More effective. And this is precisely the runner’s dilemma.
Running is funny. Even ridiculous at times. Seriously. Why do we run? Kidding, I love running, but you know you have all asked yourselves this same question during a run. Or during every run.
I find that my clients, who have been running for years, usually get frustrated trying to get his or her pace down and to make matters worse, what usually goes hand in hand with this frustration, is a lack of any major weight loss. That last 10 POUNDS…WHY!
If you are looking to improve your pace for half marathons or 10k’s, or just want to lose weight, you have to start letting go of that mileage and implement some speed work. In a recent study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition, Exercise and Metabolism, the researchers found that 2-minute sprint interval sessions done 3 times a week for 6 weeks elicited the same fat burning effects as a session of 30 minutes of endurance exercise. Read More…