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    I think whats important to note here, is that running in the shape you are in, is likely equivalent to what walking does for me. As my fitness level improves, I will need to start jogging at a steady pace to achieve the same heart rate. If it feels good, and like another poster stated, not falling in the 'chronic cardio, more is more' category, you are still WELL within the PB guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_Kavadlo View Post
    I love distance running! I also love sprinting!
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by annahiggie View Post
    I totally agree - my body/brain resists the sprints after about 4 or 5, so theres an internal argument going on inside me. The disciplined side is saying 'sprint!' sprint!, 1 min! 6 more! etc' and I just don't want to. It feels too orderly and dull and unspontaneous. Thats why I like to surprise myself, if you will, with spontaneous sprints within a longer run. I really like the term 'surges' !. When I read that it really resonated with me, its the perfect way of describing it...
    Yes I love the word 'surge'! Putting the sprints inside the longer runs also forces me to slow down my overall pace. I tend to increase my pace as the run progresses, to the point where all of a sudden I realize Im going to fast, and I try to avoid this now. Its habit though, especially for any one that is used to racing. By adding those sprints in, I am guaranteed to go slower in order to recover in between surges.

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