Couch to 5K

Completed week 6 day 2 - then had 8 weeks time-out, not sure where to re-start?

I started C25K at the end of May, and actually loved it. Well, I never thought I would hear myself say that!

I completed week 6 day 2, then had to take 8 weeks time-out due to illness / treatment (not running related I hasten to add). Now I am ready to get out there again, and I am not sure where to re-start? I don't feel that I need to start at the absolute beginning, but not sure that I can pick up where I left off (week 6). I have done very little exercise in the past 8 weeks, previously I was doing C25K, pilates and cycling.

I am going on holiday in 3 weeks, and I am keen to improve my fitness a little before I go :-)

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

Thank you for any advice x

2 Replies

I would be tempted to start at the beginning but if you find the early weeks very easy just do the one and move on. Listen to your body, you've been ill so don't overdo it. Once you get to week 4 it may be a good idea to do all 3. Remember its not a race you can take as long as you need to complete C25K but do it sensibly that way you won't suffer any injuries. Good luck :)


Something similar happened to me, and I went back to week 4. It was not easy, but I managed. I would say that things are not easier now than they were when I re-started but I am due my w9r2 tomorrow. Keep it up and repeat as many runs as you need. The only important thing is that you keep moving.


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