Thursday, September 19, 2013

Training Pace Picking Up with Cooler Weather!

I have noted my training pace increasing rapidly with the advent of better weather, and perhaps also with more consistent running and less tennis.

My last two runs, a 5 miler on roads, and a 4.6 miler on trails, have been at a brisk 8:09 per mile pace, and I have felt quite good!

I hope this keeps up!  I am tentatively planning my first race of the season for September 28:  a 5K trail race that I have run numerous times.  Last year I was the overall masters winner, 3rd place overall of about 80.  I may not be quite in the same shape as last year, so we'll see what happens!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Running Season Arrives in the Northeast!

Finally, after what we northerners consider a long, hot summer, with temperatures often in the 80s, occasionally topping 90, and humidities above 50%!!!...............

Yesterday I ran after work, just before dark, and nearly considered a long-sleeve short, with temperature dipping down to 60, probably upper 50s by the end of my run!  I ran 4.6 miles on trails at a brisk 8:18/mile pace, about 30 seconds per mile faster than I have been running.

This is the time of year when I finally feel like running!!!  This morning it was 43 degrees F at my house!!!

I feel sorry for anyone living south of the Mason Dixon line!!!