after pregnancy seem to suggest that they can.Vicki SmithAge: 38 Children: One (Joe, 13 months)PBs before children: 5 miles – 34:59; 10K – 43:49; half-marathon – 1:40:50PBs after children: 5 miles – 34:46; 10K – 43:00; half-marathon – 1:40:12“I had
Q I recently started training more heavily for some upcoming 5Ks and 10Ks. I run six days a week, including speedwork. Im a fit 24-year-old, but Ive noticed my sex drive flagging. Could my running be causing this?A There certainly can be a
Q I often suffer from stomach pains when running. Ive tried antacid tablets, but without success. The pain sometimes eases when I bend over. I think that Im eating correctly and not too soon before running. What do you suggest I do to solve the problem? A When you have food i...
Q After suffering from some internal bleeding, I underwent a series of medical tests. These showed that all my baseline bio-readings were normal, but that my liver is larger than average, which my doctors suggest could be the cause of the bleeding. I know distance runners develo...
– will occur. If peak flow is reduced by more than 10 per cent by exercise, your GP will diagnose EIA.The cause of EIA is unknown, though low air humidity and temperature may act as triggers. Conversely, inhaling warm humid air will lessen the chance
Q After my long runs, I stretch and then hop straight into the shower. But when I get out of the water I sometimes suffer a fever-like chill. I have to get under the duvet for 15-20 minutes before Im back to normal. Whats going on?A When you
as a preventative or to help recovery from a bout of cold or flu. Research has also shown that patients recovered three times faster when they took 150-300mg of elderberry extract four times a day, while nasturtium fights upper respiratory tract
Q I gave birth nine weeks ago, and before this I was running up to eight miles every day. I went for my first run the other day and felt dreadful. I want to run a 10K in a couple of months, before tackling a half-marathon in the autumn. I
Q No matter what the weather hot or cold, dry or wet my nose drips constantly as I run. As youd expect, its a serious nuisance. What could be causing this problem? Could it be something in my diet?A Youre not alone. Nasal discharge becomes a persistent problem for many r...
Q I have recently discovered that when Im training and racing hard I end up suffering from a terrible sore throat. I eat a well balanced diet, take multi-vitamins and have tried echinacea. Should I take antibiotics, cut down on the alcohol I dont think I drink excessively fo...
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