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KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/1/13 10:53 P

It varies person to person. When I started off I was doing no more than 2.5 miles at a 12 min/mile pace with stopping to walk every few minutes. I was running most days of the week, which I wouldn't recommend. Have you considered trying the Couch to 5k program? I've heard good things about it.

Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 1/1/2013 (22:53)


ZORBS13
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1/1/13 10:45 P

As a beginner, I would recommend that you do no more than 3 days a week.



ETHOMPSON25
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1/1/13 10:30 P

Thanks. Like I said... I'm new to running so there are alot of things im not really sure of right now but on the up side...im learning.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/1/13 10:28 P

Hi,

Running times, pace, distance vary widely and I caution any new runners never compare where they are with where others are. There are so many factors that come into play when it comes to the variables you mentioned.

I tell my runners, take where you are and work from there. Don't try to run what others run. Some runners do well running 50 miles a week, while some do just as well running 20 miles. Becoming a more efficient runner isn't about speed and distance, but about consistency and proper recovery.

RUN SPARK STRONG!

Coach Nancy



BEANBYDESIGN
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1/1/13 10:25 P

I'm training for my first marathon, and running four days a week right now. Three of the days are "short" runs (between 2 and 5 miles) and one day is a longer run (anywhere from 8-20 miles, depending on the week). The plan was set up for me by a friend who happens to be a running coach, so I'm pretty sure it's not "too much." I try to cross-train at least two additional days a week to prevent repetitive use injuries.



ETHOMPSON25
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1/1/13 10:21 P

Can someone tell me how often you run....how far and what is your average pace? Im new to running and wiuld like to do it more....I think I may becoming a bit of an addict. Can you run too much? Any advice? Just curious. emoticon



 
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