Over the past two weeks, I haven’t been running much. After my 12 km race on October 3rd, I took three days off because of muscle soreness. Then, I went on my first road bike trip ever, which left me with even more soreness and backache. I never thought that riding a road bike would cause so much pain. Maybe a two hours trip isn’t the perfect choise for your first try?
Bike ride was followed by a whole week of doing nothing. Swim classes were canceled for the week, and when I was able to move normal again, the weather wasn’t exactly inviting me for a run, so I was lazy.
Last week, I went on a run, went to spin class, swim class and strength training. Total of 5 hours and 30 minutes of training last week! I haven’t done that much since I started writing my Bachelor thesis in the end of April!
However, I still want to focus on running and adding milage every week so I will be ready to run a marathon some day (soon).
This week: No excuses!
My arms and shoulder are sore from swimming? It doesn’t matter- my legs will still carry me when running! It rains? Thats great, it will prepare me for rainy race days in the future!
It’s all about motivation and focusing on the goals, and not on the things I rather do on a rainy fall day.
With that said, I went out on a lovely 5 km run today.
Turns out running during fall is fun, especially when running in the woods.
I have never run in the forest during fall. Ever!
I was always a summer runner, meaning I enjoyed running when it was nice and warm outside (not hot, but nicely, perfeclty warm). I never run during winter, and when I finally decided to make running a habit all year around, I lived in Denmark. Don’t get my wrong, those runs were perfect, I saw the Baltic Sea on every run. (I lived on a small island, I could go in every direction but still see the sea.) I miss running there, but running on trails and through leaves makes my happy and pleased.
I just wished fall would last longer.
Are you enjoying running during fall? What is your favorite running season and why?