A person has to burn approximately 3,500 calories to lose one pound.? Depending on body weight, it would take running at least 35 miles per week to lose one pound, according to Runner's World. At a 12-minute mile pace, that would take roughly 7 hours a week.
The distance a person has to run to lose one pound varies, according to Running and Weight Loss. A number of factors should be taken into account, including age, gender, metabolism rate, weight and running speed, to determine this distance. People who decide to shed weight through running have to combine exercise with a healthy diet, according to About.com Running & Jogging. Eating smaller portions and avoiding high-fat and high-calorie foods can really help?.