Re: running too much??
For a Female 10% Body Fat is low. I am pretty sure a good healthy range is 18-21( maybe a little higher than 21, not sure). DO you naturally have low bf or have you lost weight? but either way you could stand to have some more body fat. A good indicator if you have enough, is if you get your period every month. Alot of exercise can effect your cycle too.
Can you do other cardio exercise instead of running most days of the week? that way you can break up your running workouts if you feel it is too much. Lifting weights will defintaley help you gain some musclular tone. Don't worry about bulking up, women aren't able to get huge (not enough Testosterone). Like chappyboy said 3 days a week will be good, make sure you get rest in between for your muscle to recover. Make sure you are eating properly. If you feel like you have lost muscle mass it could be because you aren't eating enough for your activity level, so your body is feeding off of your muscles.
you said, you aren't able to relax when you aren't running. Do you mean on your days off from running, or just when you aren't running? YOu should be able to relax and feel good after workout.
I hope this helps
Last edited by G2004; 03-25-2005 at 09:25 AM.