Any runners out there on Abs Diet?

previous topic · next topic
Agorman

Joined: Jan 08
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 03 Jan 2008, 14:56
I'm a big runner - marathons, 1/2 maras, etc. I only know cardio exercises. I hate the weight room. Most of the exercise plans in Abs Diet seem to emphasize weights and only lightly touch on cardio. Can this work for me if I'm mainly going to run??
kimbofla

Joined: Jan 08
Posts: 5

      quote  
Posted: 04 Jan 2008, 13:10
I'm a runner too - every other day (iliotibial band flares up otherwise). The longest I've done is a half, but I typically do a long run every weekend of 6-9 miles.

The editor of men's health mag who I believe developed this diet runs every day, or so he says. I think the key is to work on muscle development in addition to the cardio. Are you competitive? If you gained a few pounds of muscle in your upper body would it throw off your pace? My problem always is trying to run on tree-trunk feeling legs after having lifted heavy weights with legs. I'm very strong - so I lift relatively heavy weight (for a girl! LOL) and it's tough to rebound and do intervals after that.

I'm planning to incorporate more short, higher speed, interval running and lay off the long and tempo runs for six weeks, and substitute a bit more weight training. Not sure what your race calendar will allow but I'm not doing another half until the fall.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

GOAL !!!
CONGRATULATIONS! :lol: YOU DID IT ! Wow is your family going to be surprised and you go right ahead and absorb all the positive comments that will come with their shock ! Enjoy your party and f ...
by mummydee on 25 Oct 14 11:38 AM
Staying on Track
You do what is best for you, just be smart about it. As long as you are eating healthy and not starving yourself you'll be fine. It doesn't sound like your friends are encouraging you at all. ...
by Sassy shelby on 25 Oct 14 06:59 AM
Work Potluck
I like the dip! That's pretty cool. I also like the deviled eggs idea, but someone else is already bringing those.
by mars2kids on 24 Oct 14 12:06 PM
Vegan Diet
Hi. I'm trying to eat a vegan diet. Does anyone follow this type of eating plan? What types of food do you eat to get full?
by Hrgirl9 on 24 Oct 14 11:42 AM
ideal jean size
Well done everybody!
by fatihaji02 on 24 Oct 14 06:41 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member s4r111
Take small portions....it helps and once u get used to it, u dont miss eating more...cooking a small amount also helps so theres no leftovers..
26 Jul 08 for diet Abs Diet