written by runnergirl training
What's the purpose of various intensity levels in a running program. Also, does sweating a lot means that the calorie burn is high?
There are different paces & intensity levels when exercising. For example, in a running program, there should be a LSD (long slow distance) run (50-60% perceived exertion level), tempo run (70-80% perceived exertion level), speed work (90-100% perceived exertion level). Energy systems (stored carbs, fats, & blood sugar) will all be used in these intensities. The amount they will be used varies based upon exertion level & heart rate. Water loss (through sweat) is an independent factor from calorie burn. The heat & humidity will increase the sweat rate tremendously. Make sure to pre-hydrate & re-hydrate!
I'm finally realizing the importance of each type of run! I used to train by making sure to get in miles during the week and then a long run on the weekend. Now I understand how each run impacts race day :) Great post!ReplyDelete
@Melissa Thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear it was helpful!ReplyDelete