>Cross Training>Interesting Article on Strength vs. Cardio
Think Whirled Peas
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
Barefoot and happy
My sport's your sport's punishment
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5K run 10K run 20K run 30K run
sub 30 min 5K sub 55min 10K
Different folks will have differently weighted interests, but there is something to be said for balance.
"I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong."--Bertrand Russell
The average American is so pathetically unfit and overweight that it seems to me discouraging ANY kind of exercise in favor of another totally misses the mark. Especially when some of the key conclusions are drawn from observing the physiques of a group of weight lifters compared to a group of aerobics class participants.
The whole idea is that adults obsess too much about the sports they participate in and forget to just go have fun.
The Logic of Long Distance
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
The reasons: Many exercises that are good for the heart are hard on the joints. And cardio training without muscle conditioning leads to loss of muscle and bone density as well as fat, experts say.
Hi Cynthia, A 200 calories RMR increase sounds great. I am curious how you determined that your RMR increased by that amount. Also, how exactly is burning calories through an increased RMR better than calories burned through increased phsical activy (e.g., through running)? It takes me less than 2 miles of running to burn 200 calories. I am averaging a deficit of 750 calories per day (1.5 pounds of fat loss per week), mostly through running. How much weight training would I have to do to increase my RMR by 750 calories?