I ended up switching around a few of my workout days so I rested Tuesday and Saturday instead of Wednesday and Sunday. In Marathoning for Mortals they say if you miss a workout to just skip it and continue on with the schedule, but I had the time and room in my schedule to do the workouts. I was feeling kind of ill Monday night and not much better Tuesday and decided to push my run to Wednesday. I didn't want to work out feeling so icky and risk feeling worse. Then this Saturday we had a community yard sale where we ran a cupcake stand featuring our delicious, gourmet cupcakes (I know I might be a bit biased, but our cupcakes are pretty fabulous and the sale went well!) I had planned on doing my long run later in the afternoon, but my knees were feeling a bit sore and tight, so I pushed the run to Sunday. It was a good plan.
My long run is actually the longest I have ever done before. In fact, almost every long run in the rest of this half marathon training plan will be a personal distance record (PDR) for me! I planned to get up around eight to eat and run, but I must have been tired because I slept until 9:30 AM and didn't run until 10:50 AM. I mapped out a 4 mile loop using walkjogrun.net. It is a great site I just found that lets you map routes in your area. It is really easy to use and the map is a satellite picture so you know exactly where you are going. I filled up my water bottle with gatorade and water and finally headed out to run.
|4 Miles Done!|
The run was slow and steady, just like the plan told me it should be. Running the extra mile wasn't that much different than my other runs. I mean, it was longer, but I wasn't super exhausted. It felt good! After I finished I had a good stretch session and nice glass of chocolate milk.
And I am on to week three!
What do you think about switching days and missing days in your workout routine? Do you make-up the workout or just miss the day and continue with the plan?