One of the girls from BGR Indy is doing a mile a day. So, on the days she's not training for her marathon, she runs at least a mile. When we went to go see Jill Scott, she did not run her mile yet. Before the last song was done, she left in order to get her mile in. I thought that was some serious dedication.
As for me, I run 3-4 days a week. However, the current program I'm thinking about doing will have me running 5 days because I'm training for a half marathon as well.
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current weight: 131.3
Fitness Minutes: (15,455) Posts: 3,144 8/19/13 1:56 P
I think it depends on the person. Some people run shorter distances on one day and longer distances the other. I run every other day as I am training for a half marathon. Once this race is ran, I will be running 3mi 1-2x a week with some Speed intervals on the treadmill in between.
Running for me more than 2x a week, right now, is killing me but I am taking it all in stride ;)
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I run on M/W/F/Sat... Tu/Th/Sun are my off days andI've worked strength training into those days. On occassion, I have gone for a run on my off days, but I try to satisfy my urgeto run on those days with some other fitness to keep things balanced.
My "13 in 2013" Completed Race Categories 5k/7k/8k/10k/1/2 marathon
I don't run everyday. I cross train every other day with swimming or weigh training. I am training for a ten-K in October and I will do a few 5-Ks in the next couple of weeks. One of the things I like about BGR is the sisterhood it represents. It encourages me to take better care of myself and not to allow myself to give in to the obesity that can take over us. I have this large fantastic ego, you know? I am short so extra weight doesn't look too good one me. If I were statuesque like, say, Queen Latifah and can pull it off, then that's one thing. But ladies, the extra fluff isn't cute on me what's so ever!
Every where I read about running tells you to put a rest day in between and I do believe that is excellent advice. But for the month of August I have been putting that to the test. I like to use the summer heat to push myself and sweat a little more so I have been workout crazy this month, running 6 days a week. I run 5 miles Tue/Thur and 1 weekend day with my husband and I am training my 4 kids to run a 5k using the C25K app. So I run with them Mon/Wed & Fridays. Then I am doing the crazy Brazil Butt lift at the same time. Needless to say I am headed toward 2,000 fitness minutes this month. I am really paying attention to my body because I do not want to be kill myself but so far all has gone well. Running 6 days a week has been fine for me...I run the 5 miles nonstop but I do the intervals with the kids and we go 3.5 miles each time(we end up finishing the app before we get back to the car) All that to say...I am running daily but really making sure I am feeling good. Nobody knows your body better than you :)
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Fitness Minutes: (98,209) Posts: 4,390 8/24/12 9:55 P
I always try to put at least one day between running. If I'm asked to participate on a rest day, I will walk, which can be used as a cross training exercise.
Finished: Walt Disney World Marathon, January 13, 2013. Finished: Disney Princess Half, February 2013 Finished: Orange Blossom Half and 5K, March 3, 2013 Finished: Divas Half, N Myrtle Beach, April 2013
I've heard that you should separate your run days. Last night I did a 6 milk walk, and jogged approx 0.62 mi of it (getting there ) and thought about repeating it tonight. What do you ladies think? I know for sure that I'll be getting in some strength training. My supervisor who's a runner stressed the importance of getting your legs in shape, so it's back to the weights for me. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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