Great info! I recently ran my first (and only) marathon and boy, am I glad that training is over. Now, I'm trying to figure out a way to continue running, but at an intensity low enough to be burning mostly fat while keeping cortisol as low as possible. I still want the cardio benefits for the ole heart and lungs, of course - not to mention my brain, as running is free therapy for me. (I'll also be sprinting once a week just as soon as it's not 75 degrees with 55% humidity at 5am here) I'm wondering how to get the best bang for my buck out of my runs - a 4 mile jog/run at a moderate pace has been what I've been doing 4 times a week, but I'm wondering if I should even trim them down to 3 mile runs here and there.
Originally Posted by jsa23
Any recommendations? (I also do Pilates, some weights and lots of body weight "stuff" consistently) I'm basically trying to find a happy place where I'm getting the good stuff without the bad - trying to tweak distance and speed to get there....
Last edited by GoJenGo; 08-28-2011 at 07:39 AM.
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