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Running on a fixed distance

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2003/11/08 18:42:44 (permalink)

Running on a fixed distance

My house is located at 2km from my school. Instead of taking the bus, I walk when I go at school in the morning and I run when I come back in the evening. I always run the faster I can and I try to beat my record on this distance.

I would like to know, what is the difference between this and the HIIT? The length is approximatly the same as a HIIT session but without interval. But it is definitely not slow-go cardio, because I run much faster than in a 30min run. And what are the benefits on Aerobic and Anaerobic?

If I do it 5 times a week, is it too much? And winter is coming, it start to be cold outside. Is there any danger when we do cardio at -30 celcius? I mean, when I breath I take really cold air, sometime I feel my throat is burning. Can it damage the respiratory system?
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    Boxer
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/09 01:12:15 (permalink)
    What are your goals?
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/09 17:17:57 (permalink)
    Run faster, increase cardiovascular endurance. Don't really need to lose fat...
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/10 02:43:14 (permalink)
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    I would like to know, what is the difference between this and the HIIT?

    Your run will be 'aerobic' and hiit 'anaerobic'.

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    If I do it 5 times a week, is it too much?

    No, not if your goals are too run faster at a distance of 2km.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/11 10:43:49 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by S1M0N

    The length is approximatly the same as a HIIT session but without interval. But it is definitely not slow-go cardio, because I run much faster than in a 30min run.


    No sh1t Sherlock !! 2k will take you how long?? 10 mins max ? so 10 mins is a third of a 30 mins aerobic run. intensity will of course be different.

    if your HIIT sessions are this short id up them too, say 20-25 mins.

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    Originally posted by S1M0NIs there any danger when we do cardio at -30 celcius? I mean, when I breath I take really cold air, sometime I feel my throat is burning. Can it damage the respiratory system?



    where do you live? -30 degrees celsius? so you go running on ice and snow while wearing down jackets,salopettes and snow shoes?[:0][:0]

    maybe thats why it might take longer than 10 mins to jog 2k home

    i presume you are so far north, you only see daylight for 4 hours per day !!! take up langlauf -xcountry skiing. very good cv exercise.

    if you are gasping in large amounts of very cold air cv will be uncomfortable, but you would be unlucky to have any ill consequences from it. however if you were walking or similar everyday stuff breathe your nose as it will warm the air before entering your lungs.

    however i do believe, but stand to be corrected, that there are greater amounts of ozone (O3 -dangerous at ground level) and pollutions in greater than normal concentrations at ground level in colder air.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/12 23:22:53 (permalink)
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    maybe thats why it might take longer than 10 mins to jog 2k home


    Did I said it take me 10 min to jog 2k? No. It is shorter than 10 min. I don't run very fast but not that slow.

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    where do you live? -30 degrees celsius? so you go running on ice and snow while wearing down jackets,salopettes and snow shoes?


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    i presume you are so far north, you only see daylight for 4 hours per day !!! take up langlauf -xcountry skiing. very good cv exercise.


    lol, I am not living in Groendland! Where I live there is huge weather variation. The hottest during summer is about 30 celcius and the colder during winter about -30 celcius.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/16 18:26:32 (permalink)
    try wearing a balaclava or another full face mask; it should help a bit with the air.

    i cycle in cold temperatutes as well as jog :)
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/17 12:02:20 (permalink)
    sorry to disagree here boxr, but imo running 2k is more of an endurance exersize. too short to have any profound effect on an already "fit" person. a 30 minute run is a cardio respiritory endurance exersize, a 6-8minute best effort at 80% of your sprint speed is more muscular endurance exersize and wont give you any HIIT benifits as there are no intervals and if you are already fit-ish wont really improve your fittness much if at all.

    that said, any exersize is better than none.

    but too answer your question, no, 5 times a week wont do you any harm at all, but, wont imo, give you any real fitness benifits, it will however boost your anerobic endurance and allow you to run faster. so in short it should achive the goals you've stated.

    if you would like to shorten your time, you could do worse than increase your lung capacity, hill sprints are a good start.

    hope that helps.

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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/17 20:42:02 (permalink)
    Rob don't apologise for disagreeing mate. Which statement of mine do you disagree with?
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/18 00:17:44 (permalink)
    S1mon your performance will decrease in the colder weather.

    Also at temperatures as low as -30C frost bite to the extremities is a possibility.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/18 00:41:41 (permalink)
    Maybe I didn't choose my words very wisely. Running at a distance of 2km all the time will improve your time for the 2km run ( hence why I said faster, I wasn't referring to a runners top speed ).
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/18 01:19:33 (permalink)
    Yes Pusha I thought you were disagreeing with my post too. I stand by my original posts.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/18 22:39:23 (permalink)
    If I run 2km it is not because I choosed this distance, it is the distance from my school to my home.

    Pusha, I think I misunderstand but are you saying than my 2km time will decrease if I regulary run 2km? Huh? Shouldn't it be the opposite?

    And there is another possibility, I could do a interval run. I sprint 30 seconds, I jog 30 seconds, sprint 30, jog 30 and so on.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/19 00:35:10 (permalink)
    Ah ok, sorry, you meant I will run it faster, I though you meant my performance would decrease but it is the time that will decrease.

    I think I will continue the regular speed run for the moment and probably start HIT after the winter.
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    RE: Running on a fixed distance 2003/11/19 07:11:58 (permalink)
    You'll get better at running the 2KM, the distance of around a mile, and your endurance in general, but because of the fibre type being used and energy systems (High intensity Cardiovascular work) it'll have no direct impact on how "fast" you can run.
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