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brwalkernc

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redneckchemist

If that’s what you want to do, I’d say go ahead and do it- just be sure to pay attention to any aches and pains as your body will let you know if it’s being pushed too much too quickly. I think it would be better to use the Couch to 5k program. You’re going to have more time scheduled for rest and repair, and a better progression of duration and distance.


The_Bearded_Cyclist

Definitely agree with using a C25k program. Its a fantastic way to build up your distance and speed.


jek39

run unless something hurts or feels off. then don't run again until it no longer hurts or feels off. then run again. rinse/repeat.


ffttrrgg

Yes, please do this! Listen to your body rather then blindly following a scheme! Your only enemy when running is (long-term) injuries!


65AndSunny

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/beginners/a772727/how-to-start-running-today/ Probably start at the second seven weeks but at a faster pace. The walking breaks should allow you rest to go faster. https://www.halhigdon.com/training-programs/5k-training/novice-5k/ Or use Higdon's 5k plan for distance.