It depends on your running level. For beginners, 3 times a week is recommended. Once you have been running for a while (at least one year) then you can up it to 4 times a week. I not running at the moment, but when I do run I run 4 times a week. I enjoy the half marathon training plans which usually have beginner and intermediate runners at 4 runs a week and advanced runners average 5 to 6 runs a week. I like running, but 5 or 6 is out of my running comfort zone at the moment.
You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. -Robert E. Lee
Running 101: How Often Should You Run? How often you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.
Frequency—or how often you run—is one of three fundamental variables of training. The other two are duration (how far you run) and intensity (how fast you run).
Consider a schedule of three to four purposeful runs plus a few cross-training workouts per week and feel confident that you are not sacrificing any of the performance you would get from running daily.
Use factors such as your durability (can you handle daily running?) and your personal preferences (would you rather chew glass than do any form of exercise besides running?) to set your personal routine.
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