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TAKINTIME Posts: 11
5/28/14 11:27 P

Great ideas. Thanks!

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5/28/14 10:42 P

Definitely don't run two consecutive days until you've been running for at least six months or a year. The impact is very hard on the body. On your off days, you can do just about anything that isn't high impact. Strength training is a great option. You could also swim, do yoga, or even just walk.

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5/28/14 6:53 P

run 3 days a week, do full body ST 2-3 times a week, 1 rest day and 1 yoga/pilates/cardio xt if you have time.

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5/28/14 5:58 P

It is a good idea not to run two days in a row because running is a high impact exercise and hard on your joints. Cross training is a good thing and doing lower impact exercises on your non-running days would be ideal. Here's a blog that you may find helpful: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=5_r
easons_ive_never_had_a_running_injury<
/a> . Walking, swimming, elliptical, cycling, etc. are all good low impact exercises that you may want to try incorporating into your program.

Is your PT working with you on your program? If so, you may want to ask him/her what they recommend with the interval training, but here's an article that may help you get started:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=489
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5/28/14 5:47 P

I alternate running with strength training so I have 3 running workouts each week (working on different things) and 2 days where I do full body strength training.

TAKINTIME Posts: 11
5/28/14 5:03 P

I just starting running this past weekend (actually it's a run/walk method to build up since I've never run before). Everything I've read said not to run two days in a row, in order to rest your muscles. What are your thoughts on this?

Also, on days that you aren't running, what type of exercises do you do? My PT told me to do interval workouts. Any ideas?

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