Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s Topic is: Will your training schedule change for fall? How?
There won’t be drastic changes but of course, there will be some things that will be different:
- More Miles on the weekend.
Since I have signed up for a half marathon in October and one in November, I will need to get in some long runs on Saturday or Sunday. I was able to slack off during the summer months with my last half being May 21.
- More Races
There are so many races to choose from in the fall. It seems like every group is trying to get a race in before the weather gets cold. I didn’t run every weekend in the summer because I wanted to make time for boating. But I can’t promise that I won’t in the fall.
- More Challenges to Run Weekdays due to work and/or time change.
I was traveling a lot for work but it seems that I will be out of town even more in the fall. I had been able to get creative to run wherever I was working. This will be a challenge in October when we turn the clocks back. Most of the places I run are not lit (will there be hotel treadmill running in my future? : ( )
- More Before Work Runs??
It seems that I should run before work if it is dark after work…but I can’t promise that this will ever happen.
- Faster or Longer Runs?
Cooler temps make for faster runs which also means time for longer runs.
- More Scenic Runs.
Fall in the NE is the best. Looking froward to leaf peeping while running.
- More Group Runs.
My Turkey Trot training group starts up in September. That means running on Monday evenings with a group, hills and Coach Patrick’s tortuous speed drills.
- Mentoring Other Runners.
If time allows, I plan to volunteer again with the STEM program and help victims of domestic violence complete their first 5k.
- More Laundry
Yeah, gone will be the days of only a tank and skirt. There will be layers. There will be jackets, arm warmers, gloves, hats…oh my!
Happy Running! How will your fall training change?