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A workout that really makes you lose weight!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm running the Couch to 5K Week one workout, but not quite as it was intended. Instead of running at an easy pace (slow enough so I can talk while running - as the podcast tells you to do), I'm sprinting! Go fast, very fast! I do one minute sprints with my C25K Week 1 podcast, and then recover in between. It really makes the weight fall off. Seriously. Better than running for longer distances. So the experts who keep talking about high intensity interval training really knew what they were talking about.

Even if you're not fit enough to run fast, try doing some interval training with fast walking and then going back and forth to a slower pace.

I use the Robert Ullrey podcast. You can download it here:
http://www.c25k.com/podcasts
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  • CANNIE50
    Nice reminder for me, since I have gotten in the habit of running longer distances at a slower pace but not alternating it with faster paced workouts. I need to work those back into the mix - thanks for inspiring me.
    3362 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERSAVAGE
    That's awesome!
    3362 days ago
  • REEBADABEEBOOS
    Oooh. I might have to try that out.
    3363 days ago
  • SMILINGTREE
    I tried doing work outs like these a long time ago, just because I didn't have much time, and had read that 20-30 minutes was "enough." Boy, howdy, is it! I prefer doing this on the treadmill. The interesting thing is that doing these short, interval style work outs increased my endurance and ability to run longer distances more than anything else. I need to get back to it soon!
    3364 days ago
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