I agree with Nancy about checking out the couch25k program. Runnersworld.com also has a beginners running program. Even though you have a cardio base from the elliptical, you use different muscles for running. You also are stressing your joints...you don't want to do too much too soon. I read the other day that it takes the equivilant of riding a bike 4 miles to equal 1 running mile...not sure what the elliptical would be, but I'm sure you get the idea.
ST is still so important. The way I work my training schedule is on a 3 day rotation...3 days of running and the last day of each rotation is my ST. That way the next day is an off and recovery day. Whatever you do, I recommend 3-5 days of running with 2 days ST and 1-2 days off...
Any questions, just holler!
"There are days when you don't feel like running. Those are the days that you have to do it. Discipline is doing what you don't want to do so you can do what you really want to do."
2008 GOAL=900 Miles
April 6-Martian HM
June1-Dexter-Ann Arbor HM
June 14-Flirt with Dirt 10k Trail Race
October 19-Detroit Free Press Marathon
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