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Back to the beginning???

I didn't keep up with the programme, I couldn't handle my placement and running ☹️ I should have done other exercise but i got kinda lazy ( honestly after 3 shifts i was exhausted and my feet very swollen). My placement has ended and i want to get back to it. I stopped 8 weeks ago on w4r2 should i start again or try and pick up from week 4 again.

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Go out and try week 4. Don't push it, just see how you go. That should tell you how far back you need to go.

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I would do one of week 2 run. If that is ok next run day do one of week three runs. if you feel you need to do the other two runs of week do them. then move to week 4 and do all of them. Then back to the programme. Good luck😀👍🏼

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I would do one run of week 1, then one run of week 2, just to get my confidence back. As soon as it starts getting difficult I would take the programme from there. Good luck and well done for coming back to running!

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Thanks for the advice i think i will spend a week revisiting runs and seeing where my fitness level is and go from there

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Definitely try and see how you get on. I had about a six week break after fracturing ribs and ended up starting again, I probably didn't need to start at the beginning as I found the first few weeks a lot easier that the first time. That in itself gave me lots of confidence though so I am glad I started over :) Good luck

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Upon returning to the programme, if you currently feel that the effort required during week 4 may be beyond you, re-visit week 3 and see how you fare.

If you find that week 3 can be completed, it'll no doubt provide you with a huge confidence boost and sense of satisfaction.

Since you're returning to the programme after a short absence, possibly consider repeating week 3 twice over, as it'll help to re-consolidate the running fitness you'd developed, thus, providing a base from which to re-build.

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