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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Ask the Coach: Wisdom for the Change

Do you have any words of wisdom for a wannabe ultrarunner who is also negotiating the minefield of menopause? My goal is to be vertical at the finish line and still be running in 10 years.
—Terri Dumas, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

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Ask the Coach: Minutes to Miles?

I work out on an elliptical trainer and would like to know how to count those “miles” in my running log?
—Paul Siegferth Jr., Akron, OH

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Ask the Coach: Aging Fast

I want to continue distance running as I age, but what can I do to maintain my speed and avoid the shuffle?
—Lee Marvin, Los Angeles, CA

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