Skipped a run and I liked it

Morning everyone! When I got out to do my W2R3 this morning the W2 podcast had disappeared from my iPhone. I could have just walked the dog but I did the opposite- replaced week2 run3 with week 3 run 1. Will this have done any harm?! I don't see any value in going back and doing the last week 2 run but am I wrong?

I am astonished I survived and actually, secretly, it was hard but not THAT hard, I kept telling myself I was doing well for a 54 YO totally unfit overweight granny and looking at the beautiful countryside and sky and somehow both Molly the springer collie and me survived and actually not too wiped out afterwards... I feel quite chuffed with myself!

Is this madness?!


Hope everyone is quite chuffed with themselves, too

Take care!


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  • I'd say if you completed it without problem, then you're fine to press on with week 3. well done!

  • If it's OK to repeat a week, it's surely OK to jump ahead if you're adapting faster than the programme anticipated? As long as you're feeling fine, carry on. (You can always reverse/ slow down later if it turns out you need to go the other way, anyway.)

  • I wouldn't recommend jumping forward on a regular basis, but am sure this was fine. Well done!!

  • ditto re the rest of the stuff peeps have said here.. if you coped OK with it.. an occasional technical glitch/ jump a step up ok... but better longer term obviously if you do it at the pace that works..

  • I think you'll be fine. Yes, don't make huge leaps and gaps in the programme though as that's very naughty and you could end up injured. That's the last thing you need.

    So, slow and steady is marvellous. If you can exercise your dogs at the same time, in some lovely scenery, then all to the good. Sounds heavenly!

    Keep up the good work and enjoy those sessions. Your dogs will love you even more and they'll get fitter too.

  • Hello miss wobble and all, and thanks for your replies!. My lovely doggle Molly is 11 yrs old and bad-hipped so not particularly enthused; other dog Alfie is much older and stuck at home at the mo with spondylitis ... Having said all that, the bit about beautiful countryside applies and thanks I had no intention of skipping and will certainly be more likely to repeat than skip, it was just either don't run or do the next one... Couldn't face it without Laura, and the music!

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