OT but not politics. lol Any runners on this board? advice... KeenObserver Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 11,388 Likes Received: 16,763 Jun 18, 2020 #1 Over the past couple of months I've added running to my exercise regimen. I was never big into cardio unless it was playing a sport, but without my regular basketball game, I needed a way to raise my heart rate and burn fat. I'm 52 now and lost 20 pounds since March 12 when I started keeping track of the scale and my formulating my diet and exercise program. At first I mapped out a small route around the parameter of my village which is a hilly 1.1 miles. Then as I got used to that I added some additional parts the run getting up to 1.8 miles, then 2.0 then 2.5, 3.1 and today I finished 4 miles. My pace remains the same at about 9 mpm. So here is my question, when you start hitting another peak do you add distance or do you run a faster pace; or a combination? My goal right now is fat burning. I have 10 more pounds to get to my targeted goal of 165. As an add I also have been doing reasonably intensive weight training and hitting the heavy bag on alternating days when I don't run. Thanks in advance. OC2SC, sc.z.dc and CP619 like this.