Ik deed een vijfje gister:
Maar, dat gezegd hebbende, sowieso is een kort loopje heel goed voor je. Dit zijn de voordelen van kortere trainingen (gevonden op www.ronhill.com):
1. Greater motivation – If you know
you’ve only got to run for 15-20 minutes, you’ll be less tempted to
skip a run. This means you’re more likely to stick to a running schedule
in the long-term, therefore reaping the health and fitness benefits.
2. Weight-loss benefits – Think
short runs won’t boost weight loss? Think again. If you run for 20
minutes each day, you’ll burn approximately 200 calories. To lose 1lb of
body fat per week, you’d need to reduce your total calorie intake in
one week by 3500 calories. This means creating a daily calorie deficit
of 500 calories. If you reduce food intake by 300 calories and burn 200
calories per day from running, you’ll still create an adequate deficit
to achieve your weight loss goal without spending vast amounts of time
3. Better quality running sessions –
During shorter runs, it’s easier to motivate yourself to work harder,
as you know you’ll only be running for a shorter time-frame.
4. More efficient metabolic rate –
Shorter runs can often be more intense than longer ones. A study
published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that
those who did high intensity exercise, like running intervals, burned
more calories at rest than those training at a lower intensity.
5. Stronger immune system compared to longer runs
– Longer runs are more likely to lower your immune system. Research
shows that long runs can reduce the body’s ability to fight infections
such as colds and flu. However, short bouts of running can improve
6. Reduced risk of ‘Runners Trots’ – Diarrhoea is
more common during longer running sessions. Although the exact cause of
‘Runner’s Trots’ isn’t clear, experts think it may be due to the
jostling of the organs and decreased blood flow to the intestines. Up to
71 per cent of distance runners are reported to have tummy troubles.
7. Clear your head – A short run before work will
set you up for the day, giving you the chance to prepare yourself
mentally. If you run at the end of the day it’s a chance to solve any
issues that arose during the day and let off some steam.
8. Be a stronger runner – As runners,
we know our injury risk will increase if we don’t stretch and do our
strength exercises, but fitting all the elements of a training plan into
a busy week can be a challenge. If you’re doing shorter runs and
spending less time running, this will give you more time to have a
really good stretch at the end of your run and free you up to go to the
gym and do some strength work, both of which will benefit your running.
Die nummer 6. Daar ga ik voor :p
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