Who would have ever thought I’d wake up with a cold the day of my first training run?

I was very tempted to go out and try to run anyway because I really don’t want to start a program that way, but I thought better of it. I’ve actually tried that before, and I did not have a speedy recovery. I generally don’t go back and pick up missed runs in a training program because they are so small in the big picture. However, I’m trying a three day a week program for this race, and I think I’d be better off skipping one of the cross training days and making sure I get my runs in. I’ll just push the long run out a little further and I can be back on my planned schedule within a week.

Then again, the run I missed was an interval workout. Maybe I could skip it…just this once.