I am a Wannabe that is for sure. Running a Marathon is something I've wanted to do for quite a long time. I am 35 years old, and I had let myself get out of shape pretty badly over the past 7 or 8 years. This past December, I stopped drinking sodas and tea, and switched to 95% water only(some juices). I've been working out every day of the week since Jan 1st. Most days it's just 20 minutes on my eliptical machine. Other days I try and go up to 45mins or so. Recently -- the past month or so -- I've been riding my bike once a week over 30+miles in an hour. My weight at the beginning of Jan was 241+ lbs. I am now down to 214. I'm feeling really good.
I have tried to incorporate running into my regime, but the problem is my Achilles heel. I injured it while playing basketball over a year ago, and while I went through therapy, it never quite healed it doesn't seem. I can go about 3 or 4 miles and it still bothers me sometimes, and when it does, I ease off of it. It nearly always hurts initially in the morning, but goes away and is fine after 20 or 30 mins. Am I just getting "old"?
I was thinking about starting the Schedule I training program. On Rest days, is it silly to ride a bike for short (4-6miles)? What type of cross training should one do, light weight weights?
I guess I should just get out there, start the schedule I and see how far I get on it huh? I hate the idea of rest days though, because I'm afraid I'll find some excuse to not continue on. That's why I've been working out every day so far this year.
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