Back in April, I ran the Stronglifts 5×5 program for a couple of months but ended up dropping it so I could focus on running. So many things were going on at that point that I couldn’t sustain the energy demand of both exercises.
Fast-forward six months, after getting a bit of a mileage base (almost 500 miles), I think I’m ready to start back again.
How do I fit it into the schedule?
- Sunday – Stronglifts
- Monday – Rest
- Tuesday – Running in morning, Stronglifts in evening.
- Wednesday – Running
- Thursday – Running in morning, Stronglifts in evening.
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – Long ass run.
Pretty simple, eh?
Tues and Thurs are my short run days (4 miles).
I hope this is maintainable as the weight goes up. That seemed to be the sticking point for me last time.
We’ll see how it goes.
Figured I’d drop an update while I drink my morning coffee and get ready for my long run.
Day 2 – 5m
Pretty decent run. Nothing remarkable to note. Feels good to be training again. I felt a little lost the previous 2 weeks without the focus that running brings me.
Day 3 – 3m
I joined the Strava Climbing Challenge this month. The challenge is to get 2000 metres of climbing in, so I am trying to choose run routes that have a good hill component to them.
Looks like the jingle run is off for me so I will have to find another 10k. No changes in plans for my Jan. half-marathon. Still no idea on when I will run a marathon but it’s looking like I will be “ready” by March.
The grand goal for 2016 is a 50k ultra (valley harvest run) but I really need to find out what 26.2 miles feels like first.