To add to what Nancy was saying . . . When you are first starting out, the body needs to get used to the pounding that running places on our joints. Giving the body that day in-between runs to recover, actually allows it to repair *AND* get stronger.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your running! Have a great weekend.
Thanks! I didn't realize I was supposed to wait 48 hours in between. I always try and wait 24 hours between runs, but not usually more than that. I do skip days. I think I run on average 4 days a week. Sometimes it ends up being 5 because I run both weekend days, cause my friend is off of work and we can run together. I will definitley read up on that.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042) Posts: 46,222 2/15/08 8:41 A
Great job, Danielle...sounds like the new shoes are giving you some speed...LOL! I actually run faster outside versus running on the treadmill but some of that is due to my running coaches never allowing our class to run on an incline (or grade) less than 2%. Keep up the GREAT job and as always...
HAPPY RUNNING! Nancy
PS. Just a note, but many running experts today are advising a less is more approach to running. Meaning that when you do a hefty run like you did yesterday, you may want to consider cross training or an easy run today. I only run 3 days a week and have for well over a year now and I have actually been lowering my times and increasing my speed AND more importantly staying injury free. The theory is you want to have quality runs not quantity runs. Since your quality runs tend to be quite hard on the body, you need to allow yourself a good 48 hour recovery time. Check out the March/April edition of Her Sports and the books Run Less, Run Faster and Brain Training for Runners.
Great job on the run. It really helps build confidence when you are able to sustain your gains on your own. Keep up the good work.
There are some good treadmill workout videos on Runnersworld.com. I haven't used them yet as I don't have a treadmill here in Racine. I will probably use them next week when I am on the road as I don't know the safe areas to run.
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Fitness Minutes: (3,656) Posts: 3,840 2/14/08 10:17 P
Sometime I use a treadmill...which is nice because I can keep the speed constant and its inside...and no hills unless I change the incline. I live in Florida so I am usually able to run outside. I have a friend running with me and so sometimes we run together at her apt gym. Whenever I have to increase my distance, I like to try on the treadmill first to work my body up, then try it outside. But today I had to run on my own so I ran it outside. It felt amazing being able to finish it without cheating.
On the program I am doing...I tried the 8 minutes at a time...its 8min run 1 minute walk x 3 then the last three min you run! I did the run outside and finished...The best thing...I ran by myself and was able to keep my pace at what I have been doing instead of dropping to a lower speed which I usually do when I run by myself:) Thanks for all the advice and motivation...looking forward to doing it again tomorrow.
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