We are just over halfway through September, pretty unbelievable. The weather around here, as Michelle pointed out yesterday, has turned fall-like. We have some pretty crisp mornings but it generally warms up nicely throughout the day so long as the sun is shining. In other words, perfect running (and racing) weather!
I made a confession to Michelle a couple days ago…I told her that I really felt like going down to Disney in a few weeks so that I could run the Tower of Terror 10-Miler again. She understood, as that race was a lot of fun. She didn't understand when I told her I also really wanted to run the Chicago Marathon again, and it is less than a month away. Now of course I'm not running either race, and I would be woefully undertrained to run a marathon any time soon, but the desire to run is indicative of how well my running has been going lately.
I have ran 11 times this month (through 16 days) and amazingly, every run has been great. My average pace for the month is 4'18"/km (6'53"/mile), which just blows me away…I'm usually in the high 4'30"s to mid-4'40"s, so this is way faster than I'm used to. I even did a 10K training run on my lunch break Monday in 40:21…that's my second fastest 10K EVER, and I did it on a training run. I really don't know what has gotten into my legs lately, but I like it!
I don't want to miss out on the strong running right now, so I decided to sign up for another race this weekend…I'll be doing another MEC Race out at Fanshawe Park, because as I always say, you can't beat the MEC Race Series. They are the guys that put on a great no-frills race for just $15. I'll be running the 15K and will see if I can break my current 1:01:59 PR for that race. It will be tough, but the way I'm running right now I think I have a shot!
Do you ever feel like running every race you can find?