Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cross-training and Regrets

Today's Workout: 1 hour of cycling

Tomorrow's Workout:2 miles easy, 3 miles at ST pace, 1 mile easy

Thought: "There are no regrets in life, just lessons." -Jennifer Aniston

Yesterday I thought that I would run hills today, but I decided to stick to what my schedule said and cross train. After reading a bunch of blogs of serious runners I've started to regret some of my training, and therefore, felt like I needed to start making up for lost time this week. Maybe that's what I should actually do, but I decided I'm just going to stick to the rest of my schedule and do what I have planned. I'm not sure if I'll meet my goal for my next half. I'd like to see the cup half full because a lot of running long distance is just mental. I've learned a lot training for this race though, and hopefully that will help me tap into something bigger and better when I train for my next one.


  1. One thing that I've learned (the hard way) is that it csn be more detrimental than benefifical to try and "make up" workouts. You can end up overdoing it and missing even more runs in the end.

    Your mental toughness will get you there on race day!

  2. I think it's smart to just stick to your schedule. Run your race according to plan, see what your result is then apply what you've learned to the next race. If you try to "make-up" workouts now, you're more likely to be injured.

  3. i echo marlene and brian! stick to your plan and your training. everyone is different! everyone's bodies handle mileage and hard workouts differently, some have been running for more years than others, etc. don't get caught up comparing yourself to others! i have trouble with this sometime myself, and it can lead to an injury or feeling burnt out. keep your own big picture in mind and know that you are constantly making progress.