Age: 34

Height: 167cm

Weight: 76kg

Waist : 96 cm(38 inches)

Average running pace : 7 min 17 secs/km

Average distance : 4 km.

I lead a rather inactive lifestyle, mostly keeping indoors over the last 8-10 months. Being in a new job, I found it tough to balance work with personal time, though now I am more settled. I realised that the maxim, life's a marathon and not a sprint is true. Therefore, I am sticking to a routine now by starting early and winding up the day at 5.30 pm, so I can go for 1-1.5 hours of running and studies.

I have an extreme skinny-fat physique, with lots of visceral fat, but skinny hands and feet. It has just slowly crept on.

Food-habits. Regular 3 meals a day, Asian Indian. Oatmeals/Muesli(roasted) for breakfast.

Activities I enjoy

I enjoy hiking and love climbing(non-technical). I went on a 100 km cycling day trip this year. I am fond of running and I have started with a modest goal running 4 km every day. I jog(slow-run) on flats on one day, and on the next I do 10-12 repeats of a sprint on a small stretch on a hill (34m elevation)nearby to home. I found I really enjoy hill climbing, my legs feel rejuvenated after this, unlike slow running on flats, where I experience lactate build-up and have to break my run.

I am not much of a gymnasium guy.


Over the course of the next year, my goal is to be well-toned, develop some core strength and have a flat stomach, lose about 15-16 kgs of weight.

What running/hill climbing/hiking training routine, schedule or tips would you recommend?

  • I recommend a good nutrition plan and consistency! However, I'm not a runner, winded myself walking my dog yesterday, so I hope someone can provide you with better training advice.
    – C. Lange
    Commented Dec 4, 2020 at 16:05
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    Skinny fat isn't really about fat. Rather it is about lack of muscle. Strength training should be given more importance than plain cardio in your case. Commented Dec 8, 2020 at 17:55


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