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Need to pause your plan?
Need to pause your plan?

Off sick, going on holiday, or need to pause your plan? This article has you covered!

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Written by Sam - Senior CX
Updated over a week ago

Perhaps you've caught the flu or are off skiing and need to pause your plan, we've got you covered! This article will break down the best way to manage your running goals when you need to hit pause! Although setting up a plan with Runna does mean committing yourself to a training schedule, we understand that sometimes life can get in the way, and you need to take a break!

What to do if you're sick? 🀧

We speak to a lot of people in our community who are recovering from the flu and need to take a break from running whilst they recover! Whilst we don't have a way for our customers to physically 'pause' their plan (yet), we recommend returning to your plan only when you're feeling ready. If you've got a race booked and coming back into a heavy training week we'd recommend easing yourself back into things to avoid the risk of injury. Prioritising easy runs and post-workout stretching can help you gradually get up to speed!

If you're near the beginning of your plan we'd recommend redoing the week you had originally been working towards to regain your confidence and ability! Once you've completed your activities for the week, feel free to crack on and proceed with your plan! You'll be back to your best in no time πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.

Going on Holiday? 🌴

Why does it feel like everyone is skiing at the moment we're...jealous! If you need to pause your plan for a trip to the mountains or spend some time on the beach, we recommend the following!
If you're approaching the end of your plan and worried about missing a key run in your plan feel free to swap your activity with a de-load week! To do this simply skip ahead to see what your de-load weeks looks like and complete your runs before you intend to go away. This way, you're still getting your key runs in and can relax when you're away.

If you're at the beginning of your plan it's less of a concern! This is because you're not expected to do your longer more physically demanding runs until later in your plan (these are super important to get you ready to reach your longer-term goals πŸ’ͺ). We'd advise you to leave your plan as is and pick up where you left off when you get back. Similar to if you're off sick, just ease yourself back in and do what makes you feel comfortable. When you are ready to progress, just skip ahead to the week you were originally supposed to be on.

Can I pause my membership? ⏸️

We don't have a way for our customers to temporarily pause their membership at the moment! Whilst this might be something we offer in the future, we currently recommend resubscribing to us when you are ready to start running again! Rest assured, all your activities and plan will be saved within our app so you can pick up where you left off. It really is as easy as that!

Happy running ❀️



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