I ran 3 times this week at the gym. I do it on the treadmill since that has more give and less pounding on my feet, especially my reconstructed ankle.
The first time I tried this I hurt and ached for days. Now the pain and swelling is not as severe and I can do this every two days or so. Now its time to make a walk/run schedule like I had last year.
My plan is to use a warm-up walking period of 5 minutes since my ankle can be stiff until I get it moving along at a good speed. Then I will use 20 minutes on the treadmill and block off when and for how long I will run in between bouts of cooling down.
Today I ran for 4 bouts of 45 seconds each with about 3-4 minutes between. I didn’t track it exactly. But now I want to track so I can see improvement and push myself as I progress. If I hadn’t already been getting into shape through Beachbody and ChaLEAN Extreme, there is no way I could come right out and run 45 seconds the first time. I am getting stronger and not stopping now.
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