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Rest day activity

Hi All

I am moving in to week 6 this week. Yesterday I took part in my first ever park run. I walked about 2k of it and completed it in 45 mins. I am so pleased with myself. Just a quick question on rest days I am doing a brisk 30 minute walk and so far it’s been ok although during the park run my calf muscles became very tight and I had to walk it out to stop cramp setting in. What do people think about walking between runs?

S

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That is interesting, I walk every day for up to an hour and a half to walk dogs, quite briskly. So I do that on a rest day, I haven't had calf muscle problems and I always do stretching exercises after both the run days and walk days. By the way well done on the park run, its something I would like to attempt soon

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That’s good to know thank you for the response. I also take my dogs out but they are small dogs and not great when it comes to brisk walks LOL

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Walking, cycling, swimming, Pilates, yoga, weights........ anything that is non impact is great cross training, as described in the guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Well done on the parkrun.

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