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Old 09-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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I am a total newb when it comes to exercise.. so i was wondering if it is ok to jog 2x/day (approx 30 mins. each time). And should i take any days off?

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Old 09-21-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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For me, the jogging 30 min twice a day would be difficult. My concern would be burn out. You want to start gradually and then work you way up to more intense work outs. I also found that I got shin splints when I jogged. If you are able to maintain that I'd so go for it though.

I would definitely take one day off a week if not two.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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There would be nothing wrong with splitting up your workout I don't think, but I wouldn't be able to keep myself motivated. I bore easily I think.
A suggestion would be to find a different kind of cardio that you also like to do, if you tire of jogging twice a day. Examples:
-intervals
-cycling
-swimming
-a fitness class
-aquafit
Anyways. Those are just suggestions, good luck!
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I think 60 minutes a day of jogging for a total newb is way too much and asking for injury. Assuming you can jog 30 minutes at a time (I know I sure couldn't at first, I only just barely jogged 20 minutes after 5 weeks of working up to it with walk/run intervals), it still takes time for your joints and ligaments to get used to it. I'd be afraid you will hurt yourself.

Check out C25K (Couch to 5K):

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml
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Thanks for the responses.. I am going to work my way up to that... I am no where close to that yet, I just wanted to know for future reference .. Currently I walk/power-walk and that is enough for now lol
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Thanks for the responses.. I am going to work my way up to that... I am no where close to that yet, I just wanted to know for future reference .. Currently I walk/power-walk and that is enough for now lol

Oh good. You scared me a little.

BTW, there's lots of great running threads. Several are based on the C25K program (in the Support Forum - Challenge subform). Also see the Cool Running thread in the Exercise Forum.
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