Couch to 5K

Suggestions for exercise to do on rest days

Hi everyone. This might be a bit outside the scope of the forum so let me know if it is. I graduated a couple of weeks ago now and am managing the 30 minutes pretty well. I always feel really good after my run and it gives me a great boost for the whole day after I do it. I go out to the park to do it which makes me feel good too. I suffer from anxiety and it helps a lot with that too. It's all pretty positive.

I know we're not supposed to run every day but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a fairly strenuous exercise to do on the off days so I can get the same sort of feeling I have on the running days. I want to do it outside too, especially at this time of year when I don't have much other excuse to get out and about in nature.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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The strength and flex podcast are done outside, they will compliment your running as well. We even have a forum. It is a 5 week plan. Here is all the information.

nhs.uk/livewell/strength-an...

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Cycling?☺

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I sometimes cycle.

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Squating, lunging, planking, push ups and chin ups. All can be done outside. All great exercises, either body weight or weighted, that complement running.

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Walking! Easy to include brisk walking. (Borrow a dog! That can really add to the enjoyment!! 🚶🐶

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