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We'll try to answer your running related questions and provide some nuggets of wisdom.  Keep in mind that diagnosis is the responsibility of your physician.  Comments posted here should not be misconstrued as medical advice!   

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Transitioning Into Running

Hey there! I am trying so hard to get into running, but I am scared to get hurt. I have been doing pilates for a few months, and while I am not in OPTIMAL shape, I want to get…

Low Heart Rate Training

Dear Janet, I have been doing low-heart rate training for the past 4 months. Over time my pace has picked up even though I keep my heart rate in the same low easy zone (zone 2…

Have I reached my genetic potential?

How do you know if you have reached the limit of how fast you can run ( your genetic potential)? Is it possible for a girl to not improve after age 15 ? No injuries and trains…

How do I build my endurance?

Hi, I'm a 44 yo Male. I'm healthy so far as I know and strong. But i feel my aerobic fitness is lagging. At bootcamp and martial arts classes I seem have good anaerobic fitness I…

Can I continue to run with diabetes?

Gary asks -- "I am a 65 year old male who has been running a mile on a treadmill about 2 times a week. I have diabetes and have developed foot problems due to my disease. Is…

How do I achieve more consistent runs?

Hi. I'm a 48 year old male and have been running for a number of years. Three times a week, I run six miles on a treadmill at about a 7:45 min/mile pace. After I run, I do a…