Dont be scared of the max sessions.... but do be prepared to question their do-ability whilst part way through the warm up! You'll soon learn how to pace yourself differently and you'll get a massive buzz from them.
I'm doing the Tonbridge Half marathon in september, but nothing else so far....I always used to be a cyclist and am considering moving back to that rather than running.
I was thinking of trying to increase my training routine (morning: insanity, evening: run) but i'm not sure how wise that its!
I'm being more careful for sure, but my sweet tooth/bread tooth quite often wins the battle of wills! I'm tempted to give the insanity meal plan a go...not sure how it'd fit in with my day but I'll consier it.
You're brave if you try it, but then again - give it a couple of days try and see how you get on.....whats the worse that can happen? lol
Did my first insanity in a week and half today, I did the first months power and resistance DVD....even having done the MAX sessions the normal workout was still hard (especially during moving push ups) - but then I guess it should be as you should always be pushing and digging deeper!
I've been running more and feel great to be honest, my minute/mile times are much improved and I feel like I "carry" myself better and put it down to improved core strength.
I've revised my thoughts on doing 1 MAX session per week, and will replace it with a first month workout - I'm of the opinion that unless you're in the middle of the max sessions trying to do 1 session of MAX per week is not do-able as you need to be fit for it, and doing it once a week is not realistic.
So the plan now is.
Monday. insanity (choice of power/cardio/plyo)
Wednesday. shorter run (hills/tempo/fartlek)
Thursday. 5 aside football
Friday. shorter run (hills/tempo/fartlek)
Saturday. Insanity - either cardio abs or insane abs
Sunday. Long run.
hopefully by Sept 25th I'll be in half marathon shape
I'm doing ok....did my first run last night since the London marathon - did 3 miles and my legs are in bits today! I'd have thought after 2 months of insanity of 5 aside football I should be ok.....shows what I know!
As for the run.....no idea on pace/time as I didnt take a watch, but I was a lot more "bouncy" and felt good. Hopefully a sign of things to come!
Emmy - dont be scared to take a rest, the last thing you want to do is injure yourself!