When I first started running, I used The Beginning Runner's Handbook, recommended by Aunt Kari:
In the past months, I've run few miles because of a nagging Achilles injury from February. I did the Canby Dahlia Run 10K last weekend and really didn't have much trouble with my tendon. It hurt a bit during but hasn't been worse since. So I decided to go back to my roots and start from the very beginning.
So Tuesday, I got up early and did Day 1 of the training program: Run 1 minute, Walk 2 minutes - 12 times.
Boy, did it feel amazing to be out there! And I didn't experience any pain.
Saturday was Day 2 - Run 1, Walk 2 - 9 times. I did it on the treadmill while watching Say Yes to the Dress on our new TV setup. It was very nice!
Unfortunately, my foot was already a little tender, and it hurt pretty much the whole time :( I hoped it would warm up and feel better, but that never happened..
Oh well, you can't win 'em all.
I'm still hoping that if I ease back into running, maybe I can get my tendon happy again. We'll see :)