I’m finally to the point where I think my knee issues are almost gone and instead of getting tired during a run or a sprint I’m running out of lung capacity. That said, I’m not sure if I should look into adding more days per week to my running or adding distance. I’ve been hearing different things.
I’m not super fast like my friend Megan who went out running for the first time in three weeks and did nine miles at. 7:15 pace, but I am feeling more confident and like that I feel better physically and mentally now that I’m more active. I have had quite a few people tell me to enter a race, and I just don’t think I want to right now, but I’m also not sure what the next step should be.
I’ve been running since the beginning of March and while I don’t seem to see a physical difference, that is why I started, to burn fat and to get more toned. With that in mind, do I increase my five miles to a longer distance and stick with running every other day? Do I stay with five miles and run six days per week, which was what I originally thought was a good goal to work toward? The last thing I want to do is hurt myself.
Apparently to start burning excess fat you need to do 60-90 minutes of cardio per day. I don’t know if that’s true, but these love handles aren’t disappearing even though the tread on my sneakers is.