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2009-05-28 4:40 PM

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Subject: who feels insanely guilty on missing session
Hi
not often that I miss a training set, I can make it up some time during the weekend (Saturday is supposed to be the rest day) I just cannot help myself from feeling quite guilty when I do. I will make this set up but it just does not feel right.. I am a few months away from the HIM I am planning on doing.
Am I the only one with these feelings?


2009-05-28 4:42 PM
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No, but you need to learn to let it go.

One workout will not make or break you.  Now, if it was a long bike or run, I could see it being a little more crucial, but missing a workout or two during a whole plan is not a big deal.
2009-05-28 4:51 PM
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The brain knows that....its the heart that feels bad about it.
2009-05-28 4:51 PM
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Aikidoman - 2009-05-28 5:42 PM No, but you need to learn to let it go.

One workout will not make or break you.  Now, if it was a long bike or run, I could see it being a little more crucial, but missing a workout or two during a whole plan is not a big deal.


X2... was going to say something along the lines of don't sweat the small stuff... like the "filler" workouts present in many plans... the most important ones are those long ones.
2009-05-28 5:03 PM
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i know the feeling - it is tough!  you have to realize, you do this for fun and to stay in shape.  i know that i am not going pro, and while i want to do my best, and i do put in a lot of time, when it comes down to it, other things take time too and i may bag a workout and choose to do something else. 

it is another thing if you are doing it half the time, but once in a while, it isn't a big deal.  . in fact, it is probably good for you if you are pretty fatigued. . extra rest!
2009-05-29 12:51 AM
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Subject: RE: who feels insanely guilty on missing session
That would be me!!!  I am so new to this but I have a goal to run a sprint in August on my birthday and was in dreadful shape.  Just yesterday I was travelling all day and ended up having a car problem which made my 14 hour trip a 19 hour trip so, I missed a day and I almost felt a sense of panic like I couldn't make my goal if I possibly missed one training session.  I know that's not true but it sure feels that way!!


2009-05-29 5:07 AM
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ME! ME! ME! I DO!

Not only do I feel "guilty", I am moody, feel fat and am way more likely to overeat. I know it's not a big deal to miss one workout and I have to tell myself....I'm so anal, I only miss when I'm sick and only take a day "off" every 4 weeks during my rest week. 
2009-05-29 5:15 AM
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Subject: RE: who feels insanely guilty on missing session
.... I would actually have to be following a plan in order to miss a planned workout, so - no - I don't feel guilty!

I generally set weekly goals for myself (run/bike x miles, swim x yards) and do my best to meet them, but if I can't or don't, I don't really sweat it. I do usually make sure to get what to me are my "key" workouts in, which for me are my long ride & long run.
2009-05-29 5:37 AM
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OMG this was so me, I mean I still feel moderately guilty (hey what can I say hard to erase all that catholic schooling, hee hee) if I can't insert every single workout into my log.  Yeah a little OCD to mix in with the catholic guilt.  What a great combo!

What they said:  Let it go.  You will learn that missing a workout here or there won't kill you.  It's if you miss key workouts. 

I always try to keep in mind, hey, I don't get paid for this, it's a hobby! So if friends, family, work or something comes up that justifiably demand my time away from tri, then bye-bye workout.

Edited by travljini 2009-05-29 5:37 AM
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