PB wrote in message ...
>If running for weight loss first, then for endurance and aerobic fitness
>second, is it better to run longer distance for endurance or clock your
>1-mile runs for faster and faster times ?
If you're new to running, exercise consistency will do more than anything to
help you get fit and lose weight. The time I got down to my best running
weight I had very simple exercise routine: I ran or walked the same 4 1/2
mile loop up the local 'mountain' (600 ft vert) every day. When I felt
strong I ran up all the hills, sometimes very hard; when I felt tired I
walked the course slowly.
After about a year of doing this routine almost daily, my weight was down
substantially, I could run the course every day, and I had both power and
speed for running. As a beginning runner, don't be afraid to walk some
days, or bike ride instead, but consistency is your best friend for weight