Day 2 – Modified “Perfect 10”

Well, today was supposed to be the second day of training with the modified “Perfect 10.”  But due to an illness, I was unable to do the workout.  The workout that I had scheduled was as follows:

Run: 15 min warm-up, then 45 min @ marathon pace, followed by a 15 min cool down.

Instead, I did a 1 hour and 15 minute walk.

I’ve learned from past experiences that it is unwise to exert yourself when you are sick.  All that you will end up doing is prolonging the sickness.  This will just put you back further behind in your schedule.  So when you are sick, it is best to skip the hard workout … Maybe do a walk if you feel like it, or just rest (which is the best option).

One other point that I need to make is that once you are felling better, just start where you left off on your schedule (possibly at as reduced speed or intensity), and just let those workouts go.  It does not do any good to try to “fit” them into your schedule because all you will do is just end up injuring yourself … Just let them go.

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~ by Greg Vick on January 24, 2012.

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