By Cool J in Minneapolis
There’s a controversial blog post making its way across the interwebs, and I am reposting it here to see what you think. It’s entitled, “Why Women Should Not Run.”
I love to run, and can’t imagine just stopping. However, I do agree that you should never just run. Variety is the spice of life, and exercise variety is also a vital piece of the fitness puzzle. I struggle to find time to fit in all the other “spices” while marathon training, but I recognize how important strength training, yoga, and anaerobic exercise are to overall fitness.
As mean as it sounds, I do know lots of “fat-skinny” runners. Just go watch a marathon, and you’ll wonder to yourself…how is THAT guy able to run so fast? I personally noticed a drastic weight loss only during my first marathon training period. Since then, my weight has pretty much remained constant, even though I’m burning 2,000 calories before 10 am on any given Saturday. Has my body adjusted, as this article would argue, in such a way that now my metabolism has slowed, and my body is retaining fat?
Read this article (posted below), and let me know what you think in this fitting debate.
Should women not run?
|Deep in debate…perhaps about whether women should run?|