This article was originally posted by Ryan at the original HillRunner.com Blogs.
Have you ever felt you just needed one workout to get to the next level? Do you know someone who insists that one specific workout must be done or that runner simply isn’t prepared?
Most of us have been there at some point and know others who still are there.
The truth is no single workout will make or break your training plan. They are all building blocks. All matter but none are so important that you simply can’t do without them or that they are worth risking injury or some other serious problem.
It might be nice to think one workout will make all the difference but, as I posted recently, it’s more about consistency than any single workout.
So don’t fall into the trap of putting too much stock in any single workout. If it goes well but the rest of your training hasn’t, you might be creating a false confidence. Worse, if it doesn’t go well or has to be skipped but your overall training has been solid, you might sell yourself short.