Ok I know this is a BB forum so don't flame me. But I figure there has to be someone on these boards that actually runs. My older brother has challenged me to a 5k race (roughly 3 miles). The race is March 16 so I have a few weeks to prepare. I ran 3 miles today and 3 miles the day before my legs are sore but after a quick stretch and warm up they feel fine.
Im planning on running 3 miles 5 days a week for week 1. 4 miles a day next week and 5 miles for the last week and I will take 2 days off before the race. If I run 3-4 days in a row and take a day off then run another 3-4 days in a row will that give my legs enough time to recover? Keep in mind I haven't done any running for 2 years.