I've been working on this for the last 7 months(been trying to use cardio to cut). I've been trying to improve my 1.5 mile run time from 12:30 seconds to somewhere in the low 9's. I'm still at 12:27 as of today and its incredibly frustrating. I can run 5 iles in 45 minutes but it KILLS me to run 1.5 miles in 12 minutes. Its not like theres that big of a speed diferance between the two. Thats why I'm so confused. My 5 mile run time that I run 3 times a week hasnt improved my 1.5 mile time at all. I tried sprints but I didnt stick with those for more than a month. Man, I'm so confused. On top of it all, Running longer distances HELPED me break through a squating plateau I encountered for 3 weeks. I could only squat 315 x3 but I got it up to x6 reps. Running has done nothing but helped me in gaining strenght! I just wished it would freakin help me in running! WTH?! My bench max has went up 80lbs even though I've lost weight in the last 4 months(down from 199 to 194). WTF guys?! I know this sounds stupid. I eat alot though, I like to use cardio instead of cutting calories. I find it helps me build/maintain muscle and lose weight. I guess I'm still eating too much. (3k calories a day) I seriously need someones advice. I'm the worlds worst runner. Many PT's have said my running form is fine and I believe it is. Maybe I should invest in a heart rate monitor to make sure I'm "pushing" myself?
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