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2056 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2011 1:35 PM by hwkwyld
EWaken Rookie 2 posts since
May 2, 2011
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May 2, 2011 2:55 AM

Days off on C25K?

Hey everyone!  I'm on w2d2 of C25K.  I've always been horribly unathletic, but this sounded like something even I could handle.  I've found myself getting increasingly excited about doing this (let's just hope that stays when it gets tough), and I've found new motivation to get in shape.  So, that being said.. Three days a week doesn't really sound like much, and I want to incorporate other excercises into my days off.  What would you all recommend?  Would something like cycling be a bit much on my super-out-of-shape legs, or should I stick to something more like yoga?  I'm wanting to increase the effects of this program without jumping the gun and screwing it up.  I'm still young (28) but out of shape, so I figured my body can handle a little extra butt kicking.  Thoughts?

  • kzum0411 Amateur 20 posts since
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    1. May 2, 2011 9:43 AM (in response to EWaken)
    Re: Days off on C25K?

    If you feel like you are able to do more then by all means go for it.  I would do cycling or swimming on your off days from C25k. I took a Cardio-Kickboxing class 2 days per week while training for my 10k race.  It was fun and broke up the monotony of running 3 days a week.  You do whatever keeps you motivated to keep going but always remember to have at least one off day per week so your body can recover.  Good luck!

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  • Road2Slimdom Amateur 31 posts since
    Apr 20, 2011
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    2. May 2, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to EWaken)
    Re: Days off on C25K?

    I run Mon, Wed & Fri ... then on Tues, Thurs & Sat I do my Zumba DVD ... Sunday is my complete rest day ... some days I walk my dogs, but only if I have the time and energy ... I have a third of an acre garden, so they get exercise whether or not they got out with me

    Deb xx

    Postive Thoughts Create ~ Positive Feelings ~ Create Positive Actions

    Started WW on 10th Jan 2011 ~ 1st 8lb's loss so far

    BMI down to 27.54

    I can and I will do this ~ nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    3. May 2, 2011 1:30 PM (in response to EWaken)
    Re: Days off on C25K?

    Run your 3 days and with a days off in between,do something you enjoy doing. Too much to soon is not always good.

  • hwkwyld Pro 81 posts since
    Feb 24, 2011
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    4. May 2, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to EWaken)
    Re: Days off on C25K?

    There's no harm in doing (a little) something everyday, just be carful of burnout or overuse injuries.  My typical week is the following: Three days running, two days weight training (upper body), two days low impact (usually walking) and core.


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