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3/28/15 11:43 A

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Thanks for sharing this article! I have never started a running program ever, but have always been curious about running. I love the Walking workouts with Leslie Sansone and I found one on the internet where she does a little jogging in her workout. The whole workout is only like 15 minutes long (which is equivalent to a mile in her workout) and your not jogging for long, but it's enough for me for starting out. I felt so good after the workout. I think I could enjoy a good jog and knowing that your burning more fat is a great incentive too.

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3/26/15 1:08 P

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Yeah that's far from running speed for me. But I hope one day to run and carry on a conversation!

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3/26/15 1:06 P

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When posting, I kind of figured the same principles could be applied to walking. I like the idea that the ideal fat burning speed is one that you should be able to keep for 8 hours and carry on a conversation. That is definitely not a running speed for me.

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I would run on a broken toe (once it has healed a little)

My ankle injury is a 20 year old injury that never healed right. I tore all the ligaments in the outside and back of my left ankle. I'm a clutz, I did it walking lol.
Since it ranges from pain to numbness, I can only push too far when it is numb and the numbness comes when it is past the point of pain, it ends up giving in and I fall on my face. When I lose some weight I am hoping that there will be less weight therefor less strain on the ankle and will be able to recover easier if/when it gives out when I get to running.

I do intervals when I walk, I start of slower and speed up, push myself as far as I can and slow down for a bit and speed up again and repeat.

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3/25/15 5:06 P

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Thanks for sharing. I guess I look at it similar to the whole "fat burning zone" on cardio machines. Yes, you do burn more fat in those zones but you have to do it for a long long time. I have been reading a bunch on the HIIT (High intensity interval training) method which they mention briefly at the end. I am trying more and more to do intervals on whatever exercise I am doing. It was hard at first to push myself to the limit on the treadmill then bring myself down and do it again. I seemed to get dizzy faster which led to a shorter workout. I am not finding that as much now that I am lighter so I know my stamina is up.

Angeyk~ I struggle with the urge to run when I am on my lunch walk at work. If I run, I will get sweaty and that is not what I want for the afternoon. Wish my work had some sort of locker room or shower but they don't so i stick to low intensity!

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3/25/15 4:34 P

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ANGEYK - I know how you feel. I'm still trying to get back into running after a broken toe and a lot of weight gain, but I miss it a lot. There is a lot of good information in the blog, though there has been a little bit of contention when it comes to the issue of running on an empty stomach (with some people insisting that it is okay while other's are adamant that you should, at a minimum eat something small like a piece of toast so that something is in your system) so that one depends on who you ask. Most runners point to that combination of long slow runs mixed with interval training runs like Fartleks as the perfect way not only to lose weight but to build up your fitness level. I personally have never lost weight faster or gotten into better shape than when I was running. As far as I'm concerned it really is one of the most perfect exercises (minus the joint damage).

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Thanks for the share.

For me, it's less about burning fat than it is about the thought of the run itself. When I get out for a walk, I have to fight myself to not start running. I can do it now but the pain I would feel after in my ankle wouldn't be worth it so I am working on losing some of the pounds and strengthening the ankle in the mean time. I cant wait to feel that wind on my face!

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I just read this the other day and found it interesting enough to share. It's enough to make me consider how hard I push myself when I am on a walk/jog.

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