All good, I totally get why answering a million questions would start to get annoying after a while. Seeing your run total go up is motivating but in the end we aren't winning any prizes. That said, if there are opportunities to increase the number of runs I do (and hence build on the momentum of that motivation) while staying within the spirit of the challenge, I would like to do it.
For example, if someone is doing the BarryP plan, they might be running 6x per week with a 30/60/90 structure. Some of those 60 minute middle runs are going to fall after a planned rest day, so throwing in a 5 to 10 minute recovery run as a 7th run on that rest day is going to count since you are "making it up" the next day with an hour of running. Even though 10 minutes of easy jogging is pretty meaningless in a week where you are already running for 5 hours, I still think it falls within the spirit of what we are all trying to accomplish here. But I also asked if there was a minimum so I'm following the established rules.
Eric's just being a grumpy pants. See my reply to Monty, above.
The idea is to give you a way to make up a run the gets cut short for some reason... As we know shit happens; meeting get in the way,or unexpected family events happen, etc.
I had a few times last year when I could onlybdo 15 minutes at lunch and was going to finish up my other 15bafter dinner. But, then we had an unexpected family event so I couldn't do the last 15. So, the next day I did 45min to fetn"credit".
But, the point is not to provide a way to "pad" your stats....so to speak. Hence, why we can't carry extra time forward, only make up lost time.