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Fitness Minutes: (33,762)
5,088 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)
Fitness Minutes: (90,820)
12,709 1/1/13 10:45 P
As a beginner, I would recommend that you do no more than 3 days a week.
Fitness Minutes: (2,598)
21 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.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 1/1/13 10:28 P
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.
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Fitness Minutes: (36,402)
1,021 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.
Fitness Minutes: (2,598)
21 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.
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