How do you increase your run time when you’ve put on a significant amount of weight. I know running will help, but it just feels so frustrating and I have no frame of reference for what is “good” in running anymore.

Isaac Gardner
Last year I gained 20 pounds. I started a very specific but not too strict diet. I didn't run but I went for 10k walks regularly. Eventually I lost the weight and then I started to do more intense exercise. I still don't run as much I would want to. I would recommend swimming and biking.

Elsa Barros
Last year I gained 20 pounds. I started a very specific but not too strict diet. I didn't run but I went for 10k walks regularly. Eventually I lost the weight and then I started to do more intense exercise. I still don't run as much I would want to. I would recommend swimming and biking.

Hadrien Lemoine
Good compared to who? You’re only looking to improve, incrementally, not be “good” in a wider sense. If in week 2 you’ve done a tiny bit more than you did on week 1, then that’s successful. A 5 minute light jog is infinitely better than not jogging! Also, consider adding in some squats mid-run. 5 on the first run, maybe a few more the next time.. etc etc. Best of luck 🙌

Pat Hale
Last year I gained 20 pounds. I started a very specific but not too strict diet. I didn't run but I went for 10k walks regularly. Eventually I lost the weight and then I started to do more intense exercise. I still don't run as much I would want to. I would recommend swimming and biking.

Juanita Hunt
If you mean pace, then yes you should have a higher pace if you are heavier. In terms of the amount of time, that just depends. You should workout to be healthy and happy, not to punish yourself. Set reasonable goals for distance and pace and work toward improvements over time. Maybe do a race. Just run to feel your body and be healthy. 3 miles 4 times a week is plenty. Mix it up with other exercises you enjoy.

Connor Burns
Join a run club or run with a friend to keep you motivated. Keep track of your times for a certain distance and see if you are improving:) good luck and stay positive

Paige Richardson
I struggle with the same thing! For a while I stopped thinking I should run and instead made sure to walk a lot – to work, visiting friends, after dinner and for my yoga workouts (which were only yin and hatha yoga!!!). This helped me get some muscles as well as a sense of my own body and how it has changed and how it works after putting on weight. I found that feeling my body helps me wanting to do more and then I set up a VERY slow running routine. Realizing what I’m able to still run (although shorter and slower – whatever it doesn’t matter!!!!) and finding ease in the routine has helped me continue!!

Gerry White
Join a run club or run with a friend to keep you motivated. Keep track of your times for a certain distance and see if you are improving:) good luck and stay positive

Elizabeth Vasquez
Last year I gained 20 pounds. I started a very specific but not too strict diet. I didn't run but I went for 10k walks regularly. Eventually I lost the weight and then I started to do more intense exercise. I still don't run as much I would want to. I would recommend swimming and biking.