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How To Run An 8 Minute Mile
Is it healthier to run 4 days a week for 16 minutes at at 8:30 mile pace, or 2 days a week for 30 minutes at a 9:30 pace?
I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ run combo. I would then gradually increase to 20-30 minutes running 3-5 times per week i think the duration or distance covered is more important than the speed. Oviously the speed will naturally increase with a training effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Activities of stamina require regular practice and sometimes the advice of athletic trainers although with dieticians. At your age, especially if sedentary for a long time, go gradually into this realm but you should be able to succeed. ...Read more
Need more info: This is a complicated question which will require a lot more information to answer. When did you start running? How often do you run? What symptoms do you experience that limit you from running more than 2 miles? Do you have pain? Are you short of breath? Dizzy? Is time a factor? Is safety a factor? What kind of shoes are you wearing, if any? Need much more information to answer your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes But: I used to do 7 miles 7 days per week. To protect your knees be sure you have good shoes and if possible run on a surface other than concrete. I now walk 5 miles an hour so maybe a good speed walk in good shoes? ...Read more
Running: Dear chinchilla, what is your goal? What kind of physical shape are you in? Are you trying to lose weight? The answer really depends on you. I know some people who are happy with jogging a couple of miles 3 or more times a week. I have known people who run 50 to 100 miles per week. I have known some people who often run 50 or more miles in one day. Think about what you want to achieve. But. ...Read more
Time more than: Miles. You should engage in at least 150 minutes/week of physical activity. As your condition improves, the number of miles will increase. Do not over do it. Increase the rigor of your activity gradually. ...Read more
About 175 miles !: Why not select a more moderate goal. Try setting goal for 1 up to max of 2 lbs per week average. Insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
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