When making a training plan, one of the questions you have to ask yourself is the dreaded Saturday versus Sunday long run decision. Now don’t get me wrong, your plan is always flexible, we have to start somewhere, right? Let’s work our way backwards and look at Sunday first.
Running long on Sunday allows you to…
- Potentially have a life on Friday night.
- Sleep in on Saturday, regaining energy for Sunday.
- Drink and eat throughout Saturday, preparing you for Sunday.
On the other hand, running long on Saturday allows you to…
- Get your run DONE so it’s out of your mind and not thinking about what you still have to do the rest of the weekend.
- Who are we kidding? Friday night rolls around and I just want to go home and drink wine after the week. This party animal never has wild Friday nights anyways.
- The rest of Saturday is fair game for naps, going out and other weekend shenanigans.
- Sleep in on Sunday, watching The Food Network with Chicken Face in bed. No pressure to do anything but indulge in absolute laziness.
While Sunday runs technically allow one to properly rest and fuel for the long run, having it done, being relaxed and enjoying time with Chicken Face is worth any long run preparation.
It’s Sunday and I’m currently drinking (more) wine, hanging with this little monkey and watching 17 Again. Damn you, Zach Effron.
(Thanks auntie Caroline for the bow!)
Moment of truth: Saturday or Sunday? Why?