I had a good month of running this August. I ran one race, a 10K, which went alright. I felt well during the race, but it was much slower than I'd hoped for. It's a hilly race, and I hadn't done any track work in a few weeks, but I still should've run faster than I did. I think mentally and physically my body is making that transition to more endurance running and away from the speed. I still placed first in my age group though, and got a very nice plaque.
In other fun running news, my friend Lisa came to visit for a weekend, and she has taken up running. She brought her chihuahua, Pudge, who came along for a 5 mile run. As you might imagine, the twins were THRILLED to share their stroller with her. We got some amused looks that day.
September will be my push for the top - each weekend I'll be increasing my long run by 2 miles until I reach a final long run of 20 miles. After that, I'll be tapering for the race. It's going to be a VERY hilly marathon, so I'll be doing a lot of my training on the Blue Ridge parkway, so I can adapt to hills, hills, hills. I'm looking forward to cooler temps for my long runs!
Do you have any fall goals, readers?