October Training Update

The Girl's Got Sole - Training Update

It’s actually almost November, and it’s starting to feel like time is flying by! With last weekend’s PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, my race season has officially begun. I don’t think it slows down for me until maybe March next year.

This morning, I ran 8 miles with my group, and I was grateful for lower mileage and cooler temps. We have finally gotten Fall weather in Florida! It was about 66 degrees and I loved it. I think my preferred running weather is mid-60s, as it feels comfortable for me.

Next Sunday, I will be pacing the Wine & Dine Half Marathon with runDisney. I love being a Galloway pacer, and doing it at runDisney races is a lot of fun. I will be pacing the 3:15 finish which is my favorite time to pace for the half marathon. I can run 13.1 in about 3 hours, but the 3:15 finish time is comfortable, and I don’t have to feel like I’m pushing too hard.

The Girl's Got Sole - October Training Update

Pacing a runDisney race with fellow pacer, Melanie.

After Wine & Dine Half Marathon, my goal race for the season is up next. I will be running the OUC Orlando Half Marathon on 12/1. This will be my 5th OUC Half Marathon, as I ran it in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. I’m looking forward to it this year more-so because they changed the route to have less brick, which is awesome. There will only be 1.6 miles of brick, and it’s all in the first 5 miles.

December also has the Mt. Dora Half Marathon on 12/16. I will be running the race for BibRave, as a BibRavePro, so I’m excited about that. I ran Mt. Dora Half last year, and it’s a great race. If you are local, or would like to come out and run Mt. Dora Half Marathon with me, you can save 10% off registration with code BIBRAVE10!

I feel like my training this season has been okay, but it could have been better. The PNC Atlanta 10 Miler showed me how under-trained I was for hills. I have gotten the miles in like I should, but my health struggles haven’t always had me feeling as good as I’d like on a run. I’m hoping my upcoming half marathons go well, and I feel good! ūüôā

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