Fitness Minutes: (61,903)
735 8/13/13 4:55 P
I am trying to get to where I can run and, for me, there is no way I could even attempt to run everyday. I would love to but my body just won't let me. My body says, "Nope. You're not running two days in a row."
Fitness Minutes: (29,419)
850 8/13/13 12:39 P
As others have said, until you have built up to it for a while, you shouldn't run every day. In fact, you shouldn't run on consecutive days, so three days a week should be your max for at least 6-12 months. I didn't start running four days a week until I had been running just about a year. It's a very high-impact activity and your muscles and joints really need the recovery time or you risk injury.
I agree with Dragon + Zorb; if you are just starting out, every day is not a good idea. Vary your cardio, and in time you might be able to build to daily runs. I run daily, but didn't start until I had been running for over a year.
Fitness Minutes: (3,530)
337 8/13/13 10:25 A
My Motto, " Whatever makes ya feel Good"!! :]
Fitness Minutes: (113,344)
13,564 8/13/13 10:19 A
there are many people who run every day, but they generally have built up a solid base of running and is definitely not recommended for beginners.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,689 8/13/13 10:06 A
Generally not if you're new to running. Think 6-12 months of running, minimum. You have to give your body time to recover and heal.
However, that also depends on the run. If you're cranking out a mile before breakfast, that's probably not too hard on you. But trying to run a 5k every day is likely too much for most new runners.
How long have you been running, and how far are you going?
Fitness Minutes: (37,915)
2 8/13/13 10:01 A
Is it Ok to run everyday? I feel much better when I do.
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