Can I do other types of exercise on rest days?
Rest is an important part of Desk to 5k. The rest days are the days when your body repairs itself and adapts to the training. Desk to 5k is planned carefully to give you all you need to go from your desk to running 5k in 8 weeks. If you enjoy going to other exercise classes such as zumba or like to go swimming, there is no reason you should stop these types of exercise. Keep the total amount of training in mind though, to make sure you are not overdoing it and giving your body too much to deal with.

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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?