Swap Days Around
What if you can't make a particular workout on a specific day? No problem. When you're using one of our training plans, you can easily swap a few days around each week. That is normal because everyone has different availability.
- With Premium TrainingPeaks, you can easily drag and drop workouts around in your calendar (check this article for how).
- With the free account, you can move workouts back in time or onto today's date from future dates.
Swapping days is easiest for the Beginner plans, do-able for the Intermediate plans and trickier for the Advanced plans. That's because there are fewer workouts in the Beginner and more to juggle in the Advanced.
Principles to keep in mind
- Avoid doing the hardest workouts on consecutive days. Typically long or high-intensity workouts.
- Don't do consecutive days of the same discipline if possible (but it's not the end of the world).
- If you need to do two sessions in one day, ideally split them between morning and evening. This will enable you to feel fresher at each.
- Try and set swims (if in your plan) for after runs; this will help your legs recover. That doesn't mean you need to swim straight after a run. It just means your next session after a run should be a swim (if feasible).
- Don't save missed workouts - just move on.
You can also adjust workouts as and when factors outside of your control arise. Such as being temporarily time-limited, fatigued from previous training, stressed with work/life, feeling below par, or recovering from injury or illness
How Can I Adjust Workouts if Needed?
Other Training Interruptions
The articles below will help you manage other common interruptions to 'perfect' training that you may experience:
How Should I Train While Working Away?
Should I Train When On Vacation?
How Should I Return to Training After Injury or Illness?
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