I had one of those yesterday. I looked forward to my track session all day. It was going to be my first outing to Hart Park of the season and I couldn't wait. I drove over after work, grabbed my spike bag and ... the track was closed for a football game. It was a total bummer, but I knew I wasn't far from the Pettit indoor track so I decided to drive over there. And ... the Pettit track was closed for repairs!
Hart Park - my favorite track
At that point, I had wasted nearly an hour driving around Milwaukee and still had a 9 mile workout to do. As I drove back downtown, I considered my options. Try a high school track that's not too far from downtown. Try to run the workout on the road. Go to the gym and run the workout on a treadmill. Eventually, I decided the best option was to run my warmup miles outside and then hit the YMCA indoor track for my mile repeats and cooldown.
Although it wasn't exactly the track workout I had been dreaming of all day, it was fine and the important thing was that I got my miles in despite the setbacks. I think that's what being successful in running often boils down to - being consistent and not allowing excuses to get in the way of workouts!
Hopefully the rest of this week will go according to plan. Here's my schedule:
Monday: 6 mile run +
Tuesday: 9 mile speed workout, inc. 4x1 mile
Wednesday: 7 mile run + Strength Training
Thursday: 8 mile run + Y-Blitz
Friday: 6 mile run
Saturday: 11 mile run, inc. cutdown miles
Sunday: Rest Day
Total: 47 miles
My questions for you:
- How do you handle workout setbacks?
- What's on your training plan for the week?
Running is a gift - never take it for granted :)