Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer Runnin'

It seems like every year, summer ends. This year, it seemed to end especially quickly. I'm not complaining--it's been an excellent summer. I got to go on a couple great trips, go fishing quite a bit, meet my new nephew, do some biking, and I finally feel like I'm getting back into a normal training routine.

Biking in Southern Minnesota with temperatures in the low 60s.

All that fun, however, really made summer fly by, especially since I'm at a year round school now and meetings started this week. Besides that, the last few days have been very cool in the morning. On Saturday and Sunday it was in the low 50s when I started my runs. The weather doesn't even know it's still July.

I love running in this kind of weather. I've read that training in hot weather can be an excellent training stimulus--some say it's as good as training at altitude. And while I like training hard, I definitely enjoy running a little more when I can run faster and not sweat so much my feet slosh in my shoes.

While I'm not putting in quite as high of mileage as I did last summer, it's nice to be be back running as least moderately high mileage again. Less than three weeks from now I'll be running the Ragnar Relay on an ultra team. I believe my total mileage for that race will be somewhere around 35 miles. Should be a good time!

Happy Running!

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