I often get asked if it is okay to switch around your running schedule. Absolutely! I usually stick to my schedule, but every now and then (today) I switch a run.
When I switch runs it is usually related to timing issues. I try to not switch runs due to weather because I have a treadmill at my house, but who really wants to run 10+ miles on that? The furthest I have ran on a treadmill was 10 miles and I got through it with my friend Netflix.
I am moving my 7 mile run set for today to tomorrow, and my 5 mile run set for Thursday to Friday, which is my day off.
I am leaving my house as soon as I am done writing to go work in my classroom all day! School starts August 20 so I have a lot of work to do. I’m stopping by a local coffee shop before a little treat. I think that’s necessary.
Secondly, I am going on a family vacation tomorrow and this way I can do all of my running with Kyla (that’s the main reason I’m switching my runs). We just have so much fun running together that switching two runs it totally worth it. It will not affect my training in any way and will allow me to have more fun.
The only runs I would be cautious about switching are your long runs, and any runs before and after your long run. You always wants to have a smaller run (3-5 miles) the day before and after a long run. I would never switch my 7 mile run to the day before a long run because I would be too tired and wouldn’t run as well.
Other than that I think it is completely fine to switch around some runs if you have to.
I doubt I will be taking my Mac with me this weekend so I apologize in advance for my lack of posting this weekend. I’m sure I’ll bombard you once I get home!
As always, you can leave me a comment because they go straight to my phone so I will be able to get back to you.