|The summer training program is great, but you might want
a change to carry you through the fall and winter months.
As we've said before, September through October is packed with race
opportunities. Just check the SFTC Calendar
and you'll see what I mean. Pick some interesting races and use them as
Have fun with your running.
With so many races to choose from, you can shift your focus away from
"building" and more toward "maintaining and enjoying". It's a great time
to throw some variety into your workouts. Unless it's part a specific
goal, don't try to increase your mileage. Instead, find new places to run
and experiment with shorter distances at a faster pace, with brief rests
in between. For example, you might run 1/3 of your typical race distance
but at a quicker pace. Then rest 3 minutes and do it again. Or you can alternate fast & slow intervals into a normal jog.
Maybe 2 minutes fast and 2 minutes slow... over and over. And of course be
sure to enjoy
the fall colors and smells in nearby parks or neighborhoods.
Good Times, Great Runs.
Don't be surprised if it feels easier to run during the fall. The low
humidity and mild temperatures allow your body to exercise much more
efficiently. ENJOY IT!