I’ve signed up for two training plans on my RunKeeper. One is running for fat loss and the other is training to run a 10km race in under 55 minutes. The first plan started immediately and the second didn’t start until last week and even then I skipped the initial runs as they were the same or easier than the first plan. My thinking was that I could just skip the runs that doubled up for the couple of weeks that the plans overlapped.
But now, I’ve reached the point that I’m in the middle of both plans. There is a lot of intervals or tempo runs that I don’t want to skip but I also want to space them with longer, easier runs too. Finding the time to fit them all in is becoming tricky but I don’t want to stop using one of the plans because then I’d feel a bit like a non-finisher. I’m supposed to take a rest day in between some of the runs but often now, I have two runs scheduled for the same day so I do the second one on the rest day. This isn’t working well for me.
Yesterday I went for an easy 5 km with a few 20 second intervals at the end and it nearly killed me. I think I’ve got shin splints. So despite there being two runs scheduled for today, I’m taking the day off!