Hi friends! Happy Monday.
As I mentioned on my Instagram stories, I’ve started to transition into running again! I’m SO excited and my first two runs have felt great.
I wanted to take the time to strength train before I started running. Many people don’t realize how much strength and stability is REQUIRED to run and so they hit the ground running instead of strength training first.
Although I was cleared by my OB at my 6 week postpartum check, I waited until I was ALMOST 10 weeks postpartum to run. This gave me an extra 4 weeks of strength training and incline walking before the higher impact activity of running. This also gave my pelvic floor more time to recover and restrengthen before it was subjected to running.
I wanted to start with walk/runs to ease myself back into running. I’m a “runner” and sometimes it is hard for us to ease in. Especially since I feel great, it is important for me to have a plan and not just GOOOO!
Below is the workout I did. This is great for if you are new to running or like me and getting back into running after a babe.
6.5 is a very comfortable pace for me. I talked to my younger sister on the phone the entire time I did this workout. If you need to, you can scale back the pace. For reference, I would typically run at a base pace of 6.8-7.0 mph on a treadmill.
You’ll also see that instead of changing the treadmill at different TIME intervals as I did in the walking workouts, I changed it at different DISTANCE intervals.
Let me know how the workouts goes for you!