I have been an on and off runner for 3 years. Last fall I hit a great level of running familiarity, form, endurance and speed.
Over the winter I didn't handle a family tragedy well; gaining weight and dropping my exercise regimen which had involved running 3-5 days per week and strength training 2 days a week, minimum.
Now I'm getting back into shape, but really want to run a 5k in mid June.
I've never had to choose strength training OR running, and don't wish to now, as I feel that I don't lose weight nearly as effectively with cardio alone.
However, to train for a 5k I need to run at least 5 days a week.
Can I do it all, or am I setting myself up for an injury?
Any advice on building new strength and 5k training at the same time?
I did strength training and ran before but was in good shape to handle it. Now, I don't know if I'm over reaching or just pushing hard to kick some ass.
"As we go through our lives there are basically two pains we will encounter on our journey. The pain of discipline and the pain of regret."