What should I do if I miss a workout or several days of training? April 23, 2019 16:10 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. There are a few things you will need to consider if you have missed a couple of days of training, but there is one thing you should absolutely not do, and that’s to try and make up all of the missed workouts in the next few days. What you need to consider is why you missed the days. Was it sickness, travel, or just some unavoidable obligations? If you simply had some other commitments that took precedence, then look at the workouts you missed and what you have coming up. If you missed a key workout and there are some supporting or optional workouts on your calendar, then replace one of those with the key workout. Remember, the key workouts are the ones you don’t want to miss and that will truly move the needle of performance. If you are just coming back from illness or are getting off an airplane, then you’ll want your first session back to be more endurance focused. Depending on how long you have been out, you can ramp back into full-time training over a couple of days. Take a look at some optional workouts that can be used for post-travel or getting back to training. Related articles Add Optional Workouts to Your Plan Is coaching part of Squad? What if I don't understand a workout? What is the Difference Between Structured and Unstructured Workouts? What is the difference between Time-Starved and Time-Rich Race Builds?