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8381 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2008 2:52 PM by HALOjen
HALOjen Legend 1,305 posts since
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Jul 16, 2008 7:53 AM

missed workouts

I was supposed to run 5 miles yesterday but was so dog tired that I couldn't do it. I didn't get up this morning to do it either because I still felt like I needed to sleep.  This is the miserable kind of tired I am talking about.  I attribute this to my long run (16) on Sunday and then swimming, biking, rowing for 2 hours on Monday, and my teenage daughter that kept me up too late on Monday night.  Plus, I haven't had a full day off in a long time. 






I am feeling better now so I plan to workout this afternoon.  I'm just not sure which workout I should do...the run I missed yesterday, the swimming I am supposed to do today, or both!  I am thinking that I will run and then if I am up to it, hit the pool for a reduced swim workout.  What do you think?




What do you do when you miss a work out?  Try to make it up or move on?

I will run for cupcakes!!

  • dutch omi We're Not Worthy 5,642 posts since
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    1. Jul 16, 2008 7:54 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts

    I move on to the next one and mostly without guilt.

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    2. Jul 16, 2008 8:00 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts

    Generally I move on.  You might make it up if it is a key workout - one that is important to your plan.  Personally I haven't run into a workout that was that important.


  • x_39_and_holding_x We're Not Worthy 2,974 posts since
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    3. Jul 16, 2008 8:04 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: missed workouts

    Yep, I just move on.  The only one I feel I "must" do is the long run.  The rest are important but missing one out of 5 isn't going to be a killer to my training.


    Try to think "big picture."  Are you getting your total miles or close to it?  Are you getting a variety of long runs and speed workouts over the course of your plan?  How much does 5 miles matter when you're running 140 miles per month or more?

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  • Myblueeyedgurl Community Moderator 3,358 posts since
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    4. Jul 16, 2008 9:11 AM (in response to x_39_and_holding_x)
    Re: missed workouts

    Ditto what everyone else said. I move on to the next one. I'm not even repeating last Saturday's miserable failed full run. I'll step back this week and jump to 13 the week after that.

    "You won?t lag behind, because you?ll have the speed. You?ll pass the whole gang and you?ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you?ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. " - - Dr. Seuss
  • TampaTom Legend 252 posts since
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    5. Jul 16, 2008 9:42 AM (in response to Myblueeyedgurl)
    Re: missed workouts


    Me too, I move on.  I try to remember how I got to the point where I had to skip it so I don't do the same thing again.



    When it is the long run I miss, or do not finish, I do get consious ofthe fact and maybe put an extra mile or two in on the weekly runs - but thats it.






    No sense beating yourself up.... let someone else do.... uh, never mind.:^0 LOL.



  • kmagaleski Legend 739 posts since
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    6. Jul 16, 2008 10:10 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts

    move on, I never beat myself up over missing- lifes to short.  I agree with everyone else and esp with whomever stressed that the long run is the main focus. I may shift the long run around, but I try to never miss it. And, I know what its like trying to fit it all in- but the tiredness your describing is terrible. Get the rest and move on. Good luck!

  • staving off decrepitude Legend 1,193 posts since
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    7. Jul 16, 2008 10:32 AM (in response to kmagaleski)
    Re: missed workouts

    Yep. Move on and don't look back.

    Chocolate is very nice.
  • Irish Runner77 Legend 780 posts since
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    8. Jul 16, 2008 10:47 AM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts


    I'm not the best person to answer this, but here goes -



    I move on and then miss the next workout.



    Altho I am getting more on track with it now. No blister pictures!



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  • Run4Cookies Pro 73 posts since
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    9. Jul 16, 2008 12:42 PM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts

    I kind of do both.  I move on to the next one, but may increase the distance or pace to feel like I made up for the missed one.  But I'm not training for a tri or anything - it's just running and the occasional x-training.  Not to mention my schedule only has me running M-W-Sa, so if I miss a M-W I can make it up T-Th.

  • Jay Silvio We're Not Worthy 1,775 posts since
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    10. Jul 16, 2008 1:06 PM (in response to HALOjen)
    Re: missed workouts

    You just can't effectively make up missed runs.  If I miss a long run or speed session I may substitute one in the place of a later easy day, but I would certainly not try and double up.  Your body has its ways of letting you know when you need to rest.

    Good luck and happy running!


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