Beginner Running Program Question
What exactly do you mean in your running plan for beginners by, say, 2 x 5 minute walk, 2 min run?
I am a beginning runner and was looking at your running training programs. The 2 x 5 minute walk, is that then ten minutes of walking, then two minutes of running?
Or 5 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running and then another 5 minutes of walking?
Any help with that would be appreciated, so I know exactly what I am supposed to do. I want to do the proper thing.
Thanks so much in advance.
Answer by Dominique:
Thanks for your question.
The running programs for beginners are run/walk programs. They aim to alternate running and walking.
When the running program says 2 x 5 minutes walk, 2 minutes running, then this means for you:
5 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, then 5 minutes running.
Happy to see you are using one of my beginner running programs.
I hope it helps to get you fitter and healthier and hope it is the start of a life of running for you.
Enjoy your running !
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