My spring marathon is less than 10 weeks away. That means I’m into single digits in my training countdown! The first seven weeks have flown by and I’m feeling great about where my training is. I must be because for the first time ever I have a completely missed workout on my calendar that’s barely made me blink an eye.
My missed workout was the result of Winter Storm Helena causing some trouble in Virginia Beach this past weekend. I planned ahead enough to get my long run checked off Thursday before the storm hit, leaving a strength session and mile repeats for the weekend’s work. Friday night a few inches of sleet formed a base layer for three inches of snow. Photo credit to my friend Ann who was brave enough to trek out there. For me, forget it! I swapped my days knowing I could run on my treadmill Sunday if I had to.
Or so I thought. Just as I was pulling on my running gear to tackle the dreadmill Sunday our power went out. Well, I’ll just wait but, of course, with no power there was also no heat. The indoor temperature dropped quickly with the 30mph winds and way below freezing outdoor conditions. No, thanks. With the dog radiating heat from his bed, Doug and I bundled up to go somewhere warm(er). By the time we got word our power was back on I had downed a cocktail or two and one stuffed tummy. Not exactly quality running preparation.
Not getting all of my planned miles in for the week was disappointing but definitely not the end of the world. Running 49 of 55 scheduled miles is pretty good considering I crammed them in over 4 days and the surprise rest day was nice after such a heavy load for me. I’m looking forward to warmer temperatures, melted snow and getting outside later this week.
How do you handle a missed workout? Do you try to make it up or let it go?