Hi you guys!! Does running a lot make people sick or is it bad to run a lot? I need to take a break from running and dedicate to rest my self. I ve been running 7-9 miles a day, plus the soccer training ( 4-5 days a week) and have games two days in a row. I don't rest and I really feel so tired but my body just asks for it even if I feel tired. Also I think since I began running alot my dygestive system has become all mess up, could it be because of all the running I do or the food I eat. I only eat 1800-2300 a day. I don't eat junk food or fried food. People say thats low but I don't know. this is wut I have been eating:
For breakfast a cup of nonfat milk with a cup of corn flakes. Two whie eggs with two thin turkey pieces.
LUnch I go to el pollo loco and buy a 2 chicken pieces meal- a breast and a leg, vegetables and either mash potaoes, spanish rice or pinto beans. ( I take the skin off the chicken)
snack: 2 oz of almonds.
dinner: I either eat 2 cups of white( steamed) or brown rice, vegetables, or a chicken breast ( bone and skin taken off).
Before bed I eat a oatmeal, and either an aple or a orange. Sometimes a tangerine.
ON saturday and sunday i eat alot more.
Even I think I don't eat enough but I will let you guys tell me and critized me.
thats a lot of running, especially if its on pavement...
If I were you I'd look for an alternative that is less impactful...swimming being a great alternative.
What are your goals with all that running?
BTW, your def. undereating
I run on the field and on the track. As a soccer player, my goal was to get more air ( 7-9 miles a day was to get more air, long distance) I am gonna pump it to 10 miles next week) I have the air, goal achieved. I started to do lots of sprints for speed and power in my legs( 45 minutes running and sprinting- this exersice is the one the kills me- goal hasn't been achieved cuz after I finished the exercise I can run anymore so Im still working on it and will take time. Now as a non-athlete person all I wanna do is lose 5 pounds but even with all the training I do weight does not go down. I am not desperate to lose them but i do want to. It might be possible that weight does not want to go down cuz I am not eating enough. I have posted other threads about the weight question but I am still confused. Do you think my dygestive system got mess up for the running I do or for the low cals I eat ( if I am eating low cals) Also after I run and go to bed my my stomach, not the stomach, the part below the last six pac hurts and weird sounds come from it. I eat before bed, but as I ask before, if I am eating way to little let me know wut u think. Thanks.
Last edited by carlossalsa8; 04-08-2004 at 04:42 PM.
I'm not sure what you mean by "get more air" are you talking about a vertical leap here?
Also running on a track isn't really recommended for long distances...its better than concrete or asphalt...but not by much.
If you want to increase your sprints in the <100 meter department then plyometrics is what you need.
if your looking for 200-1600 meters then running track workouts AND plyometrics is best
I get the impression your just after soccer speed though...
Besides plyometrics there are other things that can force you to work harder or faster than typical. Run with a tire tied to you for 50-100m springs (on a bungee so the impact isn't so harsh) or run with a parachute and release it on 50-100m sprints
or if you have a partner you can use a bungee string together...
running down and up hills will have similar impacts (note, I'm not recommending you do these on the same day as they have different goals!!!!)
I only know this stuff because I was a sprinter in college
Wut I meant by get more air is that I wanted to get a good condition. I will try the tire exercise. Since you were a sprinter, you should know better if I should eat more or not. I will appreciate it if u tell me. ThanksOriginally Posted by geoffgarcia
He wants to increase his Vo2max by the sound of it. Soccer players are running pretty much constantly. They also need to be able to accelerate quickly as well. I wish I could help but I know what he means. Swimming, as great as it is, probably isn't you best bet (you have to hold your breath). I'd suggest cycling, road to be exact, to build up lung capacity, as a substitue for running. Do long rides and also interval work.