What is it about fall that makes me want to run all the races?
Maybe it’s the lack of summer races (and ahem, summer training). Maybe it’s all this talk about PSL. Maybe it’s because these two handsome boys started school this week.
I’ll tell you what it’s not. It’s not the weather.
Because at the moment it is nearly 100 degrees. One zero zero. I’m making such a face right now, Mother Nature.
I’m working under the assumption that eventually Mother Nature will work things out and when she does, I’m going to be ready for fall racing! And in the meanwhile, I will try to remember my sunscreen.
At the beginning of this week, I was signed up for just two. Run the Bridge 10k and the Philly half marathon (which, by the way, is having a screaming deal TODAY ONLY 12pm-8pm with pricing from way back in April when registration opened. Use coupon codes PM16FULL or PM16HALF).
And now I’m up to four!
I’ll be doing a 5k at my son’s school to later this month and the 10k in Atlantic City next month. #cantstopwontstop
Using the City Fit Girls plan that we used in the winter/spring, my training buddy, Chrissy and I are preparing to tackle all the fall races (or at least the ones I can afford)!
The first run back after not running all that much was exactly what we expected it to be: awful. It wasn’t fun, it was hot, and I’m pretty sure I was dripping sweat all over the boardwalk.
That said, I’m so glad that we did it. There’s always going to be that first run back and more than likely, it’s not going to be great. But it’s behind us now and we can move forward!
2016 has been pretty good to me as far as being injury free and I’m pretty stoked about that fact because it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to say that. However, I do have some time goals that I would like to hit and I’m hoping that the fall is when I’m able to accomplish them.
What do you have planned for the fall? Any tips for me as I head into the longer runs?
I always get so so excited when I read posts like this as they remind of wonderful weather changes. And then I remember…..I live in FLORIDA. SOUTH FLORIDA. Where we have only one season. And it’s not so conducive to speedy times. But then again. I LIVE IN FLORIDA. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. 🙂 (Except for maybe Italy. I could definitely live in Italy. 😉
You live where my parents live (they’re in Pompano Beach). They actually spent the summer with us up here and just went home and wouldn’t you know, I woke up to 57 degrees this morning! I think I could definitely be down to live in Europe too. SWOON!
I would really like the humidity to stay GONE now! I hope it is had its last hot, sweaty breathe of air and is DONE!
I’m right there with you! I love the heat but breathing is always a really nice option. 😉