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Should I Finish My Workout?

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Jul. 30, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 1, 2013 at 6:45 AM UTC
If a workout isn't going your way there are plenty of ways to respond.

Option #1: Grint It Out

If, after completing your warmup and starting the main portion of your workout, you discover that you feel “flat” but no worse, it is probably best to complete the workout as planned. Although it will be a little unpleasant and you might not hit your target pace or power numbers for the session, you will still get a good training stimulus. Also, I find that when I go ahead and grind through a workout that I was tempted to abandon, I feel really good about myself afterward and my next key workout is always much better.

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