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Should I start week 2?


2 weeks ago I completed all 3 runs in week 1. Unfortunately on run 3 I pulled a back muscle and was out of action whilst I recovered.

I jumped back in yesterday after having a break of 11 days and ran week 1 again. I found it surprisingly easy, didn't even break a sweat and was pleasantly surprised how I hadn't lost the fitness over the 11 day break. I am due to jog again tomorrow. Should I jump in on week 2 or stick to the other 2 runs in week 1 first?

Thanks, Nic

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Personally, I jump into week 2! I had a break while we had bad snow and ice, I picked up from where I left off, I just slowed my pace down a bit.

Good luck


NicolaDGraduate in reply to Lisalou1402

Thanks Lisa, yeah I can always slow down a bit (if that's possible as I'm already slow!)



It sounds as if you will be fine moving onto W2.

Have you read the guide to the plan?

Keep us posted.

NicolaDGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hi Iannoda, yes I have read it a couple of times. Very useful and I will keep going back to it so thank you!

I did week 2 as you advised. It was fine. Rather enjoyed it after about halfway! Feeling good!

Thanks to LisaLou and Iannoda!

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