushioning. Is the cushioning in trail ...
6
votes
1answer
38 views

How do you master the hang technique?

Im a high school long jumper. I have my best of 6.34 meters and I did it with a runway of 24 meters. Now I increased my runway to 40 meters and increased my running speed. My technique is the hang ...
3
votes
0answers
37 views

How much do starting-blocks affect the 60m sprint?

My previous PB in the 60m was 7.21, with blocks. That was about 18 months ago, the other day I ran 60m in 7.47. I've read the blocks can effect the 100m anywhere from .2 - .4, how much will my time ...
3
votes
1answer
62 views

Sprinter but now want to take part in marathon [closed]

I was a sprinter who used to run 100, 200 metres races, but now I'm training myself to improve my stamina and run long distance races. I run on a treadmill 1 km everyday. Will a treadmill help me ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Send MapMyRun data to Runkeeper

I've been using MapMyRun for a few years now, generally it's ok stats wise but is pretty horrible to use. So looking to move all my data from it to Runkeeper, is there a way this can be done? Ideally ...
1
vote
1answer
100 views

Why don't all sprinters shave their heads clean?

Hair may increase the air resistance and weight and hinder running; given this, why do some sprinters keep their hair?
2
votes
1answer
99 views

How to keep accelerating in 100m

How do I keep accelerating in a 100m race? Does holding my breath work, or is it a good start that matters? I'm a 15 year old sprinter. Thanks in advance for your help.
2
votes
2answers
387 views

How to efficiently prepare for a 2km run

so I run quite a lot, in the past 3 months I also started working out, so I reduced the number of my runs to 3-4 a week, but it's usually distances ranging from 5 to 20 km. There is this local ...
5
votes
1answer
167 views

Why was Canada's Mens 4x100 relay team DQed in the London Olympics?

http://t.thestar.com/#/article/sports/olympics/2012/08/11/london_2012_canada_disqualified_in_mens_4x100_relay.html says that Canada was on the podium... until the judges saw that Connaughton, ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Why are pace-setters allowed to go ahead with the race?

Pace-setters: Pacemakers may be used to avoid the tactics of deception that are possible in competition by those who, for example, race away from the start line (and are likely to subsequently ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Unexpected increase in running ability

At my school, I participate in an annual 1.6km "Fall Classic" run. In my first year, I landed a rough 42nd with 5m 48s. But in my second year, I jumped up to a 25th (5m 16s), despite my sedentary ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

Shin pain while running on pavement only? [closed]

I can comfortably run about 13-14 miles on a trail without any problems whatsoever. However, yesterday I ran on a paved surface, and after about 1 mile, I started feeling a lot of pain in my shins. I ...
5
votes
1answer
96 views

Dealing with warm weather and fuelling strategy for marathon

I'm going to be running in the London Marathon in two weeks time. Initially my target time was to run sub 4 hours. Its my first marathon and my training had been going quite well until the last two ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

What is the fastest ASSISTED human running speed ever attained?

I'm trying to find records/history of assisted running speeds, e.g. using cheetah boots/the things Oscar Pistorious wore, bionics, etc. (I have tried searching Google to no avail.) What is the ...
6
votes
2answers
165 views

Finished first Marathon training. Now what?

This weekend I'll be running my first marathon. So, what comes next? I know I shouldn't stop running (and don't want to). I followed a very detailed training plan, but haven't found a post-race plan. ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Arm mount for GPS Watch

I am a moderately fast runner and really do not want to add 55+ grams to my wrist. Arm is OK. Anyone have experience mounting the GPS watch on the arm - a la' iPod armband?
7
votes
1answer
91 views

Effects of altitude on athletic performance

It is well known that the performance of athletes who suddenly move to a location at a higher altitude than they are used to will suffer; when sports events such as the Olympics are held in a high ...
0
votes
1answer
920 views

What is the weight difference between ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 and ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 LITE-SHOW?

Google all around the web and cant find exact information, it only says the second model is more lightweight, but no precise grams or oz's.
5
votes
3answers
203 views

Why do training plans having you running many days of the week?

I noticed that a lot of training plans have you running most every day with a day or 2 off at different intervals. Why is this? I am currently training for a half marathon. If I run on Sunday (6.5) ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Developing fast twitch muscle fibers in kids?

What are suggestions for starting training for fast twitch development with kids of young ages? I am a big sports fan and I've had my experiences as professional athlete, right now I am training a ...
9
votes
3answers
779 views

Running in strong wind [closed]

I ran an extremely windy half-marathon yesterday, and this got me thinking. In medium- to long-distance races (say 10km to a marathon), what are good strategies for dealing with strong headwind and ...
8
votes
2answers
156 views

How to improve blocks start in athletics

I'm try to improve my blocks start but for some reason I'm finding it hard. I'm quite tall but I good with jumping and improving my weights. Is there any drills I can try to improve this?
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Calves muscles pain when running [closed]

Recently when I run I always get my calves muscles rigid like stones. If I run 10 minutes, I don't stop because I go out of breath, rather because I feel pain. I tried to rest some days, but it ...
6
votes
2answers
271 views

Difference between stances in training acceleration for soccer

To train acceleration for (American) football, I would start in the usual wide receiver stance and do 10, 20 yard runs, and up to perhaps 1 or 2 30 yard runs at the end. However, for soccer, we don't ...
3
votes
2answers
74 views

When is best for the extra recover day?

I am training to reduce my 10K run performance, aiming to go under 6m/k. My program is built of 3 runs a week, 1 is an interval run, 1 is an LSD (Long Slow Distance at 75% HR) and the other is a ...
5
votes
2answers
243 views

Why do long distance triathlon (ironman) races have the running course through paved roads?

After looking through a number of ironman (*) running race courses, it seems all of them are laid out to run through cities, which implies paved/asphalt roads. Is that because this way it makes it ...
12
votes
1answer
581 views

What happen when two players touch the finish rope at same time in running?

I don't know whether it would happen or not. My question is, What happen if two athletes touched the finish rope at the same time in running(irrespective of distance either it may be 100m or long ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

increasing heartrate [closed]

Yesterday I had been running and wasn't able to bring up my heart rate. Everything else was fine: I had slept well, eat enough, drink enough. I just couldn't get my heartbeat and -pressure up so that ...
10
votes
1answer
403 views

How to manage wear in long-distance running?

The skin can get broken. The skin can get too dry and then broken. Blisters may develop with certain shoes. Pain in tibial tendon may be more regular with fore-foot training. Pain in knees may be more ...
4
votes
1answer
555 views

How to select watch able to sustain sprinting and heavy sporty usage 24/7?

I have broken far too many watches: their knobs, their hinges, their internal metallic support, scratched the glass, etc. I have scaled back to very cheap watches because so fed up to breaking ...
5
votes
1answer
142 views

Muscle pain when i do racewalking [closed]

On the spotted zone marked in red below, I get pain after 4-5 days of race-walking. Sometimes it hurts only while walking or racewalking. But today I can`t even run. I got a problem there before ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

What does it mean by “Hitting the wall” in marathon run?

I heard some people say it few times - "He hit the wall and couldn't finish the race...". What does it mean? what happens to the body in this situation? How can this be avoided?
2
votes
2answers
194 views

Question on legs/body size for women runners

I have a female friend who is training for a 5km race. She's 1.6m tall and complains that her short legs (83cm long) penalize her. I was looking at the women 5km world record holders and noticed that ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

What are the side effects/drawbacks of compression apparel?

I've been running for some time now and every now and then some friend tells me about the benefits of compression apparel. They say it prevents premature fatigue by smartly, well, compressing the ...
6
votes
2answers
133 views

Best workout for obstacle race

What do you think is the best workout(s) for obstacle race that you can do on a daily/weekly basis? There are many obstacle races with different obstacles, but what will be good workouts to be ...
9
votes
1answer
299 views

What kind of shoes are suitable for a Novice/Sprint triathlon?

Next year in summer I want to take part in my first triathlon. The distances will be 400m-750m swimming / 20km cycling / 2-5km running. Are there shoes that work for cycling (with click system) and ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

What's the best way to start the 100m sprint?

I'm trying to figure out whether starting the 100m sprint crouched like they do in the olympics is better than starting it standing. I thought maybe that's just a "sport rule", not something that ...
18
votes
10answers
23k views

What is the simplest way to transfer data between online running logs?

I'm disillusioned with Nike+, where I've been logging runs for over a year, and ready to try something new (in this case, Strava). How can I export my data from Nike+ so I'm not losing it all?
10
votes
1answer
3k views

What happens if there is a tie during an olympic race?

Recently during the USA Track and Field Olympic trials, there was a tie for third place between Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh. It appears that there was previously no tiebreaker rule in place for ...
5
votes
2answers
159 views

New bike = new pain. Solution: Training or bike fitting

I've never been much of a bicyclist, but recently I finally broke down and bought a new road bicycle (Specialized Allez model). The sales tech sized me with the bike, made a few adjustments at time ...
6
votes
3answers
379 views

Should there be no foot sound when jogging?

I heard that when jogging/running that there should be no foot thud sounds when landing. Is it true?
7
votes
2answers
707 views

How to keep legs volume when becoming a runner?

I've got into running and I love it! but the size of my legs ( the muscles that is ) is reducing every month. What can I do to increase the muscle mass and at the same time keep running. I run ...
9
votes
3answers
225 views

Help Recover During Long Runs

Obviously, longer runs require longer recovery. Besides using something like gels and drinking water when running, is there anything else I can do to help my body from being depleated as much during ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

What is the best age to start running distances longer than 15k / halfmarathon?

I have a friend that is 16 and wants to do a half marathon this year. From what i know its not recommended to run great distances as a half marathon under the age of 18. Are there any scientifical ...