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1 or 2 days rest between w6 and w7?

Hi all

I've just completed w6 and Laura advised taking a days rest before starting w7! I've always taken 2 days rest between the end of one week and the start of the next.

Is this a blip on my podcast / error on Laura's part or do people only take one days rest between these two weeks?

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Thanks, kittykat. I've always taken two days rest at the end of each week so I'll continue to do so (I think I'll need it after completing w6!).

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I am with Kittykat. I feel when you have completed a week that extra days rest is beneficial. However, if you feel you only need 1, thats up to you but do take at least1

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Hi Paul, Very well done on finishing Week 6 ! I think its entirely up to you whether you take 1 or 2 days, just see how you feel . Maybe you might want to take 2 days rest between runs 1 and 2 . I would play it by ear as it is all running now , no walking breaks so it does tend to get a bit relentless, but don't worry, you can do it ! Well done again ! :-) xxx

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Having got injured two or three times during the nine weeks, I think having two days break won't do any harm at all. You could do some other exercise on your non-running days though such as swimming, cycling, walking, fitness class, yoga or cardio etc. I do fitness DVD's at home too. It all helps

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I mostly take 1 days rest between each run, and get an extra one in here and there (repeat), but I've found lately that 2 days rest can give a better performance. Just maybe do whatever feels right :-) have fun!

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Thanks everyone for the feedback and thanks for the well done messages. ;)

I've always taken two days between weeks but I was just curious tonight after completing w6 as Laura said take a days rest before starting w7 whereas she usually says two days. I just wondered if it was an error saying take one days as I don't think she's said take one day between weeks before unless I just haven't been listening ;)

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