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.

But...

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.

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

5 Replies

oldestnewest
  • 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!) :-)

You may also like...