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Week 6 - Successfully completed


So this evening I finished my last run of week 6 , was delighted to hear I am now "offically a runner" I thought it was a bit challenging to run for the whole 25 minutes but then when told it was the last 60 seconds I realised it wasn't as challenging as I thought.Normally I don't take a day of rest between each run , does anyone else do this ?

Looking forward to week 7.

Good luck everyone !

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Congratulations on becoming an official runner. :-)

As you're now entering the second part of this programme, you'll be running non-stop and so the days off (rest) are essential, letting your body recover and build up its strength. I'd advise very strongly about skipping the rest days. I've found them invaluable...

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I always take a rest day between proper runs as do I think the majority of people here from what I have read. The rest days are very important in order to allow your muscles time to rest and grow, it's also far too easy to pick up an injury, the best advice I have been given on here, is listen to your body, don't over do it.


Just another agreement about rest days - they are recovery days really, rather than 'rest', and you're much more likely to end up with injuries if you run every day, at this stage. Seasoned runners (many months) may well be able to run every day, but while it's still new, it's not such a good idea.

Great that you're enjoying it so much - but just think how much you'd miss it if you were laid up with an injury! :)


Well done you!!!! You must be so so proud x

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