How quickly can you lose you ability to run?
September 29, 2007 9:07 AM Subscribe
Am I losing muscle?
posted by rglass to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Because of my very hectic schedule, I haven't been able to go to the gym for the last 5 weeks. Previously, for a couple of years, I'd been doing cardio 6 days a week (running 3-4.5 miles/day on the treadmill). I've lost a couple of lbs. in the last week and I'm wondering if this might be muscle. Since I'm not exercising but eating healthfully, I wouldn't have expected to have lost 2.5 lbs in one week. Could this be muscle and how quickly am I going to lose my ability to run 4.5 miles? If I don't work out for several months, how quickly will I be able to build back up?