I've recently graduated from the C25K program in August and has been able to consolidate the 30 minute runs for a few weeks since then. I've also managed to reach the 5K distance a few times recently though at a slow pace. My problem right now is that my work situation has changed in September and will only be able to run on weekends. My worry is if I can run on weekends only, I will eventually loose the level of fitness that I gained while training and running 3x a week during the C25K program. Or it will take considerable time to achieve the goals that I've set for myself which is to improve on my 5K time and eventually increase distance to 10K.
I'd like to seek advice then on what will be the best plan for a weekend warrior. I'm sure 3 runs are better than 2 but can I realistically expect to achieve my goals even by just running on weekends? Right now, I do a 5K run on Saturdays and a 30 min one on Sundays and plan to gradually extend the distance of my Saturday runs. I also worry about running on consecutive days that it might cause me an injury.
Happy running to all!