Running Questions Answered

Your Running Questions Answered – Ask Coach Tief About All Things Running

Do you want your running questions answered?  This section of tips4running.com is for you.  Through my contact page, I get a lot of questions about all things running.  I think I would get many more with a more inviting page, so here it is.

There is one subject about running that I won’t give you advice on. I am not a doctor so I can’t answer injury related questions, SO DON’T ASK! If you have a question about an injury, your best bet is to see a sports medicine physician, athletic trainer, or physical therapist.

To get your running questions answered, just fill in the form below. You should get a response to your inquiry in less than a week.
Running Questions Answered

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Parent 
My daughter is a junior in high school. For the last two years she has been running cc as the lead runner on the team with times between 19:50 and 20:30. …

Cross Country First Time 
Will I survive Cross Country? Hello, I joined Cross Country for my first semester at my community college, and I am kind of afraid because I have never …

Getting back into running after being sick 
I am finally just getting over a pretty bad flu/cold that lasted around three weeks. But now I am having a very difficult time getting back into running …

400 meter dash  
I am a female, freshman and running a 1:01.41 400 as of my last meet. I’ve only had 4 meets this season and know I can go faster, but I only have until …

400m-800m  
I’m a freshman in high school and I run the 400m and 800m. My 400m PR:56.34 and 800m PR: 2:23.1. My question is how much anaerobic/aerobic training should …

How can i break the 800m school record over the course of one year? 
Hey coach, love your tips videos. i come to you with a very challenging and honorable question. How do i break my high school’s 800m record over one year? …

Miler 
I am 12yrs old and I am racing the mile at league finals in twelve days. I have run a 6:05 but need to run at least a 5:53 to win. Is it possible to improve …

Cross Country for Kids 
Hiya My niece has just been selected for Cross Country for her school and we’ve been told she’s got good pace & natural ability. We’ve also been told …

Endurance base and speed work 
Dear Coach, I have a 13 year-old daughter who gets a lot of intense endurance training in swimming. She is also interested in running cross country, but …

I want to start track in high school? 
Hi! So next year I will be a freshman in high school and I really want to try out for track. The thing is, I have never done track before or anything …

BURNOUT 
I train often durring the preseason and try to pack on the miles and turn on the speed. However, I often find my self peaking early in the season and feel …

Exercises To Prevent Stress Fractures 
I run xc and track in high school. the training is very high mileage and it’s really tough. many of my teammates have gotten injured, most of the injuries …

Getting back out there help  
Hi I have run on and off for 4 years and done a few 5 ks and a 10 a couple of years Ago. I would say I was not quite upto intermediate standard now …

Need an honest answer please 
I am a mother of a XC and distance track runner. He runs the 1600 and 3200 for track, sometimes the 4×8 or 800 (though he really doesn’t like running those …

Shorts ? Skorts? 
It’s an embarrassing question, but I’m sure I’m not the only one. I’m not overweight(female 5’6, 125#) BUT my thighs rub together when running. …

Picking Up the Pace 
In cross country I was never killed at the end of races, but I just never felt like I could pick up the pace. It just felt hard to pick it up faster. I’ve …

Naturally Slow Runner? 
Hey Coach! First of all, I would like to say thank you for the all the effort you put into this website and your YouTube channel. They have been a …

Training for the military 
I’m currently enlisting into the USAF, in the battlefield airmen career field which has heavy emphasis on running, I am at mostly a loss In finding information …

Training for the military 
My name is Charles Ruppert, I live close to the area and I was wondering if you had the time for a few questions you could answer. I’m currently enlisting …

Breathing Easier 
This season was the first season that I ran cross country. Though I was not great I did not give up. I runnig track and I want to know how to increase …

Did I qualify for Boston???? 
I’m new to running so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I ran the Richmond Marathon in November of this year. I’m a 49 year old female and …

1500 college race 
Hello coach, I am community college runner. My freshman season I ran a 5:35 1500, but now that my sophomore track season is about to start, do I have …

Minimalist Cross Country Shoes 
My son is just finishing up his first year of cross-country in high school. Out of ignorance on my part, he has done all his training in Nike Free 3.0’s, …

Cycling’s Affect on Marathon Times 
Hi, I was wondering how cycling will affect my running times. I’ve been trying to train for a marathon for two years, but the farthest I’ve run is 9.8 …

This article was written by David Tiefenthaler, the founder and main contributor for Tips4Running.com. In addition to running, he’s also an author, and a full time teacher.

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