Ask Your Running Questions Here

If you have any running questions, this is where you might find answers to them.

The aim of this page is to be a support to other runners, especially older runners, so please don't be shy about asking a question. All questions are important!

Feel free too to add your comments or suggestions to already asked questions. The more responses there are, the more helpful it can be.

As this page is quite new, I am only just building up the Q&A. There are 2 ways to find what you want on this page. Firstly you can scroll down the list of already asked questions below or secondly you can complete the form underneath and set up a new question.

Ask your running questions

Ask anything you like about running whether it is about running basics, training, running kit or you just need some running advice.

Running Questions asked by others

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Hitting the Proverbial Wall Much too Early 
Hello I'm 59 year old male. Currently I consider myself in decent shape having been running 22-23 miles per week. For the shorter runs of 3-4 miles, …

MAF Technique - Walk/Run and Number of Hours 
Hi, Male, 44, 250lbs. I started training for a sprint triathlon a few years ago, and increased distance every year to do a ½ IM last year. I trained hard, …

Embarrassing problem 
55 years old male only got back to jogging after gym closure due to COVID. I am wondering if anyone experience the need to release their bowels once they …

Knee Problems 
I am 55 and have been running long distances for almost all my life. (Approx 40 marathons, 2 ultras) Within the last year,my knees are starting to ache …

Feeling leg tiredness reducing the length of my runs 
I have recently started running 3 months ago. I ran a mile a day for 3 weeks mostly everyday, then 1 and half miles for 3 weeks 4 or 5 times es a week. …

Persistent Side Stitches when Running 
I've been running for over 25 years, including doing 5 marathons and countless other races. I broke two ribs five months. After recuperating for a couple …

Late Night Running Nutrition  
Hi. I am a 36 year old endurance runner and mom of 3 little ones. I have to squeeze in a run whenever I can and what works with my schedule nowadays …

Headphone pain 
Ok, this is the definition of a first world problem. Does anyone else get ‘callouses’ and really tender, painful insides of their ears with in-ear sports …

Returning to runner @65 
I was forced to stop running @ 55 due to heel bump. I turned to an elliptical. Now @ 65 heel completely healed, can I try running? Nicole's reply: …

Arthritis in big toe 
I have been advised by my podiatrist to get a shoe with less flexible sole as I have arthritis in my big toe. I have been using asics 2000gt for years …

How concerned should I be about the health effects of runner's diarrhea? 
I am a relatively healthy woman in my early 50’s. I have been long-distance running for about 30 years, and I still struggle with runner’s diarrhea. …

Running a Marathon in late 60's? 
I am 69 and a regular runner. I have run 3 Half Marathon this year (PB 2:13:07) plus a number of 10K, 5miles etc. I am really thinking of stepping up to …

I'm finding my long runs hard 
QUESTION: Hi, Thank you for this page! I'm 54 and out of solidarity with my daughter, 24, who is struggling with depression, I signed up for the …

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