Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?

Isn't this a F&N question? Or is this a proof of concept for merging the two per the meta discussion? I almost flagged it before I noticed it was posted by a mod.

Based on this answer: https://sports.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4/183 it seems like recreational running is off-topic.

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I'll talk with Ivo to see if he feels it match on F&N..

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    F&N wants it... I'll try to migrate it :-) Mar 19, 2012 at 20:42
  • If you're able to migrate it let me know how that's done - I'd like to be educated on the process.
    – jamauss
    Mar 19, 2012 at 20:49
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    It turns out to be real easy. Just close the question as "Off topic" and specify "belongs to...". That's it.. Mar 19, 2012 at 21:06
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    great, thanks. I'm coming to understand the difference between Sports.SE and Fitness.SE better now too.
    – jamauss
    Mar 19, 2012 at 21:08

This was my question.

Now that you brought it up - it looks like there is a question on F&N that would be suitable to merge mine with: https://fitness.stackexchange.com/q/115

Unfortunately, there is no way (that I can see) to merge a question from one site with another. If there is, please let me know (I'm new to the SE sites and being a mod). Otherwise, what would the correct action to take on the question now? Close it?

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    That's something we would do on our end after the migration. :)
    – Matt Chan
    Mar 20, 2012 at 1:35

Is “Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?” on-topic?

As stated elsewhere on meta(1)(2), recreational running is off-topic. We allow running questions if they are "specifically about the competitive aspect of the sport.(1)" Running technique for the overweight isn't explicitly nor specifically about the competitive aspect of running.

In any case, this type of question is better suited for Fitness SE.

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