3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

is running 4 days a week going to be enough?

Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
Senior Member
Jpye's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 103

Height: 5'2"

Default is running 4 days a week going to be enough?

Hi everyone! I am back to running again (and absolutely freaking loving it might I add) and I am just wondering if running 4 days a week is enough. I have only been doing 2 miles each time but I don't want to jump into it all too quick and hurt my knee again. I have been running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Will this be a good amount of cardio to continue losing weight?

Jpye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2007, 05:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
LisaMarie71's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,860

S/C/G: 285.2/285.2/185

Height: 5'9"


I guess you need to be a little more specific for any of us to answer your question. Running 4 days a week is enough to HELP you lose weight, yes, if you are burning more calories than you consume. Running is a fantastic cardio exercise, so it burns lots of calories, but if you eat more than you burn, you won't lose weight. I run about 30 miles a week (I run 4 or 5 days and do other exercise as well), but if I don't keep my calorie intake down to a certain amount, I won't lose any weight. So yes, it's a great way to burn calories, but just like with any exercise, it only helps you lose weight if you're making sure the calories you take in aren't higher than the ones you're burning through both exercise and just being alive.

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -- St. Francis of Assisi
LisaMarie71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
CrawlWalkRun's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 50

S/C/G: 227/160


Due to injury, most people should NOT run more than 4x a week. This is to protect the joints. More cardio is probably needed to lose weight, so on other days, you could cross train -- kickboxing, walking, swimming, etc.
CrawlWalkRun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
Ilene the Bean
Ilene's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,719

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"


You should only be running every second day.

Have you tried "The Couch-to-5K Running Plan"

It's a very good beginner program ... Good Running and Good Luck!!
I l e n e
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.

Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2