You always want to have something to look forward to, no matter if it’s big or small. It helps keep you going, keeps your eyes focused on the prize, so to speak.
Have an in-person race you’re longing to run this fall, that’s still set to go? Or a running challenge you’re particularly excited about tackling? Or anything else that’s on your list that you’ve always wanted to go after?
Fall officially begins in about 2 1/2 weeks. What’s on your list? — Terrell
I have put together a race for some running friends. We are calling it the "Everything is F&%#ing Cancelled 13.1" and we are doing it in early November. It gives us something to train for and we are going to try and make it as much like a race as we can, we are even getting shirts made! Another friend is running a virtual marathon and we will have some who will run parts of the race with her and others who will help with aid stations for her. So we get to help out a friend and we get to have a race!
Doing my first 50k September 12 at an in person race in Wisconsin... nervous and excited and can't wait to eat when it's done!
1: Cooler weather for sure.
2: Running from my house in Monterey Park along the Rio Hondo and L.A. River bike trail to Long Beach to complete 26.2 miles for the Marine Corps Marathon Virtual Race. I've been running portions of it for 9 months now and am excited to do that much all at once.
3: Actually running the Marine Corps Marathon in person 10/2021 (I hope).
4: Covid to be done or controlled so that I can have a huge family get together, (I miss so many people so much), and so that I can actually hold my new grand babies and hug my loved ones, and take care of my patients without looking like a storm trooper, and most of all, not feel so incredibly sad at work so often.
Those crisp fall mornings running watching the sun come up.. I love fall weather. No allergies. Great temps. It's a really great time to run.
Breaking a sweat a few miles into my run vs. a few minutes!
I’m looking forward to doing a live 5k tomorrow with family and friends...it’s a small race to support a local fire department; this will be my 5th time running it. I was thankful they were able to make it happen!
Looking forward to keeping on with my marathon training despite the race going virtual (Santa Rosa Marathon in November). This will be my first virtual marathon and I'm not sure how the lack of fellow runners (although I've recruited a few to do it with me) absence of cheering spectators and music will change things, but I'm doing it anyway. I always do a fall marathon and I want some sense of normalcy. And a challenge. :-)
I hope it's not too soon to look forward to a "real" race in Los Angeles county.
I’m looking forward to cooler weather (below 110 degrees). I’ve been “jogging” all summer long in one of the hottest summers in Phoenix and in my lifetime because I recently moved to Phoenix. It will be nice to move at a faster pace than a sloth 🦥! I’m blessed to live in an area that I can enjoy the outdoors year round though!!!
Like many others here, I’m looking forward to a weather change. Cold front next week is supposed to drop temps here from overnight lows in the humid 80s (ugh) to the 60s for a few days. One of those cool days next week I’m going to run 26.2 ‘easy’ miles and let that guide my fall plans. The only ‘real’ races here this fall are trail races so trying to talk myself into trying a 100k as my next “big goal.” :O
No races planned yet, but I'm excited to get out to some trails! The heat and humidity have made it tougher this summer, but we're planning some trips with an RV so I can do some fun trail running and my wife and 2 yr old can "glamp" near the trailhead.
i have just a few fun virtual races coming up - a 12 mile relay tomorrow, a pb&j run 12k in a few weeks that should be fun (just because we are eating pb&j's when we are done). and i signed up for a pumpkin run in october. the swag is a purple hoodie with a pumpkin on it that looks super cute:) so just have some fun runs coming up. have a great holiday weekend everyone!
I signed up to do the Yeti 50 miler challenge. The only bad thing is that as soon as I go over 10 miles my right knee starts hurting. I have no issues running less than 10 but as soon as I go over 10 pain starts. It is very disappointing...I have never had this issues before. I guess going to see. Physical therapist may help?
Ran the virtual Air Force half marathon this morning; very humid, but pleased with my finish time. Now to continue training for the Little Rock half in early 2021.
A live race in the cooler weather in Maryland
I just bought my first home in Seattle and close in two weeks &I'm excited to run around a new neighborhood that I'm unfamiliar with.It's a couple blocks to the ocean so I'm excited for ocean view runs!! and of course fall weather running as summer weather running can sometimes be disheartening. :P
I haven't run in a few weeks because I've been visiting family, but I'm excited to get back to it and I'm excited for great running weather in the fall!
Much like your Atlanta weather, Terrell, Houston has been tough running summer conditions. I continue to run exclusively outside and “see some hope” temperature wise in about a week!
I’m still planning to do a marathon (my first) in Tucson the fifth if December and waiting to see if it will be cancelled. If it is - I’ll scale back my long run mileage to avoid injury, enjoy the cooler weather (and leaves!) and choose another marathon farther down the road.
Home time trial half marathon. Trying to beat my at home PR of 1:59
Temperature drops. Going to be 110 on Sunday, no running for me! 8-/
I can’t believe it’s almost fall! Times flies!
I’m running the Snow Canyon Half in November in St. George. I’m excited! It’s a beautiful area of So. Utah.
Ready for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter to return. I just can not run in the heat.
I have just been training for a possible marathon in Mississippi. The Gulf Coast Marathon. Not sure if anyone has done this race. If they have any opinions on this race. Or any other marathon recommendations for the Month of December that will run as in person race?
Looking forward to cooler temps too! Now that my school has reopened, my only time to run is mid afternoon.
I'm still working on the blue ridge to the beach challenge - over half way there. That will get me through Nov.
My ❤ goes out to everyone running in 100+ degree temps...you all rock...and I hope it cools down for you soon!! I'm looking forward to running a virtual half...the runDisney Wine & Dine in early November. This is my 8th Disney half and I know I'll miss the excitement of running the parks...but the awesome swag will be mailed to me. This is a Villains race and the Evil Queen is featured on the race medal!!! I run for Villains!!! Lol! 🧛♀️
Ditto everyone looking forward to cooler temps. I am still rehabbing an injury that is continuing to nag me, so I have been keeping the mileage low and the heat/injury combo is keeping my pace slow. Once I am back to 100 percent (fingers crossed) I want to train for something on my own, but probably will not seek out an in-person race. I don't know quite what that will be. I don't think I would be able to PR in a half on my own (I truly shocked myself with a huge half PR last year that I'm not sure I will ever be able to repeat), so I think it would be more of a distance challenge. We'll see what the next few months hold. And what about you?