Newbie Tip: Running Everyday is Bad for You

If you’re a newbie and wanting to get your fitness up, pretty sure you’ve done the same mistake that I did. I run every morning, everyday thinking that my cardio and time will be better. Until I found out that running everyday is really bad for you (well, not that bad :)), which is what we are going to do today.

The short answer to that is, it really depends on your body, your fitness level and your goals. Let me explain more;


The frequency of your runs varies per person as to what they wanted to achieve. It’s really important that you follow a training program that matches your fitness level, because this is what will improve your skills and it will effective to use.

running injury equation
running injury equation

Most experts says that running everyday is not a good idea, since you’re increasing the risk of overuse injury because of the repetitive movement of the muscle and joints. This is because running is really hard for your knees, joints, pretty sure you figure this out already.

But, if you are in a decent shape (been running for a while, with good endurance) you should allow a training program that has a sufficient rest time between workouts.

The Beginning Runner’s Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk/Run Program
The Beginning Runner’s Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk/Run Program

Honestly, I think running everyday is ok, and if you have the passion for running and racing, that good too! Just make sure you balance the workout and always do a recovery runs, this helps a lot!

If you run everyday and you balance the intensity of your daily runs, make sure you include easy runs, in between your schedule. This will change the frequency of your runs and your body can take some rest through easy runs.

But if you like to run at full speed and hardly ever incorporate slower workouts into your routine, then running every day is definitely not a good idea.

If you wanted to run every single day and pound those knees at high workout rate, it’s not a good idea to do runs every day. Your causing injury to yourself.

Recovery is important, because it will benefit your mental health, will balance your hormones and allow your muscle tissue to repair itself. Rest day will depend on your program, just make sure you have enough to recovery.

What I am trying to say is, our body is designed to handle a lot of workload, but make sure you are treating it with care, because there’s no reason you can’t run everyday, always make sure there’s a lot of recovery and rest peroid when you need them. As always keep on running!