So as someone new to the whole running thing, and someone who had bad joints and is prone to injury I am taking my training for the 5k slow. I am absolutly putting a solid day of rest from the running between my c25k sessions. Trouble is I usually only hit he gym Monday thru Thursday. I may have to start swinging a Sunday in there just to get things moving. Each c25k workout has 3 sessions, if done every other day with a break I should be in good shape, trouble is when I am oncall for work I can’t exactly be in the gym. I am working to get things moved around so I can get a run in and have time to ice down etc when I am oncall on Fridays, Saturdays it is not likely to happen though.
I am not however giving up all my other working out just because I am training for the 5k. That just seems silly. I am however modifying what I am doing. No more 5k sessions on the elliptical accompanied with the recumbent bike and the water aerobics until I feel a little stronger. I am just subbing the running in for the elliptical. I am not going nearly as far, but I think I am doing okay. Plus, hello this is real life McFly things are not perfect. (I typoed perfect oddly enough)
So on the days when I run I still take my water class, I enjoy the water it is really good for my joints and I think it probably helps decompress some things that I strain when I run. 260 pounds of me pounding on my feet/ankles/knees is probably not the most forgiving feeling in the world.
So what about my latest purchase for my fitness life? The Wii? Well, I am still using it. I have the Wii Fit Plus, which has a “free walk” option where you just walk in place, I use it to work on intervals. I like the boxing game that came with Wii Sports Resort. I totally groove on getting all sweaty throwing punches at those little guys and even jump around in a little circle with my arms in the air when I have laid the smackdown on them. I am such a nerd. Today I bought Just Dance 2 and let me tell you, I may not be the best at being coordinated, but it was so much fun.
So in my off days from my running I will still be doing my best to work on my cardio at home, and my knees still get to feel a bit of impact, but I think it is okay. Any more experienced people out there think it’s a bad thing?
So wii may want to rest but there is no rest for those of us that have big aspirations of meeting our goals. I am just trying not to overdo it.