Run/Walk Intervals

Run/Walk Intervals

Sara Runs again!!! You have no idea how happy I am to type that. It’s been a long six months without running. I’m starting slow and listening to my Doctor.

Run/Walk Intervals

I started with a few minutes of dynamic stretches and jumped on the treadmill to start my intervals. I took it easy and did 3 minutes of running at 6.0MPH and then 2 minutes of walking at 3.8MPH and repeated the intervals until I completed 30 minutes.

It felt amazing to move and sweat a little. I’m extremely nervous since I’m still in the first trimester so I’m going to take it really easy. I plan on doing this same workout 3x’s a week for a couple of weeks and then I’ll start increasing the run interval to 4 minutes of running.

After I finished the intervals I did some light stretching and a few hip exercises. Injuries can come on quick when you have taken a lot of time off from running so I’m going to be extra cautious and coach myself like I would any of my athletes.

Have you ever had to take a long break from running? How did you jump back in to it? 

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  1. So happy to hear you are back to running! Yes, take it very easy for now. Better to under-do it than to do too much too soon and risk an injury. I have taken off long periods from running (usually from an injury). I do the run/walk thing for at least a week or two to get back into it! Also I try and do some strength training to get my legs up to speed. 🙂
    Pete B recently posted..2015 S-No-W Fun 5 Miler Race Recap and Video

    • Thanks, Pete! I would much rather under-do it, but keep running through my pregnancy. Good idea to start strength training again! I need to get on it.

  2. I took a break last fall while I was working with my PT. Technically I’m back to running, but I’m still feeling tenderness in my knee, so I’m not running very much. Luckily I am enjoying the other ways I’ve been working out, but I do wish I could run the mileage I used to do. I’m sure I’ll miss it even more in the spring.
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    • It seems like your knee pain won’t ever go away. 🙁 I know it’s expensive, but have you thought about seeing a different doctor or PT?

  3. Glad to hear you are back to running! I took off during the summer and fall. 🙂 No reason, just that I hated to run.
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