I recently decided to supplement my cycling with running. I guess I jumped in too fast because I strained my achilles tendon and have been taking it easy for the past week. I was running 5-7 miles every other day or so...and my body apparently just wasn't ready for that much coming off of running ZERO miles for so long.
Now I'm worried about re-injuring myself by overtraining again...or taking it too slowly. Anyone have any experience mixing cycling and running? I was thinking like starting with 1 mile MWF, and 20+ miles Tues. and Thursday cycling (and throw in some more cycling on weekends if I get a chance). Does this seem reasonable? How fast should I increase my running mileage then? Maybe 1.5 miles after a week...then 2 miles...etc.
Just have been real depressed lately not being able to work out because of my achilles (just have been doing limited upper body stuff that I couldnt care less about).
I've never really done a cycling routine I admit...just ride when I can for as long as I can. Some structure to all of this would be helpful.
BTW, I'm 21, male, average height and weight, no health problems at all besides my bum achilles (which mostly feels better now).