Illness, injury, general life fatigue will impact our ability to complete every workout as planned. When athletes miss a training session, then often struggle with what do and it they are sick or injured when to resume training and what load to start with.
When and how much training load you resume after time off is dependent on the reason you missed the training session. I discuss more on getting back on track after time off in this video.
If you are time crunched it is okay to skip a workout or scale back the duration. For example, if a 30-minute run is schedule in zone 2, and you only have time for 10 minutes Or is 5 intervals are schedule and you only have time for 3, that is fine, log what you do and the reason you modified the workout. Do what you can when you can do it. Consistency is key.
I know life also allows an athletes to do more than the plan details. That is okay, I call these High Fun Value workouts, social workouts, benefits of training with a group. I believe it’s important to keep additional workouts easy, endurance and recovery, add more zone 2 volume, vs more intense intervals or another shorter recovery endurance workout to your day.
Accept Where You Are, Be Patient, Be present.
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