The Couch to 5k app insists on a day off between runs to allow muscles to heal, but now that I've graduated I wonder whether that still applies? Ideally I'd like to swim on the days between runs, but sometimes it's just not possible to get to the pool. Could I do a shorter, easier run - maybe just 2.5k instead? Do my muscles still need a day to heal, or will they have got stronger now that I run 5k three times a week?
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