Out of the 38 runs that have come and gone on my training schedule since January 8th I have not missed a single one… until yesterday. I have had 2 flops thus far, a six mile pace run that I crashed and burned on and cut my cool down short by 3/4 a mile, I did finish the 4 miles at pace and the warm up though! and a 12 mile run that I drank my face off the night before and finished only 9.6 miles of. All in all I would say neither are really that bad because I at least did them. Last night I had a 3 mile run on the books, only 3 miles!
The snow day threw off my schedule, when I went up to my apt gym the treadmills were full and by the time I got home at 8:30pm I was sleepy and opted to go to bed. Horrible! I will say that on 95% of the mon / wed / sat rest days I lift, circuit train, or go hiking AND I have actually ran a few times. On top of that I play soccer once a week and this week I have soccer and rugby. So I REALLY shouldn’t feel bad about skipping the run. But I do. It’s 3 miles, even if I wanted to just slow poke it out it would still take less than 30 minutes. I’m pretty sad with myself right now and will be channeling that annoying feeling into my run today (6 Mi, 1 mile warm, 3×1600 in 7:54 w/ 800 jogs, 1 mile cool). I am also thinking about running 3 miles on Saturday or adding the 3 miles onto my Sunday run and making that be 16 miles. It is my last long run for the Rock n Roll, the race is a week from Saturday!
This post is short and sweet and a total pity party so that is all.
Q: What do you do when you skip a scheduled run / work out? Do you feel all pissy as I clearly am right now? Do you make it up? Tell me how to not feel so cranky right now…
Categories: Half Marathon Training