W2R1 - CORE blimey: Got started on week 2 today... - Couch to 5K

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W2R1 - CORE blimey


Got started on week 2 today, a little bit late because I did w1r1 full of red wine and chicken dinner. Do not recommend. So I had to repeat a run. Anyway, w2r1 went pretty well I think. The step up to 90secs wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and the 2min walk sections were a nice surprise.

For the first time, I felt like I'd used my core. It will be a long while before I get to see it, but it was really good to feel it.

We're getting an ice storm here (Toronto) tomorrow apparently but I'm hoping it won't be bad because I'm so looking forward to getting out for w2r2 on Sunday. I'll have to delay if it's icy.

I have a question about the rest days. Reading about them it all makes perfect sense to rest and I'm fully respecting it. But I do find that after going for a run, the next day I'm really excited to do it again. I don't, obviously because it's rest day, but I've noticed that the following day my enthusiasm has shrunk just a little bit. I mean, I still go and love it, but it's a slight push to get out. So I'm wondering, after we complete the whole thing, are we able to run daily?


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Ooh no we are not allowed to! As I understand it we should have about a year of regular and consistent running under our belts. It’s all to do with micro tears and the muscular repair process. Which as we get older takes longer. Having said that 7 months post graduation I do run consecutive days. But I would say that too is hard I don’t know if there’s a definitive advice area to go to though. I was reading recently that if you feel the need to go out consecutively never do long runs but do longer then shorter. One of the mentors probably has the best advice though.

Thank you!!! I'll stick to every other day even after graduation, I can always go for walks, bike rides, yoga and stuff. And now that old floss has got me thinking of housework as exercise I might even *want* to stay in more 😆



You need to carry in the building up of the new legs and the stamina and the strength... and if you have that much energy, there is loads to do on rest days... walk, climb, cycle, swim...Yoga or Pilates... housework... squats, stamina and strength exercises...clear ice, or shovel snow :)

The folk who after graduation...a while after Graduation, who run daily are very, very experienced and put in a heck of a lot of supplementary exercise in as well...

stpehlittle in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!! This is really helpful :) I put my bike in for a tuneup and I've been doing a bit of yoga. Interesting take on housework as exercise .... perhaps I will start enjoying the dreaded oven scrub and shower tile scrub chores and do them more often 😂

OldflossAdministrator in reply to stpehlittle

Yep a blitz, a real blitz on housework, can work wonders? Plus.. clean house.. win-win :)

stpehlittle in reply to Oldfloss

Googles: "how many calories does folding laundry burn" 😆😆❤️️☀️

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