Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 01:55PM EST

I recently had to miss several days because of a sickness/injury. Should I just pick up right where I left off?

The best thing to do when it comes to any injury/sickness is to seek medical advice. After you are cleared to get back to training, it is important to ease your way back into it. You don't want to enter training too hard or too fast after missing time off. We can't emphasize that enough. 

It is always a good idea to get a few (3-4) easy runs under your belt first before adding any workouts or long runs into your training regardless of what your training program is telling you. We want you to be your own best coach and veer away from the plan until you are 100%. Cut back daily mileage if necessary and run at an easy pace until you feel confident to fold in a workout or long run. Even then, feel empowered to make alterations to the workout and distance of your long run.  

If you are forced to miss over one week of training, then we encourage you to consider our e-coaching program.  An e-coach can revise your plan to make sure it reflects your missed training.  Contact us for more information.