What should I do if I miss a run?

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Life happens, and the reality is, you’re going to miss some workouts. What’s important is to know which workouts to reschedule and which ones to drop. If you miss a long run during your weekly training, try to reschedule it for later in the week if possible. Make sure you give yourself a day or two of rest afterwards. If that means losing a shorter, somewhat faster, mid-week workout, so be it. However, if you miss a workout right before a race, skip it and move on. In the taper block if you miss a workout, forget about it. The worst thing you can do for your race is to double up a missed workout in the days before the event; you will tire yourself out before the big event. When in doubt, REST. In general, try to avoid doubling up workouts. The habit of adding a missed workout to the next day’s scheduled session is not an effective use of your time or body. Each workout (intervals, tempo work, aerobic endurance, and even recovery) asks your body to perform specific and unique types of work. Doubling up an interval session with a long workout day, for example, will just leave you tired and unable to perform to your best ability, or even worse, could cause you to injure yourself. You will compromise the quality of your workout and will increase your risk of injury as the overload will be too great to sustain.

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