What's after Beginner Running Program 1?

by Kim
(Baltimore, MD, USA)

Hi! I'm currently working on your beginner program 1, and I'd like to work my way up to 30 minutes. After I complete program 1, do I move on to week 1 of program 2, or could I jump ahead (say to week 9 or 10 of program 3)?


Answer by Dominique:


Hi Kim,
Thanks for your beginner running program question.
Well done on getting started with running!

I wouldn't recommend that you'd get back to Day 1, Week 1 of the next running program. That wouldn't be necessary.

If you want to get to 30 minutes of non-stop running, then the best thing you can do is try to start somewhere mid-way in Beginner Running Program 3.

Have a look at Beginner Running Program 3. I would probably pick week 4, which sees you starting off with quite a bit more walking and a little less running than you would be doing in week 7 and week 8 of Beginner Running Program 1, so it would offer a nice transition.

You could maybe be a bit more agressive and start off at a later week of Program no. 3, but I am all for the better safe than sorry-approach to running. I'd rather see you take one step back, to take two steps forward than hurry along to get to 30 minutes non-stop as quickly as possible with the risk of injuring yourself.


Hope this helps.
Best of luck with your running. It would be great if you'd build up to 30 minutes of non-stop running. Go for it!
Cheers,
Dominique

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Running Programs FAQ.



Like this page:


Share this page:


Like this site:


[?] Subscribe To This Site

XML RSS
follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!

Helpful
Resources

  • Beginner Running Tips

    Are you a beginning runner? Then this is your best starting point. Many tips and running programs on offer, dedicated to you.

  • Running for Weight Loss

    Aiming to lose a few pounds? Get into the Running for Weight Loss section for tips and advice.

  • Running Training

    The Running Training section of the site has got the most articles. It is constantly getting updated with new tips and information. A must-visit if you are serious about improving your running performance.

  • 5k Running Tips

    The 5k is a great distance to run and train for. The great thing is that you can do it quite often and see big improvements.

  • 10k Running Tips

    The 10k is a real challenge. You need to run fast for an uncomfortably long time! Check out this section if you are strong of mind and legs!

  • Marathon Running Tips

    The marathon is a massive challenge. Proper training is so important! Make sure to check out this section if you have got your mind set on the marathon!