|I thought this was beautiful-it's rare to find so many yellow leaves|
When I started running in May the idea of running more than a mile seemed impossible but after a week or so I found I could run more than a mile. As the weeks progressed and I added .25 miles after each 4-week period I was able to run the increased distance with ease. Running 4-5 days per week was relatively easy to do and really set the tone for my days this summer. At the end of July we ran the Paint the Streets 5K where I set a new PR of 34:13 and successfully ran the entire distance.
|One of my favorite fall scenes are orange and yellow leaves on a tree|
|Not our puppies but they look so cute in the leaves!|
Without further delay here is my race schedule for the fall:
August 27, 2011: Running of the Bulls 5K (goal is just to finish)
September 10, 2011: Run Through the Roses 10K-cancelled (thanks for the info Jenn!)
October 8, 2011: Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15K (goal is 2 hrs)
October 15, 2011: Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K (goal is 32 min)
Having never run a 10K or 15K I'm setting my times high and hoping to come in under both of those. In order to get ready for the 10K and 15K distance I need to start increasing how far my longest run is. I plan to try to run 4 miles on my long run next week and get in a 5 mile run in the days leading up to the 10K the week after that. I will have a month to hopefully increase my longest run to 9 miles.
Any advice or guidance for training for either of these distances would be greatly appreciated! What's on your fall race calendar?