TOTR: Fall Training

Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life


Today’s Topic is:  Will your training schedule change for fall? How?

There won’t be drastic changes but of course, there will be some things that will be different:

  • More Miles on the weekend.

Since I have signed up for a half marathon in October and one in November, I will need to get in some long runs on Saturday or Sunday. I was able to slack off during the summer months with my last half being May 21.

double digit runs are baack!!

  • More Races

There are so many races to choose from in the fall.  It seems like every group is trying to get a race in before the weather gets cold. I didn’t run every weekend in the summer because I wanted to make time for boating.  But I can’t promise that I won’t in the fall.

one of my favorite 10ks

  • More Challenges to Run Weekdays due to work and/or time change.

I was traveling a lot for work but it seems that I will be out of town even more in the fall.  I had been able to get creative to run wherever I was working.  This will be a challenge in October when we turn the clocks back.  Most of the places I run are not lit (will there be hotel treadmill running in my future? : ( )

  • More Before Work Runs??

It seems that I should run before work if it is dark after work…but I can’t promise that this will ever happen.

  • Faster or Longer Runs?

Cooler temps make for faster runs which also means time for longer runs.

  • More Scenic Runs.

Fall in the NE is the best.  Looking froward to leaf peeping while running.

  • More Group Runs.

My Turkey Trot training group starts up in September.  That means running on Monday evenings with a group, hills and Coach Patrick’s tortuous speed drills.

  • Mentoring Other Runners.

If time allows, I plan to volunteer again with the STEM program and help victims of domestic violence complete their first 5k.

  • More Laundry

Yeah, gone will be the days of only a tank and skirt. There will be layers. There will be jackets, arm warmers, gloves, hats…oh my!

Happy Running! How will your fall training change?

14 thoughts on “TOTR: Fall Training

  1. Is it bad that I totally forgot the clocks change in the fall. I’ve been living in a bubble this summer. Or I’m totally burnt out from training and my brain is fried? I’ll go with that…


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