I'm not saying never, but your body does need recovery time....alot has to do with how long you have been running. It takes months and sometimes years for the tendons and joints etc to be able to withstand the stresses that they endure on a daily basis. I don't think you could say never, but making it a regular thing could be setting yourself up for injury. Be Careful!
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I agree with NATALIE - that trying out 4 days a week for a month or so it a good idea.
I'm reading a book right now on HEART RATE TRAINING and the authors often have training on more than 3x per week. But the added days are very easy days keeping one's HR 60-70% of MAX or running where you can talk non-stop without getting winded at all - very slow.
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I have seen marathon training programs and a ragnar training program that call for 6 days a week training. Most days are not real long runs with one or two that have longer runs. As Donna said - if you aren't trying to be a speedster every time you run you could probably ease into it. I'm thinking about adding a 4th day myself.
I also think it depends on what your runs are like. Are you always pushing yourself to run fast, or are they enjoyable easy runs. I think that makes a big difference. Good luck. I know someone that does run every day and has for years but they are easy runs.
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You can give it a try. Do two days in a row and then take a day off to see how you feel. Then try another two days in a row. That would give you 4 days. Try it for a little while and if you don't have any problems, you can try doing 3 in a row.
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Just a question on how people feel about daily running. I have always kept to a every other day schedule for my running, never running two consecutive days in a row. It has served me well but there are times I would like to be able to run more than every other day. Just cause I enjoy running above and beyond any other cardio I do. Is this a bad idea? What do people think? Is there a point at which is ok to run every day?
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