My friend Angela retweeted this the other day and it got me thinking about my Walt Disney World Marathon training (yesterday marked my 100th day of training by the way!). I am very guilty of “making up” workouts. My mindset is that as long as I get it done then that counts, right?! Unfortunately, I get really hard on myself when I don’t complete a workout or finish a run as scheduled, but life happens sometimes. Usually I would just make it up the next day. No big deal…or so I thought.
It’s funny that I saw Angela’s tweet because this weekend I was discussing this very subject with Donna. She is also training for the Walt Disney World Marathon as her first full, so we discuss our training highs and lows a lot. I told her that many of my missed runs are short 1.5 to 3 mile runs which I could easily make up on “rest days” or by adding a mile here or there to my regular schedule. I’d love to mark these days off and get some more gold stars on my training schedule! But, is this the best idea?
|My Hal Higdon training schedule thus far…|
What is your opinion? Will making up a few miles hurt me in the long run (no pun intended!)? Should I just get over my missed miles and plan to kick butt for the second half of my training schedule? If this was a half marathon, I wouldn’t sweat the missed miles, but a full marathon is a whole new ball game – one I haven’t experienced yet. I want to be in good shape to finish the marathon whether that means make up the miles or move on. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Stay fit and fabulous,