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Week one in the bag!

Hulabaloo
Hulabaloo

Well I did it, week one ✅ I know it says leave a day between each run, but I can’t run until Sunday this week will it make a difference if I leave 2 days in-between runs?

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Gilly0410
Gilly0410Graduate

I go from Wednesday to Saturday due to other commitments, I often find Saturday my best one of the 3, its my middle one.

Hulabaloo
Hulabaloo
in reply to Gilly0410

Thank you I don’t want to undo what I have already achieved, which is massive for me, not run since school days back in the 70’s 😊

Gilly0410
Gilly0410Graduate
in reply to Hulabaloo

That’s what I was like, haven’t run since school and will be 50 in January. The first few weeks were the hardest, I seemed to ache from head to toe and didn’t look forward to it. I’ve just started w6 and get really excited at how far I’ve come. Keep up the good work 😁

Hulabaloo
Hulabaloo
in reply to Gilly0410

You too 😊

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Hulabaloo

1970's for me also , I graduate 3weeks ago, I started program back in January I think it took me 16 weeks to complete 9wk program ,

I got there in the end 😂 so don't worry how often you can or can't run ,

Just keep at the program you can do this 👍🏻

Hulabaloo
Hulabaloo
in reply to Hidden

Thank you, well done 👍 very grateful for all the support received here 😊😊

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Hulabaloo

Support on here is amazing,

😊

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

I often leave 2 days or more and it doesn’t seem to have made any difference. Life often gets in the way of best laid plans haha

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

As long as you have at least one rest day between runs, then an extra day or two is not going to be significant. You don't lose much condition for a couple of weeks or so.

The guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

Thank you

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

It’s fine. Most people do three runs a week so have a 2 day rest.

Darude
DarudeGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Yup, just what I was about to post. So totally agree :-)

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate

Absolutely fine to the 2 or 3 days between runs if that is what you want to do. 👍

I had a two week rest due to holiday and just kept going (it was early in the program though).

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You just need to leave at least one day between runs... more do not matter.. I run Sunday, Tuesday and Friday:)

Hulabaloo
Hulabaloo
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 🏃‍♀️

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