I weight train 3 times a week, doing a full body workout. I work abs 5-6
days a week, though. I have been weight training for years, and I love it.
Even when I was pregnant and could no longer run (just didn't work for me),
I could go to the gym and do some weights. Another reason is my legs just
can't hold up to more than 4/5 days of running a week ( I average about 35
miles a week running, usually in 4 days running).
2 days would probably be sufficient, but I suggest working your abs a
bit more often, they are a core muscle group where you will definitely
notice the difference w/more. I don't know if I would do legs more than
twice a week, especially if you are really upping your mileage...you want
them to be fresh for your runs...quality is better than quantitiy! Good
luck! Robyn Hughes
> I aim to weight train my legs 3 times a week (to prevent further knee
> problems), and I do upper body stuff 1-2 times per week (I have toothpick
> arms and am trying to gain definition, and I need stronger core muscles
> because I want to start running longer distances). I have read that
> can weight train as little as once per week. But does this do much good?
> How many days a week do you weight train, and why?