I don't know whether this should be a blog or a question - but I ran this morning and had to include every inch of warm up and warm down walk to get to 5k. I also had to take a 2 minute walking break during the run. I think at least 2 "rest" (ie walk or swim days) are definitely called for now.
In the past I've usually run 2x35 mins (roughly 5k) + 1x C25K Speed podcast, which is quite a bit shorter, so to do the 5x50 I've increased to 3x35 mins/5k, plus of course the extra walking (not much more than usual) and swimming (new). My husband said yesterday I'd be tired - I laughed it off but didn't expect it to hit me so soon.
How does the rest of the team feel? I'm almost tempted to go onto a run-walk-swim-run-walk-swim schedule to get 2 days between runs all the time. I do want to get through this so don't want to get burned out after less than a week (and I haven't even worn my t-shirt yet).
Of course - it could just be that well-known phenomenon called a bad run... but even so there must be a reason.
Hope you've all had a good day!