I have a new challenge for you: 5k training with just 1 run a week.
Here's some background:
Around 5 years ago we had a long thread
going about achieveing a sub-20 5k on 3 runs a week. That ended when I hurt my back again.
A few things have changed since then - I gave up running, did a lot of swimming, had MRIs, prolotherapy and did pilates. A wrist injury late last year put me out of swimming for a few months so I decided to give running another go. I started by alternating 1 minute jogging with 1 minute walking, doing around 1 session a week. I've progressed to more, faster running and less walking and last week I managed a half hour session without any walking.
My jogging pace is around 5:00/km and faster stuff is around 4:00-4:20/km.
I'd like some guidance on how best to train for a 5k with just one session a week? I realise this won't be easy. The sessions will only be around half an hour as well. This is because I don't want to risk popping the back again. Ultimate goal would be a sprint triathlon if I get that far.
I'll probably be doing 5 sessions of swimming/riding a week as well which should help with fitness - some of these will be intense.
The goal is still sub-20 but I appreciate that may take some time...
What do you think?