What is the best way to get back on track after being sick for a week? I've been sidelined with a bad cold since last Tuesday. My last good workout was W4D3 on Monday 2/15. I tried to run last Wednesday, but couldn't even handle 15 minutes on the treadmill. I want to get started again but don't want to overdo it.
Do I repeat W4, jump into W5 or walk for a couple of days and build up to doing W5 next week?
. . . as surely as spring follows winter, nothing ever ends; after achieving your objective, you must start again, always using everything you have learned on the way. - Paulo Coelho, The Way of the Bow
Started C25K Jan. 19, 2010 - Graduated April 14, 2010
If I didn't have so far to go, the journey would end too soon.
Depending on how you feel, you will probably be okay starting Week 4 over.
I would caution that you stretch well during and after. Maybe even twice a day.
Sometimes when we are inactive, the muscles get stiff and tight.
You might even run better because you took some time off.