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7/10/10 3:06 A

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I know what your saying. I'm a mom to an infant and there have been a few mornings I haven't been into it. I push through, do awful, and end up being disappointed in myself. I agree with the "reschedule" idea. It's ok to have an off day on occasion.

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7/1/10 9:35 P

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I love the idea that pain is the only thing that would stop me from running, but it's not quite true. My family is really supportive, but has at times interfered with my run times. I often have to reschedule a run because my husband's shift gets rescheduled (no childcare) or my child is sick or hasn't slept all night... But I think the important word there is rescheduled. I often run at 5am or 10:30pm when it's the only time I can find. It's important to fit it in and I don't allow myself to make excuses.
I also respect my body's need for rest. I realize that my body needs rest and recovery: If I don't rest enough I will get sick or injured, and then I won't be able to run at all. I'd rather go slowly than backwards.

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6/30/10 10:12 P

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I've missed a few runs because of lack of sleep. I think sleep is very important. However, if I miss a day I go out of my way to make it up the next day and get back on schedule. So far (I'm in week 7), I have run at least three times every week.

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6/30/10 8:49 P

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I would say pain. Otherwise in your case, be mindful that you will need sleep and don't tire yourself out. Good luck!

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6/30/10 8:09 P

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There are days when it's harder than others, whether because of lack of sleep or just our bodies having an off day or whatever. Since the weather turned hotter my body is not responding as well as it did when it was cooler, no matter what time I do it or if I do it in the gym under the a/c. My body just doesn't do as well in hot weather and this has been something I've had to deal with for a few years, even when I wasn't exercising. But it's up to you what your body can tolerate. If you need 2 days between runs I think that's still acceptable. But if you do run, don't get discouraged if some days are harder because even experienced runners have days when its harder than other days, just like professional athletes of all kinds can have off days. You can do this. Tailor the program to what works best for you and experiment a little if you need too. Good luck to you and keep us posted.

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6/30/10 6:43 P

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I am still in training but enjoy what I can do right now, trying to get stronger and run farther each day!

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6/30/10 6:08 P

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I have had two to four days between runs and had no problem.

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6/30/10 3:40 P

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I'm only in week for myself so I don't have much experience to share but I'm throwing my 2-cents in anyway. Pain is the only thing that will 100% keep me from a run. So far, the only time I took more than the a 2-day break from the program was due to foot pain.

I think lack of sleep is the next biggest obstacle and the nights I don't sleep enough result in feeling lethargic during the run. But I keep doing it because I know long term I'll sleep better if I keep that schedule. Having a 15 wk old puts you at a greater dis-advantage in this than someone like me who is only beholden to myself, hubby, and my 8:30 to 5 work schedule. The flip side of that is if you can do it and keep it up, you'll prove yourself stronger than the likes of me!

I don't think you'll be setting yourself back, though, if you decide to take a 2-day break between runs, instead of the 1 day scheduled. From what I've read from articles and veteran runners, a 2 day break is acceptable. It will take a bit longer to work your way through the program, but you'll be better off long-term.

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6/30/10 3:27 P

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Week 4 is a tough one so there may be a possibility that it played some part of the role in how you felt. If you need to change your schedule go for it. I think that as long as your not going more then 2 days in between you should be fine.

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6/30/10 3:19 P

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I'm wondering because I have a 15 wk old baby who's schedule is not quite set yet. He was up a couple more times than usual last night and I got about 5 hours sleep. I had run scheduled this morning and I don't want to start thinking up reasons not to work out so I did it. But let me tell you, it was so hard. The lactic acid build up happened at record speed. I felt winded and heavy. To tell you the truth, it was kind of hard on my self esteem to have such a hard run 4 weeks in to my training. I wondering if I should have skipped the run, or if I'm a better runner because I did it anyway.
What kinds of things keep you from a run? When will you say 'Okay, this is a legitimate reason to skip a workout.'?

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