28 Mar '16, 11pm

Should You Lose Weight and Train for a Race at the Same Time?

Should You Lose Weight and Train for a Race at the Same Time?

Runners have long enjoyed the weight-loss benefits of our great sport. It seems like every week there are new studies confirming that running is a good way to help lose weight: Aerobic exercise is more efficient at burning liver and visceral fat than resistance training (source 1 and source 2 ) Running is better than resistance training for weight loss (source ) So if you’d like to lose weight, then running is one of the best forms of exercise to help you accomplish all of your goals. But there’s a difference between running to lose weight and training for a race . Because when you’re training, you’re not simply exercising. The goal of training is to physically prepare a runner to complete a race at a particular pace. For example, you may want to finally break 25 minutes in the 5K. To do so, you must train strategically rather than simply exercise generally. And many runne...

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