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1. Multiple of run, see there.
2. Popular for diarrhea, usually expressed as 'the runs'.
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Q. How long should I run on a treadmill to start seeing weight loss? I'm around 240 lbs and 5'11. I started weight loss training about 2 months ago and just realized that I was neglecting cardio. I'm definitely seeing some differences from the weight training, but my extra fat is hiding the real changes. I know that it isn't an instant drop and I know that diet has everything to do with weight loss, but I do a run/walk for about 30 minutes and feel like it is doing nothing. Any help is appreciated.

A. For starters, I would say 3 to 4 times a week at 4 mph should be good, but it depends on your level of fitness. If you can't manage a consistent jog or run for more then a couple of minutes, start off by walking incline and doing short intervals until you can sustain a longer run.

You can also try HIIT, high intensity interval training, which only requires 10 to 15 minutes of your time about 2 to 3 times a week. This will get you results but IS DANGEROUS. I would consult a professional before trying HIIT.

I would say to continue to lift or perform resistance training in conjunction with cardio and you will see better results then if you only did one type of workout.

Q. i want to run a 5k. how should i train?

A. first of all- congratulations! way to go! pick a target and stick to it!
now, it really depends on your abilities now. start running 1k. see how long it takes you. then try it again 3-4 times see that your time is getting better. then do a 1.5k, do that 3-4 times too. then 1.750 and from now on every 2-3 runs go up in 250 m. but you should run no more no less then 3 times a week. don't forget stretching after and warm up. good luck!!

Q. How to design and run a Ambulance Service effectively. Different Models, Costs, Safety features, Planning, Strategy, Promotions, Partnerships, Risks etc...

A. Hmm... this website ( ) contains a lot of information about how to run an ambulance service, from addresses to fee tables.

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Let us try this public opinion by another test, which is important in three points of view: first, as showing how desperately timid of the public opinion slave-owners are, in their delicate descriptions of fugitive slaves in widely circulated newspapers; secondly, as showing how perfectly contented the slaves are, and how very seldom they run away; thirdly, as exhibiting their entire freedom from scar, or blemish, or any mark of cruel infliction, as their pictures are drawn, not by lying abolitionists, but by their own truthful masters.
East, still doing the cicerone, pointed out all the remarkable characters to Tom as they passed: Osbert, who could throw a cricket-ball from the little-side ground over the rook-trees to the Doctor's wall; Gray, who had got the Balliol scholarship, and, what East evidently thought of much more importance, a half-holiday for the School by his success; Thorne, who had run ten miles in two minutes over the hour; Black, who had held his own against the cock of the town in the last row with the louts; and many more heroes, who then and there walked about and were worshipped, all trace of whom has long since vanished from the scene of their fame.
But before he had finished speaking, Prince Andrew, feeling tears of shame and anger choking him, had already leapt from his horse and run to the standard.
When he ventured to run abreast of the older wolf (which was seldom), a snarl and a snap sent him back even with the shoulder again.
Run along and mind your business.' At such a speech, I can almost see those poor fellows running like the wind.
We ran for the river--where else were we to run? And after us came the warriors.
He had kept the door so long; but one of the seamen, while he was engaged with others, had run in under his guard and caught him about the body.
The Scoodlers who had thrown their heads began to scramble down and run to pick them up, with wonderful quickness; but the one whose head Toto had stolen found it hard to get it back again.
"Now," says the duke, "after to-night we can run in the daytime if we want to.
He made up his mind to run down that night to me, in order, as he says, to see the Things before they were killed.
When he fell over the roots of a tree and in falling struck his head, he arose and tried to run on again.
So he hurried after the Doctor and told him to run.