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❄️ Be consistent with running. I am following Hal Higdon: Half Marathon Novice 2 Plan. I run 4 days a week and I like it. I do think I could have done his Intermediate 1 Plan but decided to play it safe. I’ll see how I am feeling after week 6 and then see if I want to move up to the other plan.
❄️ Continue to use the Peloton bike. I guess I should clarify and say begin instead of continue. I haven’t taken a bike class this year.
❄️ Run the NYC Half Marathon, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, and the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile. So technically they do not take place in the Winter but I am adding them here anyway.
❄️ Continue walking. It isn’t so bad. I am liking them more than I thought I would. Did you know that I’ve done a few times the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk? Yep, I walked for 3 days to raise money for breast cancer. This was before I became a runner.
❄️ Stretch and foam roll. I will admit that I am not doing it as often as I should, but I am starting little by little. I bought a thick exercise mat at Aldi’s and have been using it to foam roll. It hurts but also feels good. I have noticed a difference in my plantar fasciitis, it isn’t as painful as before.
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Your winter running plan will be successful. Hal Higdon’s plan and your races will help you to stay consistent with running.
You could make it a rule to stretch and foam roll the moment you’re watching something on a screen. I’ve been doing that over the past few months and it really helps.
Long story short, I lay out my mat in the kitchen. There is no room in my room to do that. I could use my laptop to take a stretching class. Now I have to set in motion.
I think you’re smart to get back into running more days per week by starting with an easier plan; and like you said, move up after six weeks if things are going well. Have fun!
Thanks for the support! Crossing my fingers it goes well and if it doesn’t, then I still have a plan.
Looks like an active winter.
I’m slacking on the walking. But I do plan to run 4x a week with one run long.
I do have some races scheduled. That keeps me running.
Walking is something new to me and this week I didn’t do it.
I have a similar goal for stretching and foam rolling. I feel like my muscles are so tight all the time!
It is uncomfortable being in that situation. Sometimes I can’t walk as “freely” (is that even a word?) when muscles are all tight.
Glad to hear that the foam rolling is improving the PF. I am trying acupuncture and am hopeful it will help.
I didn’t think about acupuncture! I was tempted to get a cortisone shot but have heard it is painful.
Sounds like you have a really doable plan in place! Good luck
Those are good and doable plans. I couldn’t agree more about walks – they are not bad. I hope there will be some charity walks over here to join.
Walking was never my thing but it is isn’t too late to add it to my routine.