Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Where Did Summer Go?

Posted by CheapRunnerMike

Hard to believe, but July is almost over!  I don't know what it is like where you are, but in these parts it is chilly…like "too-cold-to-wear-shorts" chilly.  The last few mornings have only been about 13 or 14°C (high 50's) and it has only been getting up around 20° (70°F).  This is Fall weather!

All isn't lost however, as I have a week's holidays coming up next week and Summer temps are coming back, right?  RIGHT??  I sure hope so, because I'll be up at the cottage and that means beach time.  Lots of this…

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…and some of this…


…maybe a little of this…


…and definitely lots of this…


See a theme?  Chilling with family and taking life easy…doesn't get better than that!  Plus I'm able to get in some runs in one of my favourite places…just can't beat running at the cottage!  You can run the beach, quiet cottage roads or even out into farm country…whatever you want or all of the above.


I have been working on adding back a little bit of distance to my runs as I have been pretty stuck in a 10K rut for a while now.  Every run I had been doing was always right around 10K and I felt like I was losing my endurance legs.  I got out and did a 13K/8 mile run last Thursday, followed that with a 10-miller at the cottage on the weekend and then another 8-miler on Monday at lunch.  I've even been playing with my paces a bit to get my legs into different rhythms and it seems to be working pretty well.  There's a half marathon coming up in early September here in London and I'm going to run it with Chris, so I better get my endurance back up!  He wants to break 1:30 and I would love to give it a shot as well, since it was something I had told myself earlier in the year I wanted to accomplish (I have a 1:30:18 PR).

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Is it unseasonably cold where you are?

Any summer vacations planned?


  1. Summer hasn't gone anywhere down here...LOL! I wish it would go somewhere!!!!

  2. It is a little cooler this week - in the 80s which is down from the 100+ of last week!!

  3. I'm loving this weather, it's been in 60's-70's during the day and it's made running much more bearable!

  4. Careful what you wish for! I know it gets hot in Texas, but do you guys have the humidity there too?

  5. 80's sounds great...that's how I like it!

  6. Great running weather, that's for sure. Need some great beach weather though too...