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While I am out racing through the desert in Arizona this weekend in the Ragnar Del Sol Ultra-Marathon – enjoy the eigth weekly contribution to the

Whole New Dad Couch to 5K Series featured at

The next installment of the series will be posted each Wednesday throughout the program:

Welcome to week eight of our Whole New Dad program. At the end of this week you will be two months into your training and are coming off a tremendous accomplishment last week. A two-mile run with no walk breaks, awesome.

One thing that we haven’t talked about to this point is what happens if you have to skip a workout. Life happens to all of us. Meetings run long, children are sick, trips come up unexpectedly. Heck, even we fall ill from time to time.

The worst thing that you can do at this stage of your exercise plan is to feel like you have to make up a missed workout. Remember, slow and steady wins the race to improving your fitness. We’ll talk about “racing” in a couple of weeks. But right now staying consistent as we gradually increase the amount of time you are running and decreasing the amount of time you are walking is what is going to get you safely and most importantly confident and injury free to that 5K starting line.

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