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Because I can't make running decisions alone.....get up early & run or skip? (Read 273 times)

Nakedbabytoes


levitation specialist

    Tomorrow the hubs and I have a date. He has a company Christmas party and the kids are going to their aunt's house for the evening. Tomorrow is a double run day in my schedule. I get up at 6:30 am and run my usual morning 3 miler, the after we eat dinner, I run another 5 at 6:30pm. Well, that won't work tomorrow and I can't get away this evening to do it at a reasonable hour nor will Friday work because Saturday is my LR day of 10 miles.

    So my only options are: to run my double together as a mid range run(8 miles) at, gasp, 5am so that I can be ready to take daycare kids in by 7am OR do my usual 3 miler and skip the 5 miler altogether?

     

    I am in full marathon training for a race May 5th. I am up to 37 miles a week. I have been running my morning 3 milers since August. And doubles since September on Tuesday & Thursdays. I have NOT missed any training runs so far in my schedule.

     

    Well, what do I do fellow runners?

    lilac_jive


    Jess runs for bacon

      If you're anything like me, I HATE to be rushed, so I'd be a frothy pissy mess if I were trying to cram a run in. It's the holidays, stuff like this will happen every once in a while. Just don't make it a habit, right? I'd probably pick a time I feel more comfortable waking up and still be a productive member of society and run as much as I could in that time.

       

      But since I'm not running doubles, and probably half your mileage, you may want to take that with a grain of salt.

       

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      MJ5


      Chief Unicorn Officer

        What about meeting in the middle and doing 5 in the morning and skipping the 3? I don't think skipping 3 will do much harm, if any.

        Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54

        andrew jerald


          Yeah I think I would do the 5 miler and skip the 3 but thats me!

          tessasnewlife


            I would get up early and do the 8- but then again I dont think 5am is that early.

            runmomto3boys


              I'd get as many as you can get in early on: if 8 is too much at once, then 7 or 6 miles??  That is what I would do!  Have fun on your date at the Christmas party! 

              LKDave


                One miss won't make a lick of difference in May. i was thinking along the lines of MJ5- do a somewhat longer than 3, but not the whole day's 8 in the morning. In fact I was thinking 5 also. If you could squeeze in a mile just before getting cleaned up and dressed for the party it might mentally make you feel like you got some double in, but not needed if that would be more trouble.  Or a mile or two tonight and then 5 tomorrow and you will be close, but also not needed.

                 

                ETA- Actually Heidi would run like 12 tonight and explain why she had to "cut it short." Clown

                runmomto3boys


                  ETA- Actually Heidi would run like 12 tonight and explain why she had to "cut it short." Clown

                   

                  You know me too well...  I'm glad you made the jump, Dr. Dave, btw!

                  Snickers1230


                    What about meeting in the middle and doing 5 in the morning and skipping the 3? I don't think skipping 3 will do much harm, if any.

                     

                    This is what I was going to say.  but also if you still only get in your normal 3, I don't think it's going to hurt you skipping the 5.  Especially if you haven't missed any runs yet and the race isn't until May

                    Formerly Jackie_601 on RW

                     

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                    Nakedbabytoes


                    levitation specialist

                      See, that's why I love you guys & gals! I hadn't thought of maybe just taking a longer run x 2 days and maybe make both 3 milers on Thursday & Friday 5 milers instead. Then really, I am only short 1 mile over the 2 day period(if I did my math right, 5x2=10 and 3x2=6 +5=11). I'd rather get up 2 days in a row at 5:50 and squeeze 2 more miles in than usual than the thought of trying to do 8 at 5am on the morning of a party where I might be dead tired instead of fun!

                      Sounds pretty peachy to me.

                        Wow, I would take a rest day. May is a LONG time from now, and you won't start training for months. Enjoy your day off.

                        LKDave


                          You know me too well...  I'm glad you made the jump, Dr. Dave, btw!

                           

                          Thanks! Happy to find you here Smile

                           

                          nbt: Sounds like a good plan. My MO involves constantly doing arithmetic toward mileage goals (if I get in 5 today I can do 7 tomorrow and then I'll need 6 on Friday to get to ...

                           

                          Enjoy the date and the night with the kiddos out Smile

                          Nakedbabytoes


                          levitation specialist

                            Wow, I would take a rest day. May is a LONG time from now, and you won't start training for months. Enjoy your day off.

                             Actually, you know what, I will. You are right. May is a very long time from now and I never schedule cutback weeks, I just let them happen naturally. I haven't had a cutback week in nearly 2 months now. I think I will happily miss my Thursday evening 5 miler and not feel badly about it. And I might even have an extra beer with dinner. Thanks for reminding me to enjoy other things besides running.


                            Labrat

                              5am is early ?

                               

                              I was showered and getting dressed in work clothes after my run at that time...

                               

                              (I drop DD at Daycare at 6:30 am)

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                              Shakedown Street

                                i would get up at 445, knock out 8, and have a couple extra at the xmas party and bag in the following day sans kids

                                Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)

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