In general, my tendinitis has been pretty good lately, and I’m feeling confident about my ability to run again.
…and yet, I’m scared of re-injuring myself, because I know how carried away I can get with my running.
This fear (and the reality of my injury) has prompted me to re-consider my training.
I’m typically a 5-a-week girl. Prior to moving to the land of the rain and darkness, I ran 5 days a week. I loved it, I was happy, and in 12 years of running, I had NO INJURIES.
And then I got injured. So now as I’m getting back to running, I’m wondering if 5-a-week is too much. So, I’m thinking about following the Run Less, Run Faster method.
With the Run Less, Run Faster method, you only run 3 days a week: 1 long run, 1 tempo run, and 1 day of track workouts.
On the one hand, following this method might reduce my injury.
On the other, I don’t think that I can follow it.
Okay, I said that wrong. I think that I can follow it. I just don’t know if I want to. I like running. To be more specific, I like comfortable long distance running. Running only 3 days a week sounds kind of lame. And then, with the Run Less, Run Faster program, two of those three days are speedwork. I don’t like speedwork at all. The program sounds kinda terrible.
But what sounds terrible might be what’s most healthy for me.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever used the Run Less, Run Faster method?