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    can you improve running endurance without "chronic cardio"??

    i usually do 1-2 ten minute sprint sessions each week, and a lot of walking, but i can not run far at all. my national guard recruiter told me to start out slowly jogging a half mile, 3 times per week to start with and build my way up to 3/4 miles and so on. i'm going to have to do so much running in my future, so does it matter if i start doing it right now??

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    Just go running dude.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread69809.html

    then read about about how sprinting improves endurace and how to start running.

    And FFS you are joining the forces and you are worried about choronic cardio :rolls eyes:
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    Didn't I already answer this question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    Try to run 3x a week. Sprints 1x, Medium distance 1x (2 miles) and long distance 1x (4-5 miles).
    Just work on over all muscular fitness, not just push ups. Weights are fine.
    There it is, yes that says you need to run a 4 mile run at least once a week.
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    I used to Crossfit alot (dont anymore) had awesome conditioning, but HATED running, I have never been good at it, or should I say not efficient, even in my youth and playing high school sports. Avoided it all cost and honestly we just dont run alot here in the winter here in Alaska.

    If there was a running element in a workout it was usually replaced with a c2 Rower. I'm in the military and it requires running unfortunately.

    With that being said the only way I ever got better at running was to dedicate some extra time to it, and train for my specific goals which are a 1.5 mile AirForce PT test. Outside of the military I dont run, plain and simple. I started running, and within 2 months went from a 14 min 1.5mile time, to 10:38 1.5 mile time. I did this utilizing sprints, 400m sprint 400m jog, etc.....build your way up.

    I guess what Im trying to say is that metabolic conditioning will increase your endurance levels to an extent. However, the only correct way to get good at something is to train in that element. Nothing is easy, if your wanting to be good at something, DO IT.

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    thanks guys. and yes, tribal rob, is right, that happens to me too often haha great tips, all of you!

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    I've found that doing CrossFit-style workouts -- i.e. ones that get my heartrate up to what it would be if I was running (not sprinting, running) seem to help, but YMMV. I had to take some time off from running due to a sprained ankle, but I did what I could (air squats, bicycle, etc) during those 3-4 weeks and I haven't had any setbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyMac703 View Post
    I've found that doing CrossFit-style workouts -- i.e. ones that get my heartrate up to what it would be if I was running (not sprinting, running) seem to help, but YMMV. I had to take some time off from running due to a sprained ankle, but I did what I could (air squats, bicycle, etc) during those 3-4 weeks and I haven't had any setbacks.
    The problem with that, is it doesn't teach someone to run. Especially someone who has never really ran before. It's great conditioning, but it's not running. He needs specific training vs general training.
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