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08-17-2007, 02:36 PM
In week 5, the week I'm doing currently, the last day is a 20 minute jog...why do they go back the next week to doing intervals if you can do 20 minutes? I am sure there is a good reason for it, I would just like to know what it is, if someone can answer? :^:

08-17-2007, 04:17 PM
Just an educated guess here, form a C25K graduate ;)

I would imagine the main reason is to NOT push your body to do too much, too fast, so the start of week 6 continues to build endurance without injury. But trust me, there is an awesomely GREAT feeling in doing the 20 minute run... and then next week seems much easier! :lol3:

Anyone else have any thoughts?

Heather :D

08-17-2007, 05:59 PM
That makes sense, Heather.

I know that having just finished day 1 of week 4, I was really feeling it. The only other time I felt it was after the first day of week 1 (when I wondered just how far I'd ever make it--run 60 seconds--me?!?!?!). Now that you say that week 6 is easy in comparison to day 3 of week 5, well, it just motivates me more!!! Thanks!

08-17-2007, 06:48 PM
I think it was a big push at the end of the week then they bring it down so you don't overdo it.