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No Run Tuesdays

Since I started my training cycle for the Ottawa Marathon Tuesdays have been pencilled as my day for fitting in an 8 km run with accelerations. However, this run is proving to be the most difficult run to fit in as per my schedule. It is a bizarre trend that has developed in my weekly training.

For a variety of reasons, week after week I just cannot seem to fit in this run. What keeps happening is that I end up with an extra day of rest after my scheduled day of rest on Mondays.I’ve had the best of intentions to fit in this run but whether it is because I was busy at work or busy at home after work I am finding myself having to postpone this run.

It is not such a big deal since I have been able to delay the run to later in the week it is funny how this trend has developed. In order to make up for the missed Tuesday run I have either been running twice one day per week or I have been running on Fridays when I also do not have a scheduled run.

In the end maybe it is not such a bad thing that I keep taking Tuesday off from running. Since I am doing my strength exercises on Mondays, the day after my long run, Tuesday is giving my an actual day of rest. Tonight when it became apparent I would not fit the run in I got out my foam roller and also did some yoga stretches. I figure that for this reason the trend cannot be that bad if it keeps up.

Do you find yourself developing trends like this in your training schedule?

Making up for Missing my Long Run

Yesterday due to other commitments I was not able to fit in my planned 18 km long run. As a result, my plan was to fit in extra mileage today by getting in two runs instead of one.  Getting in 18 km would not be too difficult to fit in over two runs.

My first run was at noon, incidentally I find this to be a great way to break up the work day if you can fit it in. I headed out into the neighbourhood around my office and managed to fit in just over 8 km at an easy pace.

My second run was my usual run home from the office. Since my first run of the day was an easy run the plan for this evening was a tempo run. I ended up with just under 9 km at my tempo pace.

Overall I managed to get in 17 km today which is right around the mileage I had planned for yesterday’s long run and in the process getting myself back on track to meet my mileage target for the week.

Do you try to make up for missed mileage when you miss a long run?