Here we go! Another school year is about to begin. I’m kind of in denial that I no longer have a kid in elementary school, but the big change this brings is that everyone is out of the house before 7:30am now. We’ll see if that means I get out the door to run earlier or not.
Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s also prime marathon training time. My training plan calls for multiple double digit runs per week, starting this week. Gulp! Thankfully, the weather tends to start cooling down and the return to school gets me back on a running schedule.
Know what else changes about my training? Races! I’ve got a lot coming up and will talk about that soon.
I don’t race a lot during the summer. Between vacations and the weather and the lack of longer races in the hottest part of summer, it’s hard to find a lot of options. And if I’m not going to be running a long run, I’m too cheap to pay the money.
Last week was a pretty good training week – it was cooler than it usually is this time of year and I managed to get up and be running before 7am twice. My first 16 miler for MCM is in the books AND I managed to do it not on the rainy day.
I don’t mind rain, but I was much happier to be running 6 miles in the downpour rather than 16.
Today I have 1.5 mile repeats but will stop running at precisely 9.3 miles.
Why? Because 9.3 miles from now I will hit
OK, I know I’ve run more than that, but since I started recording runs, I’ll have hit 10,000 miles recorded.
So, are you looking forward to fall? Does your training change?
Sorry this is the world’s most scattered post. I’ve spent the day trying to organize everyone for the big day tomorrow.
Don’t forget our new upcoming schedule!
Sep 13: Best/Worst of Summer
Sep 20: Fall race schedule
Sep 27: Rate your month/year so far
Oct 4: Favorite thing about fall running
Oct 11: If I didn’t run… (finish the sentence however you want)
Oct 18: Favorite new running product
Oct 25: Rate your month