Is it Ok to fit a short extra run in?

I run Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually first thing in the morning. I was wondering whether it would be OK to do a short run on Saturday evening as I would still have a whole day off on Sunday before Monday's run. The reason I ask this is because i want to get used to running on grass and the large area of grass just round the corner from me has just been mown really short.

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

2 Replies

oldestnewest
  • I would think it's probably fine - just listen to your body and don't push it too hard. One of my friends has just started a different C25K plan, which has her running 5 days a week, so while I think it's obviously sensible to not leap from nothing into too much, there's nothing set in stone about 3 times a week MAX.

    Both my daughters (11 and 9) are keen to try C25K, and while they're busy enough with after-school activities that there's no opportunity to take them out 3 times a week, I'm thinking of doing a Saturday morning run with them, on the basis that it'd be much slower and gentler than my regular 3, and would only gradually build up to being a more intense run.

    Give it a try and see how you get on, I say! :)

  • Give it a go and see how you do! Ideally, you should have at least 1 recovery day between runs. Personally, as I went into the later weeks with longer runs, I appreciated a day, sometimes two recovery between runs. You know your body, just listen to it if you start feeling any discomfort. :-) Gayle

You may also like...