Fitness · Just my Thoughts

Training in the Fall

Fall is here, meteorologically speaking. If I were in Upstate NY, I could be racing every weekend for the next few months. I am not finding that to be the case here in the desert southwest. I have found no nearby races but that will have to be okay as I am here for seven weeks and have some pretty heavy marathon training to complete.

By the way, if you are interested in donating to charity, I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon for Zero Prostate Cancer. Donations can be made here. I’ve decide to take Caroline Wozniacki’s lead. Every interview I have seen of her during this year’s US Open, she has managed to work in her charity and how people can donate. You will find me doing the same this month.

Back to training ….

The weather here should be cooling off a bit but cooling off for the area I am in is 90’s and that is still too hot for a daytime run. I have found myself reverting to being a morning runner. I am up at 5 am at the latest. I am out the door no later than 6 am and that is for a short run. I am spending a considerable amount of time plotting routes as I am not familiar with the area. This coming weekend will be a true test as I head out for 18 miles.

Should you not be training for a fall race, or if you like planning in advance, check back tomorrow when I tell you all about my ambassador position with the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate.

Biltmore Mansion
Biltmore Mansion

Are you training? For what race? Have you ever run for a charity? 

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