I'm developing a chin splint on my left leg *Ouch*
Yesterday I did a 5k run and took it really slow as I didn't want to aggravate it. Anyway this morning before I had my training session with my PT I decided to go for another run for the cardio aspect of my work out (I find the cardio machines really boring at the gym).
When I started out everything felt fine, like I could continue running. But then I started to worry about aggravating my chin splint more. I've heard that you should rest up so the chin splints don't get worse. So I decided to walk briskly.
I walked for an hour and I didn't even build up a sweat nor was I puffed. I over took quite a few people who were also walking briskly. I'm thinking was this enough of a cardio work out to be effective for weight loss?
I feel like I haven't done enough cardio wise (even though my PT session had me working up a sweat) so I might go do an aerobics class tonight. This is my thought though: am I doing to much exercise and burning up to much calories?
Most days during my lunch break I walk for 20-30 minutes (no sweating either which is good, as I wouldn't want colleagues to think I have bad hygiene
Is the hour and 20-30 minute walk I have and will complete today adequate enough. I've read comments that when starting out walking is fine but as your fitness progresses its not so hence not burning up enough energy.
The point is: is the brisk 1 hour walk enough of a cardio work out even though I wasn't sweating and could have carried on a conversation with ease and no puffing?
Is another hours exercise session tonight to much?
I don't want my body to start getting comfortable with 3 hours of exercise a day, hence having to increase it week by week to keep losing.
I have jumbled thoughts going round and round my head
I hope this post makes sense