To lose 5 pounds a day how much do i have to run?

im am not fat i just want to get in shape for soccer this fall


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run,forrest, run!


About 2-3 miles

2 miles =10960FEET

3 miles =16440FEET


i agree with crim lyer, but the thing is probably iron man runners/ swimmers/ bicyclist burn the most calories, but they eat so many calories as well, so they dont lose that much, they try to mantain their weight not lose,


According to The Big Book of Running, c. 1978, a runner burns up to 1000 Calories per hour. A pound of fat holds about 3600 Calories. But very few people can run more than a couple of hours at a time, and this is very hard on your joints, which is not what you want to get ready for soccer (by the way, in case you had trouble with the math, to burn 5 pounds would require running about 18 hours per day). You would temporarily appear to have lost more weight because of water loss, which can lead to its own problems.

As a former soccer coach, I would recommend interval training of some sort. If you have a track available try running (sprint) the 100 yard straight parts and walking the 100 yard corners (start with the walking to warm up) and do this for 4 to 6 laps. Then jog slowly and breath deeply for another 4 laps. You will have covered a total of 2 to 2 1/2 miles and really prepared for the explosive bursts required for soccer.


You might not want to hear this but it's something to think about. No amount of running you do in one day will make you lose 5 lbs. You may however lose a couple of lbs of water weight but you'll most likely gain it right back after you drink something. Honestly, the best thing for you too do is to get in shape for soccer is to start slow running/ jogging/ walking (mix it up throughout the workout) 2-3 miles every other day then slowly build up to about 5-7 miles when ever you run. The average mid-fielder in soccer travels about 7 mi in one game. This also takes time probably about 7-8 weeks to build up the endurance. Just remember to eat healthy and stay hydrated and you will be in shape for the season and you'll also lose those extra lbs you wanted to get rid of too.


You will not be able to lose five pounds in a day no matter how much you run. Let's assume that you need 2500 calories per day to maintain your body weight. Each pound of fat holds 3500 calories, meaning, to lose a pound of fat you'll need to burn that many calories. So, if you wanted to lose five pounds in a day, you'd have to burn 17500 calories in one day alone. Say you don't eat anything that day, you're still at 15000 calories that are needed to be lost. Say you run 9 mph, which is less than a 7 minute mile. You would have to run for 14 hours straight, but remember, you can't eat anything, either.

This isn't healthy. A realistic goal would be to eat 2000 calories per day (assuming, again, that you need 2500 to maintain your weight) and aim for 1-2 pounds per week. That's the only healthy way to do it.


your suppose to lose at least 2lbs a week and nothing more.... so your question is impossible since you cant even lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks


Well, you need a 3,500 Calorie deficit to lose 1 lb. So, for a 5 lb loss you'll need a 17,500 Calorie deficit. Since, we don't know how much you weight this question is impossible to answer.

You can enter your info on this Running Calorie Calculator.

It will help you figure this out.…