This is my first post here. I graduated c25k last December and have been happily doing mostly 5k, sometimes less, mostly every other day since then. A few weeks ago I decided that I needed a new challenge. I stretched myself to 6k without a problem, so I thought I'd have a go at getting to 10k. So three weeks later here I am, having just completed week 3 of JuJu's 10k plan - I did my first 7k yesterday and it gave me a new level of feel-good buzz - I definitely want more of that!
The only worry I have is this. I like to run every other day rather than have a two-day break between weeks. My concern is that for weeks 4 onward, after doing the long run on the last day of the week I would then be doing a 4k on the first day of the next week after only one day's recovery. I this going to be too much for my ancient body or am I worrying too much? Can I put in an extra short run for the first day of what would then be an 8-day 'week'? Or should I take at least two days without running between weeks? Having two whole days without running might be too much cold turkey for this new member of the running junkies. Any suggestions? Having had some knee problems in the past, I'm very keen not to overdo it and I'm in no rush (except for the fact that I like to run every other day, even if it's only two or three k).