What if I get injured or if I am ill?
With any exercise, injuries can and will happen. Don’t run through pain or illness – respect how your body feels. You should see a GP for a health check before you start Desk to 5k and if you have any concerns at all during the plan, see your GP to get the all clear before continuing Desk to 5k, for example if you feel pain or are ill. Your body can handle a lot, and will get stronger throughout the Desk to 5k, but there may be times when you need to think about what else is going on in your life that your body is managing. Repeating a week of Desk to 5k is much better than getting injured and will help you stay motivated to reach your goal.

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1. How far is 5k?
2. Can anyone do the Desk to 5k program?
3. What does Desk to 5k involve?
4. Do I need to warm up and cool down?
5. What can I do on non-running days?
6. What should I wear?
7. How do I know if I am running correctly?
8. Where should I run?
9. What if I miss a session?
10. What if I get injured or if I am ill?
11. Should I eat or drink before a run or strength workout?
12. Can I do other types of exercise on rest days?
13. How do I share my success story?