Week 3 run 2

So recently I've started back at uni which means cycling there and back most days which is 6 miles in total with lots of hilly bits.

This week running has really ramped up and I'm worried I'm not having my "rest days" because even when I'm not running I'm still cycling and my legs are taking a hit.

I'm due to run tomorrow but I'm wondering if I should wait until Sunday so I get Saturday with no cycling no running nothing.

What do people think? Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I over thinking it?

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  • Rest days simply mean no running. Cycling, swimming, yoga, walking, etc. are great complimentary training which will improve your running - so well done you. No need to change your running plans as such, but listen to your body and take a rest if you feel that you need it!

  • If you need an extra rest day then take it . It helps. Trust me.

  • Hi, cyclings Ok on rest days or and walking or and swimming, it gives the legs a rest and recovery from the pounding of running, so, all good, run tomorrow!😊

  • If you feel you need an extra rest day..then take it.. your journey, your way, better that then to push like mad and end up on the IC..:)

    Cycling is good on the rest days, but also walking or swimming or yoga.. :) Every run you have makes you stronger and as the runs increase it is fairly normal to experience aches and pains... :)

    Try to relax into the run and to land lightly and gently...:) If you do take tomorrow as a rest day, try some of the Strength and Flex exercises.. they could help :)

    nhs.uk/Livewell/strength-an...

  • Well done Hannah , you are doing so well . Just play it by the way you feel I would say . I am at the same stage as you , only managing 2 runs a week the last couple of weeks which is not ideal , going to do week 3 ,-run 3 over the weekend .

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