Originally posted by:Joder...ostia!
my legs have always been gigantic and muscular, it just seems they're getting bigger now
I just try to run slow, for distance, I know that sprinting burns more calories though, this is confusing...
Sprinting definitely burns more calories because the workload is harder but at the same time is short enough not to burn off the muscle as well.
Serious runners are running 5-10 miles a day or even more and are sometimes just genetically thinner. It seems to take alot longer to get stick thin than just toned.
If you are doing any sort of lifting you are really hurting your chances of getting into runners shape. Most lifting affects fast twitch muscle fibers which is good for bulking and toning. Slow twitch which is essentially used to keep you going for awhile is developed by hours and hours and miles and miles of running.
Personally stay "thicker". I never got why women wanted to be bone thin. That does not look attractive at all.