Monday, August 8, 2011

Making up mileage

A comment in my post below got me thinking. Should I make up the mileage I missed yesterday? I am still very early in my half training, however I have a 10K in a few weeks and I haven't ran 6 miles in a while. This was also supposed to act as my long run for the week, so I feel like I need to make it up today. If I do 5 miles today that will be 5 more miles for the week then my plan called for - I am on the fence right now on what to do.

Radish and Fennel Salad RecipeThis weekend my dad made us a light salad for dinner that I was surprised about. I am not a fan or radishes and I have never had fennel before  - but I thought that this Radish and Fennel Salad from Cooking Light was really tasty and plan to make it again this week.  I think adding some chicken will make it a tasty lunch.

  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced fennel
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ni├žoise olives
  • 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine radishes, fennel, celery, and olives in a large bowl. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Drizzle juice mixture over radish mixture.

What do you do when you miss a run?

Any recipes that surprised you lately?

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  1. that looks like a great salad, always liked radishes just never think to add them to salad!
    When I miss a run I usually just add that runs mileage over the week to my other runs

  2. If I miss a run, I just let it go. It's hard, but I find that, for myself, the fitness benefits of trying to "make it up" aren't worth the stress. That's just what's worked for me, though (and I am not in any way a professional runner or anything). If it doesn't happen very often, that extra mileage isn't going to make a big difference in the great scheme of things, anyway.

  3. I couldn't have said it better than Jen. I don't make up for it the next week. It's no big deal if you miss one.

    I did do 6 miles last Saturday which I was supposed to do the week before but I missed that one. My schedule last Saturday said to run a 5K so I replaced it with the 6 miles. But that's an exception, usually I don't make up.

    Now that my half marathon is 10 weeks away the only thing I am really strict about is the long runs. Don't want to miss those, for the other runs I'm not that strict.