Quick Answer: How Long Should I Go For A Jog?

For most people, the Mayo Clinic recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise, such as jogging, each week for basic physical fitness.

Workouts should be spaced out during the week.

For example, you might jog 30 minutes a day five days a week.

How long should you jog for beginners?

Beginning runners should start with two to four runs per week at about 20 to 30 minutes (or roughly 2 to 4 miles) per run. You may have heard of the 10 Percent Rule, but a better way to increase your mileage is to run more every second week. This will help your body adapt to your new hobby so you don’t get hurt.

Is it OK to run every day?

Running every day may have some health benefits. How many days it’s safe for you to run each week depends on your goals and physical fitness levels. Scheduling days for cross training, strength training, and rest should be part of your training plan. They may make you a stronger and healthier runner overall.

How far can you jog in 20 minutes?

A decent benchmark is 8 minutes/mile. If you’re getting tired after 7-8 minutes or running, then you won’t make 12 minutes for 1.5 miles or 24 minutes for 3 miles, but it’s an even goal to try to attain. If you’re getting winded that quickly, go slower and try for somewhere between 20-30 minutes of constant jogging.

How far can the average person jog?

The average person is not a runner and would be hard pressed to run a mile. The average runner should be good to do a 5K (about 3.1 miles). And if you can run a 5K, you can finish a 10K. Most of the runners I know are half or full marathoners.