Everyone has an opinion these days and unfortunately, most opinions shouldn’t be taken seriously. However, the problem with such opinions is that they often belong to people who have lots of influence on others. These so-called influencers are just that because they have a huge following. This is a problem for people who take their word without doing research.

Take Casey Neistat for example, who has a decent following and is a person who likes to brag that they ran here and there while also sharing thoughts about their business and all things in the world. Basically, Neistat is a vlogger. This is fine, but one shouldn’t take their world about human physiology and kinesiology seriously, not without double and triple checking information.

One of his mottos is to run daily. That is far from practical and effective and here is why.

What About Recovery?

Putting lots of strain on your muscles, every single day, means that they will be sore and that they might be prone to injury. The more you train, the weaker you get, simply because you don’t have the time to recover.

When it comes to running, you are using the same muscles all the time.

It’s not like you are changing your workout by adding a back day or an arm day. For most people who run, that is their only hobby. But you don’t see people going to the gym every single day, unless they are coaches.

Recovery is very important and you need to set the pace for yourself, based on how quickly you recover.

Not All Workouts Are the Same Intensity

Let’s say that you did a relatively easy 10K session one day and that you are completely fine from it. You should still let your legs recover and perhaps run the day after tomorrow. If you did a half marathon at a racing pace, you’re not going to be running for a couple of days.

Yes, some people can recover very quickly, but even those who are training at elite levels don’t run every day, even though they might have two consecutive days of running, based on their schedule. It is important to train according to your own pace, according to your own recovery routines. 

Runners tend to overachieve anyway and push their bodies beeyond what is comfortable, which typically results in an injury.

You shouldn’t be taking any advice from online personalities, especially if they have no scientific background in a certain field. Take their advice with a spoonful of salt and double check information, comparing it with information from reliable sources.

Daily running can be dangerous, especially if you think that you can do long distance races every day.