It’s often recommended to start with a run/walk approach, where you start adding short jogs into a walk. That’s easily enough done, but since this isn’t a couch-to-5K situation, where the person is likely somewhat aerobically limited, how quickly and in what way do you ramp up?
Right now, for instance, I’m walking for (at least) 15 minutes, with 1 minute of walking and 1 minute of jogging, and I’ve gotten up to 7 minutes of jogging total. All with no additional pain the next day, which I’m using as the primary metric of success.
Would it make more sense to increase the length of the jogging repetitions, perhaps to 90 seconds and then 2 minutes, or to just keep increasing the number of 1-minute repetitions? Either way, it seems that it’s meeting the goal of more time on my feet, but I can’t tell if one approach would be better than other.
If I was doing this for aerobic training reasons, I’d increase the length of the repetitions since that would be more helpful in moving toward a longer run. But aerobic conditioning isn’t an issue—I could easily run a few miles if I had to; the question is how to ease my plantar fasciopathy-affected foot back into real running.