The length of time it takes to see results from running depends on several factors, including your starting fitness level, the intensity and frequency of your runs, your diet, and other lifestyle factors. Generally, you can expect to see some improvements in your overall fitness and health within a few weeks to a few months of starting a regular running program.
For example, if you're a beginner runner, you may start to see improvements in your endurance and energy levels after just a few weeks of running regularly. You may also start to notice a decrease in body fat, improved mood, and better sleep quality.
If your goal is to lose weight, you may start to see results in that area within a few months, especially if you're also making changes to your diet and other lifestyle habits.
It's important to keep in mind that everyone's body responds differently to exercise, and results will vary based on individual factors such as genetics, body type, and metabolism. Additionally, it's important to be patient and consistent with your running program, as real and sustainable changes take time and effort.
It's also a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. Your doctor can help you develop a safe and effective exercise plan that's right for you.
Michael McGovern, Crusader Committee Member, Chairman of Irish Milers Club