So I have started my own version of what I think is HIIT. Basically I sprint on the treadmill for 30secs, then walk, then sprint again. Not sure if it's HIIT, but I feel so awesome after I'm done! and it keeps running exciting for me, I find it tedious and a bore if I'm just jogging or walking on the treadmill.
Anyway, so I ordered a HRM and it's on its way to me, but usually I like to see my calorie burn on the machine, and like to try exercising until I reach 400 cals (which is usually 3 miles in 50 minutes-suuuuper slow lol), but the thing is, should my mileage matter? Should I aim for 3 miles/day or stick to reaching 400 cals a day? I know the calories aren't accurate but then at least I know I'm burning around the same cals per day. Hopefully that makes sense.
I just don't know if I should focus on running faster to reach the same calorie burn or just get the 3 miles in, does that make sense? and heart rate? I hate having to put my hands on the bars, I just assume if I'm huffing and puffing, it's up lol, when my HRM arrives, should I aim for a certain number?
Also ever since I started running, my legs ache like crazyy!! Today I decided to take a rest but I walked around the mall ALL day, and my legs have a stinging pain again, is it the effects of being active again? I hope it goes away
5/18/13--->40-34-42 (170lbs)---then the holidays happened
Lowest recorded weight as an adult -->160!