Rest (less) day

Rest day today between W3R2 and 3. As soon as I've done a run I want to run again the same day...and on the rest day. Consequently I am fidgety and restless and can't wait to get on with my next run day (even though I dread not being able to do the prescribed schedule). Having said that, I AM sticking to the advice of the programme to observe the rest days and just do some brisk walking or swim or something low-impact. This is all very unusual for me!!!!!


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

4 Replies

  • well done, soozz, self-discipline is important in a runner! If you like to get out, can I suggest cycling? Fresh air, speed and distance- just like running really! :)

  • I had a similar experience for the first few weeks. I wanted to run on the rest days (and because of how our screwy lunch breaks are set out, thought I had to) but I don't think it helped. I've gotten into a Tue, Thu, Sat routine now and that seems to be paying off. If I get the urge then I just go for a walk instead.

  • I know that feeling all too well, Soozz. ;) It tends to wear off just in time for my next run, and gets replaced by self-doubt instead. I think rest days are really important (I struggled in week 2 because I was being more active on my 'rest' days) and I'm trying to use run days to be even more active instead, once my run is out of the way.

  • I feel absolutely the same, know that self-doubt feeling only too well.

You may also like...