Couple of questions regarding running

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  1. tommitls

    tommitls New Member

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    I started running a couple of months ago, mainly for cardio and some fat loss. At the moment, I'm running 2 miles in about 15-18 minutes. My questions are:

    1. I normally run at night. Is there a difference running when the sun is out and it's warmer? I know I'd probably sweat more, but is there much of a workout difference?

    2. Should I try to run my 2 miles faster or go for 3 miles @ the current speed I run?

    Any other running tips would help. Thanks alot!
     
  2. 1.8t

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    If you wanna drop more water weight run during the day.
     
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    The air is normally cleaner early in the morning so it would be healthier to run then. Also, running is for weenies. If you want to do cardio go fuck a fat chick.



    edit: I'd say run 3 miles, the longer you run the longer your heart rate is elevated which is better.
     
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    depends, what is your goal? Seeing as you track your times is it time or burning calories?

    If its burning calories then run 3miles at that pace
     
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    My goal is mainly fat loss.. so I assume a longer distance would be better?
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    :werd: or HIIT
     
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    running in the heat would definitely help to lose water weight, It will also help you lose weight because of the increase work load you have to do becuase it's hot out, which leads to a higher heart rate, if your goal is to lose weight then run the 2 mile at a higher intensity, or even to intervals, running hard for a mile then jogging or fast walking for a quarter and running for a mile, and do that for a total of 5-6 miles, this increases the over all work load, basically do things at a high intensity and keep your heart rate up
     
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    No workout difference based on time of day.

    Run farther. You only burn ~100 cals/mile.
     
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    The air is polluted no matter what time of day it is :ugh:
    Air is air no matter what unless you're sitting behind an exhaust pipe. Distance > time for weight loss.
     
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    He's right though, there are fewer emissions in the air in the AM.
     
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    and where did you get your environmental degree from?
     
  12. NeilsDman

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    Highschool chemistry class biatch.
     
  13. lil*o*g

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    Also try speed intervals. Run at a certain pace, speed up for a few, then slow back down to your normal pace.
     
  14. Godspeed

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    beat me to it.

    try mixing it up. If you have a three day running split, you could do a 3 mile run @ 8 min steady pace, then the next day run varying sprints (something like 1 [email protected]%, 2 200m @90%, 4 [email protected]%. also throw in some stair/hill sprints), then finally you could do a 2-3 mile run for max time.

    it should do a better job at weight management then running long at a slow pace. it'll make you a better runner and it may actually make running fun :eek:
     
  15. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I would definitely lengthen the amount of time you're running. At LEAST three miles.
     
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    It seems to me that I get better results if I run in the morning. I just feel much more energetic throughout the day which I'm guessing helps burn more calories (I always feel a little sluggish if I don't get my a.m. workout in)... Not sure if there really is a difference, or if it is mostly just in my head...
     
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