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Base Running

by Miriam
(NY)

I have been running for about a year now and loving it. I never realized the importance of base running. I started to follow your "runnning for weight loss program", as I would like to lose a few pounds. When would I implement "steady state" running in that schedule? There's tempo, interval, easy and long runs...





Answer by Dominique:


Hi Miriam,
Thx for your running training question. I guess you are referring to my page about running for weight loss.

What I was trying to do there is to put together a sample week with the basic ingredients for losing weight:

  • Regular Exercise, i.e. lots of easy running

  • Long Runs

  • Some intense sessions


  • You can play a lot with that sample program. If you have trouble fitting all the different elements into the one week, then maybe don't do a 7-day program in which you try to fit all the different types of running, but work with a 14-day or 21-day program.

    So one week you use the sample week as shown on the page. The next week week you could replace a tempo run by a steady-state run. The other week you could replace an interval session by a steady-state run. The fourth week you'd return to the sample week as shown on the page, etc.

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    Hope this helps. Feel free to adjust the running program to what you feel works for you.
    Cheers,
    Dominique

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    Running for Weight Loss
    by: Anonymous

    Hi,
    I am also trying to run a 5k and lose weight at the same time. I have made a mistake that I was running 5 times a week and did not take a rest in between. Is it ok to do everyother day stationary biking? So one day run, one day bike?


    Answer by Dominique:


    Yes, that's absolutely okay. Running every day is not necessarily bad though. Even then you can use a hard/easy approach, where you have a tough session one day and a recovery session the other day. But a bit of cross-training is definitely fine!

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