Rest Days


I'm new to this so forgive me if it all goes wrong. I've just completed WK3R3 but due to my work I sometimes have to have 2 or even 3 days off but so far I've been able to pick up where I left off. I did accidentally turn the pod cast on when the 6.48 was pulling out of Norwich to Liverpool Street and couldn't get Laura to shut up so suggesting the carriage all do the 5 minute walk up and down the aisle. Thankfully wasn't in the quiet coach and Laura eventually was hushed with the stop button but dont really think this os a viable option. Should I continue as I am or repeat some runs when I have more than one day off!


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10 Replies

  • 2 or 3 days off shouldn't be a problem.

    There is nothing wrong with repeating runs but generally speaking you should progress to the next run if you completed the previous one.

  • Thats great as its what I want to do but really don't want to stop at least one rest day even though work means I could run two consecutive days . Maybe with the lighter evenings a 9pm run would be bearable. A 4am for me is out of the question ha ha

  • Nope more than 1 day off is absolutely fine & in fact alot of people prefer a couple of days between runs so you will be fine.

    I love the thought of the wjole carriage dling a 5 min warm up walk. You never k ow hearing our lovely Laura might just have inspired someone! ☺ keep up the great work.

  • Welcome! And the thought of the whole carriage doing the warm-up walk up and down the aisle is priceless!

    Just work your way through the best way that suits you - no need to repeat unless you feel it would be of benefit. As long as you take 'rest days', doesn't matter if it's one, two, three..or as many as you need! The great thing about this programme is that there are no rules, only guidance and you can adjust it to fit your lifestyle as necessary.

  • just worried my stamina will be less and I'll find it really hard and stop enjoying it! Had to run past the school today with fete in progress- kids on scooters on the pavement should always give way to a fat fifty female doing her best in my opinion!

  • Week 4 terrifies me but I know I can do it! As an over 50 and overweight lady never thought I'd get this far.

  • I'm also over 50 and iverweight and I've found week4 OK so far. The programme is challenging but leads us gradually to this point - you can do it 🙂

  • I'm ashamed to say i have found it all very difficult but plod on regardless - my son in law runs 14 miles a day I feel so ashamed to find this sooo hard but at least i am trying lol

  • Go for it. I'm over 55 and overweight (although not as overweight as I used to be still another 17lbs until the TOP of my healthy range). The general feeling seems to be it's never as difficult as you think it'll be. Good luck!

  • Thank you in my youth used to play hockey and run 3 miles twice a week no problem but hey that was over 30 years ago lol I know I can do this its proven! I shall plod on ha ha

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