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W6R2 - Tough again!!

So I thought w6r1 was tough going. Today’s run equally so. Time about the same so I don’t think I am speed deamoning it. Maybe some more stretches on the rest days will help - actually considering going back to long walks on my rest days - clocked up about 5km in the morning on walk before starting this - maybe reduce the distance and make it more of a brisk walk than before ... any thoughts?

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I'm doing it today and found first run my worse yet so dreading today but will get out there and try.

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If it were easy, you wouldn't be building up your running legs and stamina to get to the podium. So well done for finishing the run even if you found it tough. Walking - or any other non-impact exercise - on your rest days is a good idea.

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Your warm up/cool down walk should be a brisk walk, as should the walking intervals between run. It should be fast enough to raise your heart rate noticeably, or it will not be having the desired effect. I hate brisk walking...it is such hard work, but always do it.

This plan is working on a cumulative basis. Even on graduation, you don't suddenly become an experienced runner. Slow and steady is fine and crosstraining on rest days is beneficial but bear in mind that you might be overdoing it. Try an extra rest day and see if you feel more refreshed as a result.

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As IannodaTruffe says try the extra days rest, cumulatively the plan may be affecting you a little more now...

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This week is hard. You are changing fro run to walk just as your body would start to settle into a nice rhythm. All good practice though for testing your mental resolve and good cardio training too. Extra rest days if you need it as IannodaTruffe says.

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Thanks good point. Was beginning to lack confidence for the next one!!

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