Since I still have a month before official training for the Nittany Valley Half Marathon starts, I’m taking September nice and easy! I’m running 2-3 days during the week and both Saturday and Sunday, and so far I feel great!
I’m keeping my weekday miles low, using Sunday as my “long” run day (right now I’m sticking to 6-9 miles), and making a real effort to dedicate one day per week to speed. I’m not sure if it’s because the weather is changing (I can feel fall in the air!), or what, but running has just felt so good lately! I’m hitting paces I haven’t seen since I don’t know when, and certain routes that used to kill me I’m running with relative ease. Running is fun again!
Sometimes, I think it’s too easy to get caught up in the training and the goals and look at a run as necessary and ‘I HAVE to get these miles in!!!’ and dread it, when in reality – it’s a gift. Make sure you enjoy it!!!