I'm currently at the end of week 4 of a 9-week RW programme to get me to 10km by March 13th. All has been going well so far, and all target distances achieved and target pace either achieved or exceeded.
Today's run didn't go so well. Target was 9km and I only made 6.2km; mainly due to overheating but also not helped by strong winds.
My question is this: next Sunday's long run was due to drop back for a week to 6km and then start ramping up again to 10km, 11km, 12km then race. As I only made 6 of the 9km today, should I count this as my 'recovery week' and try again for 9km next week, then 10, 11, 12, etc. Or should I still stick with the plan and go for 6km next week, and pretend today's lapse didn't happen?
I've only been running since last September, and this is the first time I've followed a set plan (other than Couch to 5k, which I did before Christmas). Not sure of the best way to keep on track.
Thanks for any advice.