I try to maintain 6 days a week but occasionally I have to take and extra day off. I'm not a young pup anymore so recovery kind of determines when I need a extra day off. I've been running steady now for a little more than 4 yrs when I first started running regularly it was in the 4-5 days per week. It takes time to build a base and recovery resilience to go much more early on. I believe that it depends on the individual person as to how much they can handle and how quickly they can recover. Good luck
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I took Jeff Galloway's advice that says in my age bracket (50 - 54) I should be running every other day. I do 2 or 3 shorter runs, with a longer run on the weekend. Right now my longest has been 4.5 miles. I started running last June, was off 6 weeks with an injury and started C25K for the second time on October 4th.
Hi! I am a beginner and I run 3 days a week. I walk every other day, my dog would go nuts if I didn't. I am just starting out and am participating in a Galloway program. We were told to run 2 days a week in additional to our group run. I'm sure we will build up to more. This Saturday is only our 2nd group run so that's all the info I have for now. Good luck!
Five days a week for me...used to run 6x/week, felt tired in races, so cut back to 5. Everyone's different, though, you may need to experiment.
I run 4x a week with 2 days of crosstraining. I would love to run more but my battle to fend of shin splints seems more successful this way. Even with only going 4x I have managed to s l o w l y build up my base mileage to 18-23 miles per week. Just have to have a rest or swim day after a long run.
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I am just getting back into running, am failry heavy 5' 8" 180# and am taking it slow. I try to run every other day.
Will probably wait til Spring to increase that to 4 - 5 times a week. I play a lot of golf and don't do both in any given day.
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Currently I run only twice a week (mostly sat and sun) and thats because of my work.. however i started enrolling in 5K races which i hope to run more per week, my goal is to run 4x a week.
Thanks to all who replied!! I was just being nosey I guess
I'm a new runner and I run 4 times a week and sometimes 5... if I am feeling ambitious. What I have noticed since I have started running is that I am less stressed out and I sleep so much better!! YAY!!
I was wondering that as well. I am in week 5 and I run every other day 3 times a week and 2 days between I cycle for 60 minutes usually between 22 and 25 miles; then I take 2 days off back to back for recovery. The running actually is more satisfying than cycling and I would like to run everyday but am too worried that I will overtrain and get hurt then no running so I am going to finish the c25k and re-evaluate running more than 3 days a week. When did everyone else start running more than what is in the plan?
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I'm nursing a tempermantal calf at the moment so I only doing three runs/week, usually between 6-7 miles each run. In a perfect world, I'd be shortening those by a mile or so and adding an additional long. Unfortunately, my calf won't let me do that just yet. The above poster was dead on though when they mentioned that it takes a bit to establish a base that will allow for a more aggressive schedule.
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I started the C25K plan, but always did more after doing the required reps. I just kept doing the same reps up to about 45 minutes of workout (my limit where I couldn't keep up). And then I walk to get the distance up to 4.5 to 5 miles
I then made sure to only do 3 workouts per week, to let my body adjust. I've had days after where things hurt and the rest was needed!
This plan has worked up to week 5 (Day 3 of week 5 I did the 20 minutes, then a 10 minute run then a 4 minute run with rests)
For week 6, I jumped to the start of the Bridge to 10K plan, as I've signed up for a 10K race as my first race in 5 weeks time! The extra work along the way is helping a lot for this change of plan.
Jan 2011 - Bermuda International Race Weekend 10K - 1:22:22