24 May '12, 2pm

This week's @dailymile post: How to adjust when you're having a "bad" workout.

Quick rule of thumb: If you have roughly equivalent numbers of workouts that go well and workouts that are a bust, then you’re doing pretty well. Workouts are supposed to be challenging enough to force your body to adapt…that’s the only way to improve. Remember, too, that like any other training day, a workout day is subject to a whole host of variables that can impact your performance. What we all need is a playbook for how to salvage the day and still get quality out of the training. First, let me define what I mean by “workout.” Workout [wurk-out] noun: A structured regime of physical exercise. When I say “workout,” I mean anytime you have specific pace and distance targets, like intervals, fartleks, tempos, or paced long runs. Easy runs aren’t in scope here. Recognize when you are having a bad workout. I generally give myself some leeway on the first split at pace, so ...

Full article: http://www.dailymile.com/blog/coach/on-the-fly-salvaging-...

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