So my father has registered me to do an event exactly 3 months from today. Granted, I've been wanting to do a run but I couldn't afford the fees right now, so I quite frankly havent been training for it... hardly at all. Bad me. Anyway, when I found out that my dad decided to pay my registration for my birthday in November, I am alittle panicked! I have three months to get ready!
I need to focus on running endurance & upper body strength. The strength is what lead me to this site. About ten years ago, I was a cross country runner so I know how to get back into training for the endurance. But I've never been very strong in my arms/back. I really need to work on it and I am determined to get myself up to par.
My question is, is it overdoing it to do running training & strenght training on the same days?
I read this thread -->> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1950
Which lead me to believe it isnt overdoing it.
But how often should one work out? Three times a week? 2? If I do them together, should I just follow the plan here on simplefit & leave it at that, making it about three times a week & include my normal running workout?
I'd appreciate any advice! Like I said, I've never really been one for strength training & while I very much want to get my arms/back into shape, I don't want to push them too hard and end up getting nowhere.