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6/30/13 4:42 P

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I guess I misunderstood the questions...I run 3x a week!

I do a speed drill; run for time (30-45mins) and distance (2-3mi).

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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6/29/13 8:26 P

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My training consist of 4 days. I do not think I will move to either 5 & 6 days a week! I just need to work on my consistency!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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6/27/13 12:23 P

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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.

Daphne

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6/26/13 6:16 P

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Great question!

I get the magazine Competitor free from my gym and love it. It is geared for runners!

I found out that three solid weeks of training and the fourth week being a recovering week that can go into the race is suggested. I have been doing this and so far, I like it!

I also learned shorter tune-up race 2-3 weeks out from a longer goal race is great preparation.

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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6/26/13 5:31 P

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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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