I think it depends on how new you are to running. If you're brand new, 3X per week is what you want to start off with, and you'll want to stick to that for the first 8-12 weeks. Once you've gotten through that period, it seems fine to run more often, according to the plans I've found.
For example, I started off back in September by following the Couch to 5K program (C25K)...that program was for 3 days per week. Now that I'm training for my first 10K, it recommends running 4-5 times per week.
One thing I would recommend, so that you don't get any overuse injuries, is to switch up the type of running you're doing. For example, try running intervals one day (which helps you build up speed and endurance), then try running at a steady pace on another day, etc. You can find some great running programs for free on www.active.com and www.coolrunning.com.
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before i fell pregnant i was running 6 days a week, strength training 1 day a week. Sunday was the only day off. My personal trainer said this was fine provided that i increased my calorie and water intake. And when sick took time off.
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I was just wondering..is it bad to run 5 days in a row during the work week? I want to workout that often and since I dont have a gym membership, running is what gives me the best calorie burn and makes me feel the best..but is it bad to do?? Every training plan i see says to run 3 days a week but that seems way too little..thoughts?
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