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I started running recently (back in October according to my timing) with my sister as a running coach, she had run a couple of half marathons and wanted me to get into shape so we were running the Couch to 5K using an app on my phone.
The app lasted about 2 weeks before I ditched it for my own music tracks of the appropriate length. Anyway, a discovery that the 5K for 8 weeks is similar to the 10K in 12 weeks so we switched to the 10K plan.
We ran the equivalent of 5K the other day and then my sister did an amazingly stupid thing, she decided that we'd run two days back to back and now she has shin splints and is out of the running for at least 2 weeks.
My question is: I'd like to keep running, but I want to know if it is a good idea to alternate a day of long running with a day of short running?
My routine has got to jog 15, walk 5, jog 15 so is it safe to jog for 10 minutes the next day? Or should I stick to the alternating run one day rest the next?