Regardless of the fact that you signed up for a race, you’re still a human being, with a schedule, conflicts, commitments, and limited energy. Even the fittest, most dedicated runners sometimes have to skip a training run or fit it in at another time. Which is to say: It’s okay, it happens.
In the event that you miss a run during your training, it’s best to skip it and continue with your plan as written. Obviously, you don’t want to skip training runs left and right (if that happens, it’s a sign that you should review your schedule and see how you can adjust), but missing one run will not invalidate your training. Stick to the plan as best you can, increase your miles slowly, and take your recovery seriously. If you can do that, you’ll be ready on race day.
While the training plans in the ASICS Runkeeper app cannot be edited, there are some workarounds that might help.
- You can edit the individual dates for your current week of workouts. Learn how to do that here for iPhone and here for Android (see the section ‘Reschedule Your Workouts’).
- You can skip ahead or behind by selecting a run from your full training plan view (in the Training tab on iPhone, click “Plan” in the top right; on Android, click the three lines in the top right of the “Training” screen and select “Full Plan”). You can then click into any workout and start it from there, regardless of when it’s scheduled for.
- You can also associate an activity to a training plan workout after you’ve completed it. Check out this brief article to learn how.
- If you’re doing a My First 5K or My First 10K plan as part of the Runkeeper Guided Workouts, do so at your own pace! If one workout is still challenging, don’t be afraid to repeat it until you feel ready to move onto the next. Repeat it multiple times if you need to! Listen to your body.
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