Ask the Coach: HR Monitors; When to Retire Shoes

Matt Hart addresses the value of training with heart-rate monitors; battling upper-body soreness; determining when to replace running shoes

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Ask the Coach: Gluten, Ripped in 30; Runner's Fatigue

Problems with gluten; Using strength workouts to become a better runner; Blood tests when experiencing fatigue

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Ask the Coach: Dizziness, Zero-Drop Shoes and Recovery Runs

Experiencing dizziness after 20 miles; the merits of zero-drop running shoes; the usefulness of recovery runs

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Ask the Coach: Heart's Aflutter

During a recent trail race, as I attempted to tackle the first climb, I could tell that lactic acid was beginning to gush into my bloodstream. My heart rate was out of control. What should I do?

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Ask the Coach: Get Pumped

What is the best way to incorporate weight training into a running week?
—John Hite, Denver, CO

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Ask the Coach: Losing it

How quickly do you lose your performance ability if you stop exercising for, say, a couple of weeks?
—Michael May, Boulder, CO

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