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Do I need to run more

Womangolfer
WomangolferGraduate
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I am running 5k or around 30 minutes. Do I need to move upto 10k? Is it ok to just run further as and when I feel like it.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You do whatever you wish too..short routes..30 minute routes..the odd 1K?

Then some new routes...and lovely long see where you get to routes. This is your adventure...but if you fancy moving on..then take a peek at the What Next post x

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

Great advice Oldfloss as always. Womangolfer enjoy your running whatever you aim for.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

If you read the guide to post C25K running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... you will find mention of the 10% rule, which is the recommended way to increase your training load to avoid doing too much too soon.

You certainly don't have to run 10k if you don't want to, but if you do, then use the 10% rule to build duration/distance gradually, otherwise you increase your injury risk.

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Womangolfer
WomangolferGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you that sounds like a plan

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