Testing the running waters (as it were) after a lifetime (50+ years) of mostly non-running.
Not that I've been entirely sedentary ... I've enjoyed cycling, rowing, swimming, and one heck of a lot of walking.
Typically, I walk at least *part* (if not all) of the 4 miles to and/or from work.
On running days, I'll run as much of that distance as I feel able --
currently a little over half, in chunks.
My question -- on a rest day, is it okay to still do the walk to/from work?
I am not a seasoned runner by any means, but I do light cardio like walking or biking on my 'rest' days. It helps me keep my muscles loose, and eases the little aches from a hard run the day before. I dont think anyone would ever tell you not to do some light cardio on any given day. Swimming is a great recovery day workout, I am waiting for Wisconsin to warm up to take advantage of the many lakes!
Weight Loss 32 lbs loss to date (since 01/2012)
5k Races 2011
Chicago Monster Dash 10/29/2011 - 53:10
5k Races 2012
Chicago Polar Dash 1/21/2012 - 49:00
Hartland Healthy Life 5/19/2012 - 43:08
Summerfest Rock 'n Sole 6/23/2012 - 39:56 PR
Run with Wolfes 9/16/2012 -
Susan G. Komen 9/23/2012 -
Chicago Monster Dash 10/21/2012 -
7k-10k Races 2012
Chicago Get Lucky 3/18/2012 - 1:01:36
Obstacles/Mud Runs 2012
Dirty Girl Mud Run (WI) - 8/19/2012
Keep on keepin' on!