Thanks for the confirmation, Nancy! I play tennis for 2 hours 4 weekdays and I bike 2 times a week on my run off days. I do my long run on the weekend with short runs 3 times a week. Of those 3 runs, I will work on intervals and some speed drills. I am a firm believer in Jeff Galloway's Training. Needless to say, I consume clean fuel.
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If you are new to running, it's best to run every other day. The reason, your body makes the adaptation to running when you are not running, so if you do not allow for proper repair and recovery between runs, you may increase your risk for injury. Know that most running injuries do not occur overnight, but are weeks and months in the making. This is where cross training can be a big help...the elliptical, cycling even walking are great cross training.
As for strength training, it is best to focus on those exercises that strengthen you as a runner--things like squats, lunges, bridges, etc.
I hope this helps!
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Hi there! By no means do I know the best answer to these questions (that's why I'm here, too - still learning!) but will share what I do. I had been jogging 4x per week. Since school started up (I'm a teacher) my goal is to jog on Sat and Sun and get in two walks during the week.
I also do the 8 Minutes in the Morning program, which is a very basic, introductory, do-at-home strength training program, which is 6 days a week.
I'm closer to my goal today than I was yesterday!
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