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FRE0 saidSprinting for fat loss? Distance running would seem to be more effective for fat loss. A sprint is brief and one cannot burn many calories during a brief run.
Actually, interval training has been proven to be more effective for weight loss than steady state cardio training. That's one of the reasons the stationary equipment at the gym has interval training programs available.
The above responders are right. Talk to your trainer about the foot pain, but also check if it's your shoes. Consider talking to a medical professional, too - you want to figure this out before it becomes so debilitating that you can't walk. Ask your trainer if you can temporarily do some or all of the intervals on a bike, elliptical, or arc trainer.
I would not accept the results of the study unless I had carefully reviewed it myself, including the theory behind it. Also, a study should be treated with skepticism unless the results have been reproduced by other studies conducted by reputable organizations. Quite often there are studies which produce startling results which cannot be reproduced.
I used to run intervals about once per week and run distances from 6 to 10 miles also. However, I've never had any reason to lose weight since I've never been too heavy. If persistent significant pain results from any kind of running, one should reduce the mileage and intensity and if it still persists, do some other aerobic exercise instead until the problem goes away. If the pain is only minor, it can be ignored unless it becomes worse.