So for example, the other day, instead of doing intervals, I wanted to run straight out, but I know I needed to push it, so instead of doing a slowwww 6 miler I warmed up .5 miles than ran at a much faster clip than usual for me (not a sprint) but I WAS pouring sweat, for 2 miles and than cooled down, total of 3 miles. So the days I don’t do 400 sprints, is this a way to go? I’d like to alternate them instead of always doing sprints.[/quote]
Where are the weights? Why are you so against using them? All the running and sprints in the world won’t help you gain or maintain muscle mass.
Yes, that’s a better plan. Intensity is key. But it’s not ideal.
[quote]I totally get your clean eating thing, except the oatmeal. I eat that for breakfast every morning pre workout.
My idea of bad foods is anything man-made, prepackaged, processed and full of salt, sugar and other crap.
Oatmeal (not the sugar-laden stuff in the packets) is a wonderful source of low-glycemic carbs. I would watch how much you eat, but if it’s just a cup or half a cup for breakfast, I don’t think it’s too big of a deal. Just be sure to eat some protein with it too.
However, if trying to lose fat, then I would watch where all your carbs are coming from. Like DPH said, eat fruits and veggies with every meal. Fill your plate with them. If you’re filling your plate with pasta, rice, bread, oatmeal, and other high carb sources, you may want to think twice.
I also know that you are eating too little for your level of activity. So, as DPH and others said, you’re probably starving your body, and it’s going to hold onto every ounce of fat until you do something about it (slowly increase calories).