I had 4 miles on the plan today but ended up sleeping in and getting an extra day of rest before my long run tomorrow. I feel terrible skipping workouts but I figure as long as I am consistent for 5 of the 6 days I run throughout the week I should be good. I also make sure I don’t skip a pace specific workout like a Marathon Pace training run or the all important Long Run.
This morning I laid in bed browsing the web on my iPhone reading articles and blogs written by people on the subject of skipping running workouts. It seems like a lot of people skip training runs for one reason or another but the resounding message was that unless you are sick, you should be able to skip 1 or 2 days and pick up where you left off.
However, if you let your training lapse for a week or more you need to ease back into the training where you left off and then slowly increase your mileage to where you can then skip a couple of days to get caught back up and on track. As long as you don’t make a habit of skipping multiple weeks, I don’t think it will make too much of an impact on your end result.
The key is to make sure you stick to listening to your body, take a day or two off when needed, and have fun. Once you lose the fun, well then its just work, and work sucks.
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Friday, September 17, 2010
16 Week Marathon Training Plan - Week 5 - Day 5
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Sunday run in the rain.
Got off work early today and went out on an easy 4 miler. Took my time knowing this would be the last time I ran for about 1 week. Run fel...
So, back on the road and trying to keep up with my runs. The 4 mile loop felt great. I started running through the woods and hit the concr...
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