Sunday: 13.August.2006

Legs Sore from Running Sprints (Cardio Exercise)

Regarding Friday's entry, about running sprints, to crank up the metabolism, in order to burn fat .. it's clear that running eight 1-minute sprints (in 16 minutes) is too much to begin with. (Way too much.)

I felt great while running (on the beach at Crystal Cove, sunset), but my legs were sore last few days. Real sore. Was hobbling around most of the weekend. Still sore today, not as badly, tho.

The muscles that connect the backs of your knees to your feet, including the calves & related tendons .. uh, I torqued those pretty good.

today's entry continued

Not sure what the answer is, but I think it would be better to start with, say, six (or eight) 30-second sprints, each followed by 1-minute of rest, and add 1 or 2 each week.

I enjoy how the body feels after a good, hard work-out. I call it 'pleasantly sore'. But if *pain* is the consequence, it's not likely you'll repeat the process .. no matter how good it feels while your bolting down the beach like a wild stallion (and that *does* feel good).

After reading a few more links from the search query for terms: lose fat cardio exercise sprint, it's clear that there's much conflicting information on the topic, yet everybody agrees that sprints are a great way to crank up your metabolism & burn fat.

When I was in my 20's, I used to run sprints up a (short, steep) hill, wearing ankle & wrist weights. Talk about an altered state of consciousness... Wheee!

The moral of the story (it's painfully clear) .. if you're over 40, you ain't the hot-rod you were in your 20's (jack).





Posted by Rad at August 13, 2006 08:41 PM

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