I have had a 6 day break between weeks 3 & 4 because of a cold, I didn't feel well enough to run as I have asthma and my breathing was not great. Anyway I started week 4 today but could not do it, I did the 3 minute runs but I couldn't do the 5 minute ones. Should I go back to week 3 or keep doing week 4 until I can do 3 runs comfortably? Thanks.
Should I repeat week 3?: I have had a 6 day... - Couch to 5K
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Go through W3 again. It won't hurt and as you have been ill I's probably the better thing to do.
I'd agree with mustgetthin. Do week 3 again and if you are comfortable with that, then go onto week 4.
Get the asthma sorted- book in with the asthma nurse and have yourself a check?? Mine is bad at the moment and there is alot of chesty type things going round..I would definately go back to week 3 when you feel able as that will boost your confidance and prepare you more for W4... good luck!!
Go back to week 3, you may find you only need to do it once or twice before going back to trying week 4.
Thanks everybody I appreciate the response, I didn't really want to do 3 again as it feels like going backwards and I had ticked that off, but I know it's the right think to do, it's not a race it's about doing it right.
I agree with Juicyju - you do need to get the asthma sorted. With regard to repeating week 3 - if you are unable to complete the runs in week 4 then you were not ready to move on to that week. Repeating runs/weeks is far from going backwards - I've repeated runs or weeks frequently if I felt it was in my best interests to do so and it has simply helped me progress far faster than I would have done by pushing on and attempting something for which I was not ready. Have patience - it will stand you in good stead in the long term.
Thanks, I've seen the nurse about my asthma and am on my meds so it's sorted now, just having a chesty cold didn't help. I am going to do a run tomorrow morning so will go back to week 3.
All power to you for seeing the asthma nurse and getting that sorted. Good luck with your W3 run tomorrow - sure you will be fine now. Best wishes.
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