Our expert says:
1 hour a day, 6 days a week is a lot. There are not many people, guys or girls, who do that. The general guideline is 45 minutes to 60 minutes a day, five days a week, but that's accumulated training time. So if you can do another 2 days of even 30 minutes, then you're almost there.
It's important to understand that you can't just go in at the top, so to speak. Your body needs time to adapt and if you followed this guy's advice, you'd guarantee yourself an injury. So you're exactly right at the moment, and now it's just a case of gradually increasing. You can add 15 minutes to your runs, but increasing their length by 5 minutes a week for a few weeks, or you can add that 4th day in a few weeks, then a fifth day. But you must do it gradually, else you will be injured.
Eventually, your goal is maybe to do 2 or 3 runs of 40 minutes, one of maybe 30 minutes, and one or two of closer to an hour. But that's a goal, not a requirement, and try not to worry about his advice, I have a feeling he's flexing his metaphorical muscles when he gives out that advice!
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