Next week, I start my official training for the 5K in April. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been easing myself back into running with some short runs here and there mixed in with cycling and strength training. Last week, I ran a whopping 7 miles and I plan to hit 10 miles this week.
Today, I hit the gym for an easy 2 miles on the treadmill. Then, I headed down to the weight area for a full body strength training session. My left knee and right foot are both doing well. I’ve been working hard on strengthening my quads during the strength sessions. I think that coupled with the cycling has helped the knee. The right foot just needed rest, I think.
The 5K plan does include speed intervals once a week. That’s the part that worries me most. I’m most likely to injure myself there. Fortunately, it starts “slow” with just 4X400 m intervals.
5 minutes warmup
2 miles at 8:34 pace
5 minutes cool down
full body strength session.