###### At 285 pounds, I can run a 12 minute mile? All other things being equal, how fast would I be able to run at 185 pounds?

You said all things being equal then the answer is 12 minutes per mile.But I bet that wasn't the answer you were looking for. Loosing weight is just one piece of the equation. If during that time that you were

###### Can I run 2.4 km in 15 minutes?

From whatever little information that you have provided, an honest answer would be NO.So let me start...To begin with, you have never ran before and you want to complete 2.5Km in 15 minutes!! That's a speed of 10Kmph, you are targeting!!!Please don't get me wrong I am not trying to discourage you but just trying

###### How to achieve running 3.2 km in 12 minutes in 5 months

Hello MateHonestly, 5 months is enough time to run 3.2 km in 12 km. But it will include a tight schedule, proper workout, exercise and stretching and yoga (once a week). Let me shoe you an example of what i am doing right now:Monday: 20 min normal run followed by some stretching starts from your legs, then

###### How to run 200m under 27 seconds

It really depends on your age, and conditioning level. When i was 13 i was averaging between 23 and 24 seconds and i would consider myself slightly above average ( I was winning regular middle school meets, but not championship races). I would advise you train to build up your speed endurance. You

###### How to run a 100 meter sprint in less than 11 seconds

A sub 11sec 100m is FAST. Usain Bolt holds the world record at 9.58 sec (2009), Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's WR at 10.49 (1988). I will say that speed is intrinsic and entirely depends on having a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers in your legs, which is genetic. Most

###### How to run 1.6 km in 5 minutes

A human can run with the speed of 45km/h , but that need a lot of practice and athletic body . And the Answer for your question is TRY and DO PRACTICE . I have reached till 25 , but

###### How must one prepare for a 10 km run?

Push yourself but don't push too hard. Let me expeain:I started running about 2–3 months ago. I'm a skinny person but have never really done any sort of sport training.I remember my first run was 2.6 km (not great). But I keep running.For the first few weeks, I ran every

###### How should I train for a 10 km run in 4 months?

SimpleIf you run at least 1 km a day with perseverance , your legs and breath get trained .Don't rush to run 5 or 10 in day 1, because you will feel bored and tired like hell .Day 1: Start with small walk +1 km run daily, after waiting

###### How strong do I have to be in order to run the 100m in less than 11 seconds?

Probably in the top 1% of the human population. There are about one-million people where I live. Only about a half-dozen people have run sub-eleven in the 100m.Strength? I will say you must be strong; but how strong is relative to your personal

###### I can currently run 10k race in 1 hour 5 minutes but have never run beyond 10 km. Can I prepare and participate in half marathon (21 km) in 2 months from now? How to go about it?

You have plenty of time, and a nice base already. If your 10k race time is 65 minutes, I'm guessing your time for a 10k training run is 72–75 minutes. For the next two months leading up to the race, keep all of your daily runs the

###### I can run 100 meters in 11 seconds. I've never gotten coaching. How can I get some?

This is a fantastic timing over 100m considering you're not a pro.At state and district levels in India, you can compete raw and win with this.The national record is at 10.3s but the climb from 11s to 10.3s is a steep one.  Still, given that you've got here without coaching

###### I currently run a 5K in 32-36 minutes. I want to run it in 27 minutes. What is the best way to achieve that in 6 months?

Here's a handful of "tricks" you should implement of you want to run faster at any distance:1. Run moreIncrease your weekly mileage. But do it in a smart and gradual way. Add about 10% per week for three

###### I have been running 10 miles a day every day for the past 6 months and though I haven't noticed any issues I'd like to know what to watch out for?

Watch out for your knees to need replacing as well as your hips when you are older. It's insane to run at all. Ask me. I did run in my 20s and 30s and only ran four marathons. After my first meniscus tear was

###### I have good upperbody strength (can do 50 pushups in a single rep) but I can't run more than 500 m (7 minutes).How could I be able to run 1 mile in 6 to 7 minutes?

The way you get better at running is by doing more running.Start by running short distances, then gradually increase your mileage.The number one correlator with fast running is how much weekly mileage you do.So start racking up those miles-it doesn't really matter how

###### I have run anything from a 5k to a half marathon. My top mileage put in is 18 miles. Took 6 month hiatus and lost my running partner. How do I get back into loving running again?

Consider running for a cause. There are many charitable organizations that support team running. Part of the individual fund raising effort includes doing creative things such as social gatherings. If you like running partners, team running might be good. I did one and got some good professional training as well as meeting a few friends along the way.

###### I'm normally a good runner, but suddenly I no longer can even jog. Is there any answer to why this has happened? I've been like this for over a week now.

I think this requires a little more info to answer accurately. Was there injury? A extended time away from the sport? A sickness? Id say that you could just be a little fatigued. If you feel like you are running too slow, run slower and give yourself time to heal

###### I'm running my first 5K in 22 years in a week and I get out of breath after a 2 minute run. What advice do you have to help me survive the run, and don't say not to do it, it's a charity run?

Its a charity run, so the first goal is to have fun and raise some funds. Going fast isn't too important so if you're not prepared, don't try to go fast.I've had some of my most fun working at races anchoring the pack (making sure nobody gets

###### I ran a 6:45 mile time and I have a 5k in 7 weeks. Will I be able to run a under 20 min 5k by then?

To run a sub-20:00 5K, you need to average approximately 6:25 per mile.If I understand your question correctly, your PR for a single mile is 6:45. For you to reach the goal of going under 20:00 in a 5K, your are going to have

###### I run 3km every day. Am I fit?

I used to run 16 kilometers every other day. That's my bragging right. Fitness is basically defined by however you want to define it for yourself. I personally have said that as long as I have abs and can run pretty much as long as I want, I'm

###### I run 5 miles a day is that bad?

Last week, at the peak of my marathon training, I ran 100 miles in 7 days. That's an average of just over 14 miles per day. The 7th day, Saturday, I ran 24 miles. My typical mileage is 50–70 miles

###### I run almost everyday, however everyday the run is a challenge for me. When will running be a piece of cake for me?

The biggest roadblock in running is that thought "Dude, take rest today".It is good that you are not succumbing to it and carrying on. Although, from your description I am guessing warm-up is one area you probably need to work on. For initial 2-3 minutes your body

###### If I am looking to build muscle and burn fat, is it better to run before or after exercising with weights?

If you're going to run, you should definitely do it after, but I don't think it makes much sense to be running if you're interested in fat loss. All of this nonsense about fat burning is pretty bunk. Fat loss is about insulin

###### If I make a habit of running 2 km every day and eat in moderation, how will my body look?

Assuming that you're not superhuman/athlete, you'll probably be running for about 12-15 minutes to cover 2kms. I'm no expert, but I run regularly.. it takes my body about 10-15 minutes to correctly warm up so that I can start my real run. So I'm thinking

###### I'm a 16 year old 98 pounds and 5'3. Do you think if I lose 3 pounds I'll run faster. (Long distance XC and track runner.)?

Former cross country runner here. No, you wouldn't run faster if you lost more weight. You're underweight as it is. You need to gain muscle. I would recommend weight training 2–3 non consecutive days a week (early morning in the gym if your team practices in the afternoon). I would also recommend taking

###### I'm skinny. I started going to the gym and also want to run every morning for 30 minute. Does this running makes me more skinny?

This plan is suitable for beginners who are fit and have exercised before (e.g. cycling, rowing, etc.), but are novice runners. Therefore, you should be able to walk briskly for 30 minutes several times a week before you start this program. If you can't, start with

###### Is it possible to run 3.2 km in 15 minutes?

Absolutely yesAnd I speak from personal experience.Some things you must do.1.Tempo run.2.HIIT runs.100m sprint and 100m walk.Repeat for 20 minutes.Lets assume you start on Sunday: tempo run for 30 minutes at a reasonable pace where you can breathe easily.On Tuesday: 1 mile run and then 100m sprint and 100m walk. Repeat for 20

###### I've started running every day. Do I need to take days off to rest?

Rule of thumb: if you are pushing your boundary (of soreness, fatigue, endurance, or pain), you will need to take time off (be it days or mileage) to let yourself recover and not push yourself into a hole. If you feel like you aren't pushing any boundaries, you do not need time off --

###### My out-of-shape/resting-state run-time for a 5k is about 20-21 minutes, how much time can I reasonably expect to shave off of that time in three weeks of intense training?

Impossible to answer without knowing much about you. However a 20 minute 5k is already pretty fast, so you wouldn't be able to shave off much in three weeks.If this really is your ‘non-trained' time, you should consider joining a running club or something similar as you are naturally gifted and with training could become elite.

###### What are some tips for 5 km running in 25 minutes?

I have learned to solve every big problem by dividing it into smaller partsSo try to run a 1 km in under 5 min without losing breathe.Now do the same for 2,3,4,5 km over a period of weeks...what I mean is try 1 km for one week and then 2km the next week

###### What is your recovery routine from running 10 km every day?

I do not currently run 10km everyday but I used to last year. Here are some of the must do's for recovery:Proper Warm-up and Cool downs. It is very essential to warm-up for at least 15 minutes doing dynamic stretches to prevent injury and even improve performance. Also spend enough time to

###### Why do I feel so good after running?

many reasons. Endorphins are released into the blood strea, that carry throughout the body. But also, your accelerated heartbeat gets more blood flowing, more blood is getting into muscles that might otherwise be dormant.  Plus. running is great mental alone time. I feel better after running

###### Would running 7 miles once a week produce the same results as running 1 mile everyday?

They might produce some broadly similar overall results in terms of general conditioning, but they are different types of runs and would improve different aspects of your running.Running 7 miles straight once a week would most likely be done at

###### How to improve my running speed and stride

Hi,Cadence is the number of times your foot strikes the ground in a given time period, usually measured per minute. Your height, weight, leg and stride length and running ability will determine your optimal cadence. Everyday runners generally fall between 160-170 steps per

###### How to run 1 mile faster

Listen to your feet strike the ground. The louder they sound the more energy you lose when they strike the pavement. The quieter they are the less. Think how much a superball bounces and how quiet it is versus a softball which makes a lot more noise and bounces very little. The quieter your feet

###### How to run 6 km in 10 minutes

You can not. With training you can probably run a sub 5 minute mile in a couple of months depending on your level of fitness to start. Remember that running a distance of 6 km is an aerobic exercise. That means your body uses oxygen to do it. Sprinters who run 100m are doing an anaerobic

###### How come after I run 1 mile I'm exhausted but when I run 3 miles around the same pace I am half as tired than the 1 mile run?

There are different sorts of tiredness. I've been completely exhausted after an 800m (half mile) race. That kind of tiredness is major lactate build-up, and deep oxygen debt. There is an element of that in a 5000m (three miles) if you are racing at

###### How to run a mile and a half in 15 min

Running at 6 mph (a mile in 10 minutes, or 1.5 miles in 15 minutes) is not especially difficult. I'd venture to say that most people who can run at all can manage a 6 mph pace for a short distance. The trick, then, is sustaining that pace for 15 minutes.

###### How to run faster in 3 weeks

Most people would just tell you to practice running every day and you will get faster. That's partially true, but there are actually exercises that you can practice that will improve your speed over time. The overall concept is to practice sprints. Sprinting helps to create stronger muscles that are designed to produce speed. One of the best

###### I am a 2h half marathoner doing 80 to 100 km a month of training, mostly on flat surface outdoors. What's a good 3 week training plan for a hill half marathon?

Assuming the 3 weeks are in the middle of your training and not 3 weeks before the race, what I would do is pick one run a week where you can do hill repeats. Warmup for a mile or two, find a hill or street with good incline, run up

###### I have been running 3 miles for about a month now twice a week, plus 2 miles twice a week. Is it okay to jump from 3 miles to 5 miles?

How much were you running before that? Typically you build up your base over about 2–3 months. If you have just 1 month of running, I wouldn't make any huge increases for at least another month. Raising your weekly milage too fast is a good way to get injured, and then you will be running much less until

###### I have recently started running. But after running for 2 minutes or so I am facing a problem with my breathing. My breathing becomes so heavy that I stop for a while. What is the proper way to breathe while running?

The proper way to breathe is to breathe without thinking about it.I faced a similar problem when I started running. My track coach told me to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth. Little did I know at the time that I had a double deviated septum along with chronic sinusitis and

###### I have run eight marathons with my fastest at 4 hours and 59 minutes. During mile 16-21, I usually have to walk some. How do I finish stronger and finish with my best time possible?

There is no secret in lowering your marathon times, other than specific training, and lowering your times for the 10k.A lot of runners aiming to beat their marathon pb, no matter what time they are aiming for, run most of, or all their mileage at a set speed, you could call it junk mileage.Its

###### I ran a marathon a few months ago and my knee is still in pain when I run? Once I start running, I get a sharp pain that won't go away to the right of my knee cap. Does anyone know why? I'm dying to start running again!

I'd very much suspect Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Inflammation if it is the side of the knee. If it is center or behind knee cap then it could be Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. But personally seeing a professional that is also experienced with runners would

###### I run at a 11 minute mile pace. How can I raise this significantly in about 5 months?

You get better at anything you practice doing. In running, it's important to continue running regularly, as taking time off reduces the gains you've made. Injuries of course, can throw one off, but barring injury, it's vital that you run. If you want to increase your pace, you need to run

###### I want to start running every morning, what will this do for me physically and mentally?

It's well documented that exercise raises the body's metabolism for about 18 hours afterwards, and aerobic exercise increases dopamine production in the brain.   Here are a few short term changes you'd experience.  I can't speak about long term changes, but I hear that exercise is good for

###### If I am looking to build muscle and burn fat, is it better to run before or after exercising with weights?

If you're going to run, you should definitely do it after, but I don't think it makes much sense to be running if you're interested in fat loss. All of this nonsense about fat burning is pretty bunk. Fat loss is about insulin sensitivity, not calories.

###### If I can run one mile in 6.5 minutes how fast can I run 3?

Every person and every calculator is a bit different.  One rule of thumb that has worked for me is to expect an 8% reduction in pace for every doubling in distance.  That would give you a time of almost exactly 22:00 for three miles.  That's very consistent with my own experience as a still-developing runner - current

###### If I run 10 miles a day, when would I be ready to run a marathon?

Contrary to the other answers, I'm going to say: Yep, running 10 miles a day is a great way to train for a marathon. I ran the fastest marathon of my life by following just such a training regimen.You'll likely want to schedule a long run (15-20 miles) once a week.

###### What tips can you offer to run a mile and a half in under 15 minutes? How do I speed up?

The only real answer is improved fitness that comes from practice. First step is to be able to run continuously for those 15 minutes. Don't worry about pace or form (unless you are hurting yourself if course!), just run for as long as you can.When I started running the best advice I got was to stop worrying about

###### What training methods do you suggest to someone who's been living a sedentary lifestyle since about 2 years and now want to run a mile (1.6 km) under 6 minutes?

Depending on your fitness level, it could take you anywhere from 3 weeks to 10 weeks to get to that mark.A rough outline of a plan would be:Wake up early one fine day (no worries if it doesn't look fine, there is nothing called a fine day, it's just how

###### Why do I feel 'winded' after running?

I used to get that a lot. For me i just got used to running with my back straight and changing my posture which really helped. Im not sure why as i am in no way a medial expert, but i would guess it stretches your muscles and aid breathing. Remember to stretch properly when you finish your

###### Why do I no longer enjoy exercising?

Perhaps you have kept the same Routine for too long; perhaps you have lost track of the purpose of you exercising hence training but not getting rewarded with progress or short term goals; Perhaps you need to Train with a Partner that will motivate you and carry

###### Why do I run faster after leg workout?

Since your lower body muscles are already warmed up from the exercises you performed; this can equate to a better time when running. It is always recommended to perform dynamic stretching before a run/sprint to optimize performance, which in this case, you performed a long form of dynamic stretching from your exercises. In other words, your muscles are

###### Am I significantly reducing the benefits of my training by splitting my long run in two in an 8 hour window? For example, running 9 miles and then taking a 4 hour break and then running another 9 miles?

OK, a couple of thoughts for you.Yes, you are significantly reducing the benefits of your training by splitting your long run into two parts.Bill Squires, the coach of marathon great Bill Rodgers, said:

###### How to run a 5 minute mile

If you are in high school run track and cross country. If you are not or cannot that is ok. What ever your current best is the answer will be the same. You must up the intensity. All the 7 and 8 minute miles in the world

###### How to run a 6 minute mile if I am currently running an 8-minute mile

This is a tall order, but you can do it.First of all, remember that this kind of improvement takes most people a few years of consistent training. You should adjust your expectations accordingly.Second of all, keep in mind that most people do not accomplish this sort of thing alone. To improve your running speed

###### How to run 4 miles in less than 32 minutes in a training plan

This should be possible for you if you are a man under 40, or especially if you are under 30, and not heavy, and have some background in sports-especially sports that involve running or lots of movement. I don't want to say an

###### How to run longer distances fast? I'm trying to run 1.5 miles in 8 minutes and also to run 10 miles at 6 min pace

This is one of those cases where if you have to ask, you probably can't accomplish what you want to accomplish.For the most part, most people's times eventually improve after increasing the number of minutes they run each week. If

###### How many miles do I need to run before I can run a marathon?

In general, you need to be comfortable with running at least 20 miles. In order to be comfortable with running at least 20 miles, you need to do a lot of base mileage, building up to an average of at least 35 or 40

###### I am 14 years old and I run a 2:14 800m. what should I be able to run at the end of highschool?

While this a good time, what you should be able to run at the end of high school depends on how much training you've already had. If say you currently train regularly and are well-accustomed to the race and want to push yourself as far as possible you should aim for a

###### I am a track and field runner who wants to get into long-distance running. What can I do to maintain a comfortable speed for a long distance?

Learn to do track workouts with your regular running. At least one of the reasons Rodger Bannister was the first to break the 4 minute mile barrier was because he learned to do repeat 440 yards regularly in his training. He was a doctoral student

###### I have run anything from a 5k to a half marathon. My top mileage put in is 18 miles. Took 6 month hiatus and lost my running partner. How do I get back into loving running again?

Consider running for a cause. There are many charitable organizations that support team running. Part of the individual fund raising effort includes doing creative things such as social gatherings. If you like running partners, team running might be good. I did one and got some good professional training as well as meeting a few friends along the way.

###### I have the hardest time trying to run in the morning. Is there any tips that can help with start running in the morning?

First of all, I feel your pain. Running in the morning is hard for me, and I like to run. Yet, I've had successful seasons where I run regularly in the morning even in the cold and snowy months. Here's how I make it happen:Step 1: leave yourself no

###### I just started running again after many months yesterday, and today my legs are slightly sore. Is it safe for me to run again today?

Continue running. If you can walk, you can run. Soreness is sweet pain which is an indicator that you are becoming active after long or you are doing an exercise your body hasn't done for long. There are some medicines which one can take if the soreness is a lot, however if you can walk,

###### I just started running everyday, what sort of running apparel I should buy?

When I started running back in the early 90s, it was a pair of cotton shorts and a cotton t-shirt. Wicking fabrics hadn't really hit the market. And guess what? That attire took me through the English summers and winters with no discomfort

###### I'm fairly young, and am considering joining the military. I'm extremely scared at how fast people have to run the mile, and how there is so much exercise that involves so much muscle that I currently don't have. What should I do to prepare?

If you're concerned about your physical fitness then you should know that you're not going to be expected to be an Olympic athlete on the first day. The formation runs are typically in the 8 or 9 minute range per mile and what is

###### I'm running a marathon in the fall, should I focus on cardio or strength training to finish fast and strong?

Strength training doesn't hurt I guess but I would keep your training as specific as possible. Which in your case will mean putting the mileage in and actually running.For me long distance work is the last style of training I should be

###### I ran a mile in 7 minutes and 23 seconds. Is that good?

It's decent. At the peak of running days, I would average 5:40 per mile during a 3 mile timed run. Could I have gone faster? Possibly, but I run fastest when I'm trying to catch someone, once in front of the pack I would

###### I recently ran a 5:58 in my 1500 meter race (I'm 12). I'm pretty happy with my self. The season ends in around 3-4 weeks, and at that last meet, I want to run a sub 5:30 1,500 meter time. What do I need to do in order to accomplish this goal?

One of the most important things you need to achieve this time is the drive to do so. If you do not have the motivation, you will have already cut yourself short of achieving that time.It's not just mental game, though. You'll need to train for this. Talk

###### I run 5 miles in 33 minutes. Is that good enough?

That would be an average pace of 6 mins 36 seconds per mile which is good for a recreational, non-competitive runner and shows a good level of fitness. The average non-competitive male runs around a 8–9 minute mile pace over 10 km (6.2 miles)

###### I've been running for two years but I still suck. How do I get better?

What do you mean by suck? What are your goals what is your training what is your age and weight? You must be better now than before. The easiest way to get better is what we used to called LSD running ( long

###### I want to do a half marathon sub 2h running 3-4 times a week in 3 months, (I am turning 17 in march and max km per week has been 36) how can I get a good mileage?

36 km per week is quite low and to get below 2 hours you need to be running somewhere around 11 kph for the entire distance. It took me quite a while to condition my body to running given my age so you being 17 will be

###### I want to run at the age of 45. Is it possible?

Yes, especially if there are no contraindications by your doctor. Start out slow and be sure to warm up and cool down. Stay within your training zone. Whether you're doing cardio exercise for health, fitness, or weight loss, it's important

###### I want to start jogging/running every morning. What are some suggestions?

The answers to your questions would depend on what type of running you want to do. Are you trying to become a long distance runner or a sprinter or just run for good health?If for good health then

###### I was a daily, middle-distance runner for over 12 years, but stopped about a decade ago and have really struggled to re-develop that habit. Any tips on how can I start regularly running again and stick with it?

How do I get back into a great habit of running again? What a beautiful question. One that many of us can relate to. First thing is to not be too hard on yourself. Unfortunately, the hardest work of building

###### If I run 5 miles a day at roughly 8 minutes per mile, am I decently prepared for boot camp?

That's a pretty decent start. Maybe work on getting your speed up though? I had a way of increasing speed and distance that worked wonders for me, and I can share that here. I can't speak to the rigors of

###### I'm 13 years old and run a mile in 6:10, I want to get a 5 minute mile in about 6 months from now, how can I improve my mile time to 5 mins?

I was able to crack 6 minutes at my peak and get down to about 5:30 in my first mile, and that was in my 30s.It's a good idea to do some weightlifting to build up strength, squats, dead lifts, etc. Speed comes from strength.The real keys

###### I'm a 16 year old 98 pounds and 5'3. Do you think if I lose 3 pounds I'll run faster. (Long distance XC and track runner.)?

No. Yes? It depends on your current weight and times, and you body shape, etc.When I was in 7–8 grade, I gained 25 (from 85 pounds at 4'11, to 110 pounds at 5'0) pounds over the summer, and my mile time went from 5:45 to 5:13, and my sprint speed got a lot faster.

###### I'm training for a long distance trail race. If I go for a long hike of X miles one week, how many miles should I subtract from my planned running for that week?

You've got the right idea. It's best to backwards plan. I like to break things down into phases (see periodization). First phase could be a strength building phase. It could be high reps resistance training for 4 weeks. Phase two would be less resistance training and more cardio for 4

###### Is a 5 minute mile good for my first ever mile race? I am 15 and started running training 6 months ago.

Yes, that's very good. However, if you want to improve, you will need to continue to train consistently. Make sure to run over the summer. At some point, you want to be hitting 50 miles a week. Make sure you're getting enough

###### I've been running 4 kms daily. So far I've lost 1.3 kgs in 45 days, which seems to be a poor return. What's the best way to get out of this plateau? How can I improve my weight loss efficiency?

Effective Weight Loss StrategyBy running 4 km daily I lost only 1.3 Kg in 45 days! This is a common complaint. I had a friend who used to run 16 km for 6 days a week and up to 30 km on Sundays. The maximum distance I ran at a stretch was 8 km. My friend had more

###### My current half marathon time is 1:57. How to reduce 15 minutes to finish half marathon in 1:42?

My first half marathon was 1:56.  My last was 1:30.  Here's what I learned along the way.I never believed that I was a runner.  Even now I still struggle to consider myself a runner though I run 30-40 miles per week..most of which are below 7 mins per mile.  Growing up I

###### What's a good running plan for someone normal weight wanting to get into long distance running?

I am assuming you are not currently running. Downlaod any c25k plan .. couch potato to 5k. There are many on the web and all of them are similar. You should be able to get one free. I started to run in

###### When I run HMs, I run first 6 miles at 8.30-9mph. However I drop speed drastically (9.30-10mph) the next 6-7 miles. What do I need to improve speed of 2nd half of the run?

The question is confusing because, as written, it would indicate that you are running the second half faster than the first...more than 10% faster. However, assuming the question is correct and the numbers wrong, then the way to speed up

###### Why do I feel like I can run 3 miles for some days and others I cannot even reach a mile?

We all have good days and bad days.That being said, on your bad days, you probably could run 3 miles, if you focused better.On the days you feel you

###### Why do I feel so good after running?

many reasons. Endorphins are released into the blood strea, that carry throughout the body. But also, your accelerated heartbeat gets more blood flowing, more blood is getting into muscles that might otherwise be dormant.  Plus. running is great mental alone time. I feel better after running than I often do after a

###### Why do I have weeks when I can run 20 minutes and then sudden can't even run for more than 10 minutes?

I'd have to know a little bit about your exercise regimen to give you a really good answer here. The first two factors that come to mind are that (1) you may need to work on running more consistently (ie., every day) before you can expect to be able to do the same thing

###### Will running 5k every day at a comfortable pace make me fitter compared to running a 5k two or three times but pushing myself?

Well, it depends on your purpose and goals.Running 5 K everyday at the same pace will give you better endurance and aerobic condition in general, specially if it is a moderate pace. Building up miles will provide endurance and better cardio respiratory performance. You'll be doing

###### Would running 1km 5 times a day do the same as running 5km all at once?

Theoretically, sure, but in practice, no.There are multiple factors that you have to consider, mainly time availability, but there are 2 factors that you have to consider.Accumulated fatigueCardiovascular enduranceFirst thing to realize is that if you're running 1km 5 times per day, then you'll be able to exert a greater level of intensity in

###### How long until I can run 2 miles without stopping, I've been running/walking 2.5 miles 3 times a week for 2 months and I'm not fat?

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who spent his career studying cardio exercise and its effects, developed a point system to measure the cardio effects of different exercises at various durations and intensity levels. He recommends a minimum of 35 points per week for

###### I have good upperbody strength (can do 50 pushups in a single rep) but I can't run more than 500 m (7 minutes).How could I be able to run 1 mile in 6 to 7 minutes?

The way you get better at running is by doing more running.Start by running short distances, then gradually increase your mileage.The number one correlator with fast running is how much weekly mileage you do.So start racking up those miles-it doesn't really matter how fast you run in training-and watch your mile time start to drop.Warning:

###### I run 3km every day. Am I fit?

I used to run 16 kilometers every other day. That's my bragging right. Fitness is basically defined by however you want to define it for yourself. I personally have said that as long as I have abs and can run pretty much as long as I want, I'm fit. As long as I can crank

###### I run 9 miles every day and swim 3x per week, but am unable to run faster than an 11 min mile. What can I do to improve my running fitness?

Generally speaking running long distances at a slower pace will help build your aerobic capability. In your case though it sounds like something is holding you back...after reading your comments you are very winded running a 10 minute mile. This is abnormal for someone that runs 9 miles

###### If I ran a 400 meter sprint at full speed 5 times a week, by how much would my time improve?

You probably wouldn't improve.As other people have stated, there are three problems.DistanceEffortRecoveryDistanceWhen you are running a distance like 400 meters, you train with longer distances so that your body sets this longer distance as the limit. If you only train

###### I'm 18. If I run a mile everyday would I be able to run a mile at 100-years-old?

First, get yourself to live to be 100. Eat fruits and vegetables. No one ever says eat less of them. Make sure you sleep 8 hours of sleep each night. Here's a guy who ran a marathon at age 92. Fauja

###### I'm a beginning runner and my lower back always hurts, always. What's wrong and how do I fix this?

My answer, as always, is general and not intended to replace proper medical advice. If the symptoms are really bothering you, you should see your doctor to rule out any underlying conditions (for example, kidney problems). He or she might send you on