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Not enough running days in the week

I've just found myself wishing there were more days in the week that I could run on!

I run 3 times a week, one of those is a parkrun when I can and the others, at the moment, are dedicated to B210K in preparation for a possible 10K event entry in a few weeks.

I keep to my rest days, although it is tempting to try and sneak a cheeky run in but, to be honest I don't think my legs would take running more often and I don't want to do myself a mischief.


There are so many running things I want to be doing!

As well as B210K I want to have a bash at the C25K+ podcasts (Stepping Stones, Speed and Stamina) as I've not done those yet. I also want to be doing some interval type runs in an effort to improve my parkrun pace.

This time last year I would never have imagined myself bemoaning a lack of opportunities for running!

I wonder when the time will come when I feel I'm able to run most days (if not every day) of the week.

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I had the same feeling - wanting to fit in Parkrun with other rundays. I run Monday, Weds, Thurs, Parkrunday. As long as I'm sensible about not making the consecutive days hard ones, I seem ok.


I try t do 4 runs a week, but the consecutive ones tend to be light, but not always. Seems ok so far and I'm very risk averse when it comes to injuries etc.


I totally get it what you are saying and have been thinking about stepping up to 4 runs per week after graduation but I am also very much aware of the fact that most running injuries are related to overuse.

Not really sure what to do but I will probably tend towards being cautious.


Hehe, I decided on Sunday to give myself 2 rest days before my next run. Guess what, it's a beautiful evening and I simply can't wait till tomorrow so I'm going out tonight! Not sure exactly what my legs will make of that decision but I'll worry about that later... ;-)

I honestly never expected I'd become the sort of person who couldn't wait to go out for a run!


To get in 4 runs, I run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings with a club run on Thursday evening.

Long run on Mondays to give me a full rest day to recover from parkrun and to get over the long run. Seems to work (fingers crossed!) :-)


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