Joyce Ng

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Ankle Pain After Starting to Run

Does an ankle injury mean no more running?<p><i>Hi, my name is Jenny and I am new to running. I decided I needed to get back into shape after years of not doing anything. I am 34 and 140 pounds. I started running at the end of October of this year. I was feeling great and getting up at 5 a.m. every day</i> …

Running

What Are the Right Walking and Running Speeds?

As fitness levels improve, you will need to walk or run faster and longer for continued fitness gains.<p><i>I will be turning 40 this year and I am overweight. I’m 5’7’ and weigh 195 lbs and I just started the Couch-to-5K program. I make sure I stretch before and after my work out. I do my regiment every</i> …

Marathons

How Can I Beat Sore Feet on Longer Runs?

It could be an issue with shoes or foot strength.<p><i>I'm 50 years old, 6'1”, and 265 pounds. I run, swim, and resistance-train as a part of my overall fitness regimen. My most frequent distance is three miles. Occasionally, I'll go 4.5 to five miles. After mile four, my Achilles and feet get sore. It’s</i> …

Marathons

Is a Beginner Training Program Too Easy?

I want to start running but the beginner's plan seems too slow.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I have never been a good runner, when I had to run at school I hated it because it made me feel really bad, physically. Otherwise I have never been very athletic but I'm not a complete couch potato either. I'm young and not really</i> …

Marathons

How Can I Relieve Toenail Pain After Running?

Keeping toenails short and unpainted can help them stay healthy.<p><i>I get painful toenails when I run they seem better after I cut them back but begin to hurt as they grow out again. I find it hard to cut them every day. Any ideas for me?<br>—Jenny</i><p>Dear Jenny,<p>This is a pretty common complaint among my …

Marathons

How to Add Weeks to a Marathon Training Plan

Have extra time before your fall race training is set to begin? Here's what to do with it.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>I’m following a marathon training plan that is 18-weeks long.</i> …

Marathons

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

Marathons

Muscle Feedback: The Key to Fatigue?

A study explores communication between muscle and brain at the point of exhaustion.<p>If I put you on a treadmill and ramp up the speed to a challenging level, you will eventually have to hop off or hit the emergency stop button. But why? What is it, precisely, that determines the moment where you …

Tips for Traveling Runners

Here's how to stay on track when you're away from home.<p><i>I just graduated from college and got hired on to a new job that involves weekly travel. I’m thrilled for the employment and next chapter in my life, but I’m also a little concerned about getting in my runs on the road. Do you have any tips for</i> …

Fitness

Does Adversity Make You A Better Runner?

A new study suggests life’s difficulties may help us deal with future physical and mental stress.<p>Though no fun at the time, experiencing some hardship in life can give you a reserve of resiliency to call upon in the future, say, when a long run gets tough or you’re suffering through the final miles …

Why Am I Exhausted After Long Runs?

I need a better postrun recovery routine for my long training runs.<p><i>Hello!</i><p><i>I am a new runner - I began running regularly about a year ago and completed my first race (a 10K) in October. I'm currently in the midst of training for my first half marathon, which is at the end of May. When I first started</i> …

Marathons

Weight Gain Linked To Increases In Impulsivity

Changes in personality may lead to weight increases.<p>When it comes to weight, the body and mind work together closely: Obesity is associated with poor body image, and depression is associated with an increased risk for weight gain. A study published in <i>Psychological Science</i> investigated whether …

Psychology

Risk Factors for Injury in New Runners

Study identifies an easygoing personality as a leading risk factor.<p>If you're a new runner who is easygoing, overweight and 55 years old, you might get injured more easily than a fellow new runner who is an uptight, lean, 35-year-old, according to a study published in the <i>Orthopaedic Journal of</i> …

Marathons

How Muscles Affect Stride Rate

Future research may help save quads during downhill miles.<p>In the the-more-we-understand-running, the faster-we’ll-be-able-to-run category, a new study in the <i>Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology</i> dug into the role muscles play in determining optimal stride rate, or how fast your legs turn over …

Exercise

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

Marathons

Goal of Eating More Protein Linked to Weight Loss

Middle-aged women who focused on protein intake succeeded in losing weight.<p>There are at least as many diet plans as there are dieters. According to a survey published in the <i>Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior</i>, one successful tact might be having "eating more protein" as a guiding goal.<p>In …

Nutrition

How Can I Train for an 8K?

I’m just beginning to run and want to run an 8K.<p><i>My name is Steffany and I was cruising the Internet looking for tips on how to train for an 8K. The first race I'm interested in will take place in about 9 weeks. I've decided recently to get back into the gym and have only been gyming it for 10 days</i> …

Is Your Injury Caused by Pace or Distance?

Study categorizes the most likely contributor to common running injuries.<p>You've probably heard that many running injuries stem from "training errors," or increasing mileage or intensity too quickly. Is it possible to fine-tune that admittedly broad diagnosis? Is it possible to categorize running …

Marathons

Why Do My Calf Muscles Cramp When I Run?

Causes could be muscles fatigue, dehydration or other syndromes.<p><i>Doc- Hope you can give me some advice on this. I have been experiencing cramps/spasms in my calves for about two years now. I am 43, and have been running competitively since I was 11. I never had these issues until I ran my first</i> …

Marathons

How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Coach Jenny offers 11 tips to help runners work toward this goal.<p><i>I, like many, am very motivated to qualify for the Boston Marathon after last week’s events. I’m currently 18 minutes away from that goal. Do you have any tips for shedding twenty minutes off my marathon finish time? I’ve run four</i> …

Marathons

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Marathons