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Starting back After a break?

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Have had to have a couple of months break due to life demands. I got to week 7 before I stopped- should I go back to the beginning?

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Well, it’s difficult to judge. You need to assess how you feel your fitness is.

I am enjoying redoing the program from the beginning. Why not give W1 a go. If it’s easy go to the next week?

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Hidden in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Hi did you go right back to the week 1 when you started?

Comfortnotspeed
Comfortnotspeed in reply to Hidden

Yes, I’m not in any hurry. Quite enjoyed going back to W1. Feeling a bit more challenged in W4.

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Thanks for that - I was really loving the programme and was proud of how I was progressing. I tried a couple of weeks ago and thought i would repeat wk 5 but really struggled so has knocked my confidence. I am also my worst enemy as I set myself too high expctations - I think your advice to take my time and start at beginning again is a good one. Thankyou

Comfortnotspeed
Comfortnotspeed in reply to Hidden

We can be kind to ourselves as well as exercise 🙂

If you find week 1 too easy, you could always just complete one run and move up.

But I think you're right to start at the beginning and see how you feel

Mig

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

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