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 Post subject: sprints and jog at once
PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:20 pm 
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Anyone one here think it is a good idea to do around 3-5 max sprints and then afterwards jog around 20-30 mins? This is on my off days from lifting...trying to lose some fat. Before I was good at distance, then just did sprints and lost so much on my distance running. I just want to be able to run at least 45 mins straight, but also be able to run quickly because I like to play sports that need short bursts of speed. I guess my main question would be is doing both on same day canceling out the benefits of both? Thanks for any replies!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:38 pm 
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When I ran track I was a distance runner, pole vaulter, and sprinter. We warmed up with a 3/4 mile run, stretched, ran for two miles, and then conditioned by doing, say, 20 quarter mile sprints. Then ended with a mile run. You better believe we lost fat! You should be able to do the sprints before any long distance running. You need to build up serious endurance so you can sprint and still have plenty of energy to distance run.

You can do it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:39 am 
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leif3141 wrote:
I guess my main question would be is doing both on same day canceling out the benefits of both? Thanks for any replies!


I think doing both on the same day or in the same week probably does cancel out the benefits of both, but to a very small degree. So if you are an elite athlete, then focus on one, otherwise have fun doing whatever you want.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:28 pm 
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thanks for the encouragement guys!


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