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SONGFIT4LIFE
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9/27/13 1:27 P

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I did take rest days but I have a question... when I do a long run I don't feel like eating much, so my body gave out and I had flu like symptoms, I forced myself to eat and I'm better. Is this normal? I really lose my appetite when I jog... why and what can I do?



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9/16/13 4:36 A

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Just listen to your body. All of us are different. I have been running for over 13 years now. I remember i use to run about 6 days a week but those were mix of short and long runs. Now i run 3 times a week but my mileage is different now - 7 miles 2x times and 10+ over weekend.



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9/15/13 11:32 P

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I stick with about 3x a week. I follow a training program on my Runkeeper app and it has days that it says to rest. I think it says that 3-4 days a week should be rest days. Good luck with your running!



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RUNANDRUN
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9/15/13 10:30 P

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I agree with danielle_fit. Start slow and add a little at a time and you'll eventually figure out what your body can handle. The question might not be how much, but how far you can run in a week.



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9/15/13 9:55 P

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I think it depends on how your body feels. Start out easy and then try to push incrementally. I think some people can run daily.



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SONGFIT4LIFE
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9/15/13 9:27 P

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So here's the update for my crazy self! Yesterday (Saturday), I jogged 2 miles walked 5 then jogged home 2... So 9 miles all together and my knees are sore today (Sunday)... Darn it!! I rested all day today, can I jog tomorrow?



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I just started so Im kinda in the same boat. I think it depends upon alot of things but you have to listen to your body.

I have a flat course I run on 3-4 times a week and a hilly route I walk 2 days a week.

You just have to play it by ear and back off sometimes.



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9/15/13 7:20 A

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I started at 3 days a week for over a year. I eventually moved up to 5 days a week but that was too hard on my body. I'm finding that four days a week is just the right amount for me. Listen to your body. It knows what it needs.



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9/15/13 12:37 A

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It depends upon how strong your body. Most new runners need to take time to build up strength and endurance and therefore running 3 times a week is a good goal. If your body craves running more than that than by all means go ahead and run every day of the week!

Listen to your body to tell you when you should run and when you should rest.



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9/14/13 8:10 A

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I have been running for several years now and still prefer to run 3-4 days a week. If I do 4, it would be a short recovery run after a long run.





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9/14/13 4:20 A

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The impact of running is hard on the body, and it can take a long time for the body to fully adapt to that impact. Taking regular days off gives your leg muscles and tendons the chance to recover and get stronger.

I agree with Zorbs - until you have considerable running experience under your belt, keep your running to 3 days per week. However, it is fine to do other lower impact forms of cardio on your non-running days.

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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9/13/13 11:12 P

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running is tough on the joints, I started 3x per week for 3 months then progressed to 5 but now Im back to 3 after shin splints and knee pain




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9/13/13 10:39 P

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if you are a beginner (less than 1 year running experience), do not run more than 3 days a week.

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SONGFIT4LIFE
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9/13/13 10:37 P

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I was told that I should only run 3 times a week but I feel like running almost every day is that bad for my body?



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