September Runfessions!

It’s almost October (gasp!) and that means it’s time for the September Runfessions! I’ve had quite a busy month in September and I’m heading into my last full month of marathon training, so I’m about ready to take a load off of training. Linking up with Fairytales and Fitness & Running on Happy for the Friday Five.

1. I runfess that I’m really ready for taper to happen…I’m at that point where I’m completely sick of training. It takes all my mental strength and stamina to continue to wake up early to do my marathon training runs. I’m not the only one who feels this way, right?

2. I runfess that I don’t think I want to train for a fall marathon again. I mean, I did defer my Chicago entry, but training over the summer was pretty brutal. I didn’t really enjoy doing long runs in blazing heat. However, I will say that having a fall marathon helped keep me in shape over the summer…typically I would have stopped running for a period of time in the summer due to the intense heat and humidity. So maybe training for a fall race is a good thing for me?

3.Knowing that all my friends and people I know on Facebook will be at Chicago next weekend, I runfess that I’m slightly ok very jealous. I’m also kind of annoyed that I should have been tapering already and would be taking a break soon but now am locked into training for another four weeks.

4.I runfess I’m super excited for Savannah now that my frents have signed up for the race with me! They will all be running the half, but at least I will have them with me at the start and finish! I can’t wait for all the shenanigans that are going to happen that weekend!

5.I runfess that I’m excited for October and all the things that happen in the fall! I’m hoping for some good fall temps soon.

6.I runfess that I may have gotten in over my head signing up for another marathon so soon after my first full…originally when I was running Chicago, I would have had the rest of October to rest and recoup before training resumed in November. Now that I pushed the first marathon back to November, I’m essentially going to have to take a week or two off and then jump right back into training. I know physically I can handle it, but mentally I’m not sure. I think I’m going to begin the training plan, see how my body feels, and then see if I want to continue with the full or if I want to drop down to the half…

Have you ever done two marathons in close proximity to each other? Do you get burnt out towards the end of a marathon training cycle? 

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2 thoughts on “September Runfessions!”

  1. In 2015, I ran Grandma’s Marathon (mid June) then had my 6-hour ultra a month later. I treated Grandma’s more as a long training run than an actual race, and things all worked out…I also was getting over my first-ever bout with Plantar Fasciitis, so I really had to take things easy at the first race. Last year, I ran Route 66 in late November…and that was a tough mental challenge because I’ve never trained that hard that late in the season before.
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    1. I think it’s just the heat for me. If it were nicer here I wouldn’t mind. But summer running is tough even when you’re only doing 3-4 milers in Florida.

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