My best tip for running in fall weather

I finally feel like my running is getting back on track. I’ve heard people say that fall PR’s are built on summer sweat and I really hope that’s true because I sweated my ass off this summer. I ran a lot less but I feel like I perspired much more than I normally do.

sweating like crazy

I hope you’re right miss housewife who’s name I do not know.

I don’t know about you but once the temp goes above 75 and it gets humid, I’m toast. I still run but it’s uncomfortable as all hell. And it seems like it gets worse every year. I mean, I live in Florida so I expect it to be hot and humid but the older I get, the worse it gets. But obviously I love to run because I keep doing it.

Exactly, that's exactly how it feels.

Exactly, that’s exactly accurate.

That’s why when I got up to run on Monday morning and realized it was 69 degrees, I cried little tears of joy. Do you wanna know my number one tip for running in fall weather? Ask someone who lives somewhere that actually has fall. Because the honest truth is we don’t really have a fall and when it gets cool here I lose all sense of reason and just run like a crazy person.

crazy running

It’s cool outside, It’s cool outside, did you hear me? IT’S COOL OUTSIDE!!! Runnnnnnnnnnnnnn

On Monday I had 5 miles on my schedule and I nailed it. The plan was to run 5 miles at around a 9:50 pace. My splits were 9:53, 9:49, 9:54, 9:54 and 9:49. I wanted to run all out and kill it but I stuck to the plan and I was pretty proud of myself.

After I got home I didn’t really feel like sitting on the sofa, or at the table, and working on the computer but I still had to work so I decided to move it outdoors to the lanai.

lanai

Hank is never far from mommy.

Not a bad place to work, right?

Last night I spent some time looking at races that I’d like to run in the next 4 months. I plan on making the final choices this week. I’m not completely sure which ones I want to run in October and December but I am running the 10K Turkey Trot in November and a ‘big’ one in January….how’s that for suspense?

So, I’m really curious to know, tell me what your weather is like right now.

Is it cool where you are?  Yep, still cool here…83 will be the high today.
Do you prefer running in hot or cold weather? cool, definitely cool!
Would you rather run in snow or 80 degrees with high humidity?  I’ll take snow, seriously, but I reserve the right to change my mind…

6 thoughts on “My best tip for running in fall weather

  1. It is cooler here in MI, 60’s, delightful for running 🙂
    Cool weather running all the way!
    I love running in the snow, its so peaceful. probably because I am usually the only crazy out running 🙂

  2. I’m in Georgia, and it’s a bit cooler right now and I am SOOOO happy!! I prefer running in the cold, snowy weather over heat and humidity ANYTIME! I grew up in GA, but moved to MN for 3 years, back south for 2, CT for 11 years and am now back in GA! I will admit that I spent most of the summer whining about how much I HATE the hot weather!

    LOVE your lanai!

    • I did the same thing. I’m such a wuss when it comes to running in hot weather. I can’t help it. I can stand it any other time but when I’m running, it kills me. 🙂

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