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SIMONEKP's Photo SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
3/11/18 1:26 P

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Thanks Coach Jen. The running will never be more than short intervals and I don't plan to run outside of the program because it's just not something I enjoy enough to do it as a solo workout. My goal is to get the most out of a workout session even if it includes a bit of running.

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3/9/18 12:39 A

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i use interval training to help my endurance. i used it years ago to get my time down to under 6 min/mi

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3/8/18 4:18 P

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You'd probably be better off building up your endurance a little first, and then when you have a good base you can work on speed. Just be careful, because it could be that these shorter distances aren't giving your knees and PF trouble, but if you increase too much you might risk problems again.

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3/8/18 3:03 P

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slower movements tend to be safer- I would personally build up to jogging for x amount of time before working on sprinting. but why not ask your trainer or doctor what they recommend?

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3/8/18 3:02 P

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What are your goals?

Speed, distance, speed and distance?

I would suggest a serious hard look at your goals and then decide where to go from there. Even at my age, I can do 10 mph sprints to exhaustion. But what's the point?

I prefer fitness, endurance, strength, and good health. The goal is to stay healthy without getting hurt trying to get fit, which means listening to my body and avoiding a routine that may cause injury. As I age, injuries take longer to heal.

Priority has shifted to safety first. Thus, I push myself by walking. Some days, I set the treadmill for the death march, 4 mph at max angle for a hard climb. Other days, 3 mph on level ground. My goal is to get a workout by mixing my stride over time without injury. Believe me, I can get my heart rate up to a dangerous level without running. I can do the same by lifting weights.

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3/8/18 8:47 A

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I've traditionally avoided running because it makes my knees hurt and my plantar inflamed. I've recently started a new gym/trainer that uses running a lot and I seem to have found a formula that avoids the two issues above. We do a lot of HIIT jog/sprints. Here's the issue I need advice on, I've been walking some of the jogs and jogging some of the sprints because I get winded and my legs get super tired. I want to improve- do you suggest working on jogging for longer periods or sprinting faster or combining two in each workout?

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