So I have to do a little damage control and I realize that I just can't run for more then 20 minutes without Gouging my fucken eyeballs out even If i have a ipod on, I just can't handle it I get so bored.
So I was wondering how effective running twice a day for 15-20minutes would be? Like morning or Afternoon then at night after my workout. Just like jogging 4mph no HIIT running.
4mph is fine for a steady state cal burn. I do my incline treadmill walking during contest preps at about 3-3.5 mph and it's worked out just fine. Also, two 20 mins sessions will have a better total effect than one 40 min session because of the rate of use of the released fatty acids.
Just to illustrate the reason these guys are saying "it all starts with diet"
So you go out for your 20-min run and burn what, ~200kcals. And even granting that you have the time to do that twice/day, let's say ~500kcals output (being generous here too)
But hey, you've just ran twice in one day so why not have that extra bowl of breakfast cereal later on and then you've gotta finish the milk in the bowl with just a bit more cereal and now there's ~500kcals input right there = no progress
It's not too tricky, you're basically just putting your body under physical duress twice in a day rather than once, so the additional effects of exercise are experienced on a more consistent basis throughout the day.
I have always felt differently, though I recognized I'm in the minority. Perhaps because I include conditioning work year round. 'Working Up' to my calories has always helped me preserve muscle and maintain my strength levels.