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Week 6 Day1 and day2 are intended that way?


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Thanks C25k I just finished week5 day3 with 20 mins run, no walking in between, which was impossible 5 weeks before. However, I have a question, When I look at week6 day1 and day2 they reintroduce walk in between..why these two days have walk intervals after already establishing 20 mins continuous run on previous week? or there is a good reason they are intended that way?

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This was my question too! I'm coming up on 6:1 tomorrow morning and wondered if it was worth doing or if I should skip it and do another 10 & 10. Shooting for a 5k on labor day weekend, so no time to goof off, haha! I'll probably stick with it as is, though. Don't think I'm lacking in morale here after last week, but there is something to be said for being left with the feeling of wanting more ... just in time to start ramping up for the next few weeks!

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I also was puzzled by that reversion to some walking, but it seems like a strategy of pacing.  Just keep trying to make your distance match the time.  Also, there is no law against varying the speed of your running.  Making more and smaller steps up hills is a standard technique.  Also, an occasional sprint can feel remarkably doable and helpful to your technique and pace.  I am a graduate and amazed at how well I am doing now in 2.8 mile runs and 5Ks.  

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I asked about this in another forum and they said it's like stretching your muscles - you have to back off sometimes so you don't hit a wall and/or injure yourself, and the next time you can stretch a little further. Made sense to me. I stuck to the program and knew why they did it that way. My legs were tired mid-run even on 6:1 because of the run before (and some accidental inclines in my route, oops!), but then 6:2 and 6:3 (and now 7:1 as well) were great! Trust your training!

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