Mixing endurance with strength training

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    Jul 09, 2008 10:14 AM GMT
    For over a year now I did nordic walking, now nordic jogging/ or just jogging without sticks. I lost over 30 kilo now and I thought it was about time to get into the fitness studio do try and start an all body workout. Aside from the fact that I feel now every 5 min one of my muscles is doing its last breath which kinda is a weird feeling cause I have to laugh pretty hard it happens and im soon being sent away with the men that come with the stray jacket I feel pretty glad I did it.
    Now in now way on hell am I going to do cardio/endurance in a studio when i have 2 dogs, that also have become quit fit running 3,4 times a week on a beautiful mountain trail -> so thats out of the question. My question now is ...is it too much to do 4 days a week 1.5 hours running and then 3 times weight training ? Running has become a passion and I am quit fit at it now always running on the peak of aerob/aerob, so its not a big deal but the studio takes a hit on me as I am not used to that kind of exercise. Does it even make sense to only do a plan 2x a week ?

    right now I do 11 exercises in mostly 3 sets.

    How do you guys handle that, tbqh I thoroughly enjoyed weight training, (probably mostly on a sadomasochistic level icon_razz.gif ) but running in the mountains trumps all for me and is more important.

    thx for your time

    George
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    Jul 09, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
    I combine weight training and endurance training because I love both and can't sacrifice one for the other. I have found that it has made me a stronger athlete. So I do a complete body workout 3x a week for 90 minutes and run 30-40 miles a week and throw in some cycling for variety. The weight training has definitely helped my running and I wished that I had started doing it years earlier. I'm more runner than weight lifter, but the strength advantages that I have gained from my 3x a week workouts have become an integral part of my fitness. Do both because they compliment each other and you become a stronger athlete