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Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running.

Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running.

Ease in What's so bad about going out too fast? It depends on the distance, says Foster. In a 5K , you'll flood your muscles with by-products of burning glucose faster than your body is able to clear them, forcing you to slow. Go out too fast in a warm 10K and you'll boost your core temperature too soon, making the last miles miserable. In a half or full marathon , you'll use up too much muscle glycogen early on, forcing your body to burn fat for fuel, which takes longer to convert to energy. Even during a training run, an overzealous start can leave you struggling to finish. RELATED: Steal Meb Keflezighi's training secrets in Meb for Mortals To avoid this, warm up, says Coach Eladio Valdez III, of Kansas City—based Runner's Edge. The shorter the event, the longer your warmup should be. For long runs, and half or full marathons, "warm up" by running the first miles slower ...

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