How many of you are about to begin training for a Fall marathon or half marathon? How many of you already started training?
‘Tis the season! I love it. It makes me giddy. There’s something about just rolling out of bed, throwing on shorts and a tank, and just going that is so wonderful. No checking weather.com, no worrying that the snot or sweat you just wiped with your glove will freeze and turn your hands numb.
Long, sweaty runs are my favorite. Long runs are an accomplishment to begin with and with the added heat it feels like an even bigger triumph.
Then there are days when the humidity breaks and you feel like you are flying. You realize you are making progress and it’s all coming together.
Summer is synonymous with training to me and this summer will be no different. I was hesitant to make any major decisions after Boston because I needed a mental break.
Physically, I feel great. I’m happy with where my running is. Mentally, I would say I’m getting there. So logically I would decide to sign up for a 50K in August. Yep, Turkey Swamp 50K here I come (ready or not).
What are you training for right now?
What are your favorite things about summer running?