Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fabulous Fall Weather = Fantastic Fast Times

The plan was for a nice easy 90 minute run along the same golf cart paths that I will be running on Sunday during the Peachtree City 50K. After the first mile, the 65 degree temperature, the low humidity, the clear blue sky, the leaves committing suicide, and the smell of pine needles all combined to make my pace faster than planned. Rather than slowing down, I decided to go with it. I pushed a bit on the uphill inclines and let myself fly on the slight downhill sections. What had been planned as an easy run turned into a nice little 8 mile tempo run at an 11:00 pace. Boy, I love fall running!

4 comments:

David Ray said...

I concur. That's some good running!!

X-Country2 said...

I love fall running too. It's that panic of "I can't NOT run today. What if this is the last decent day before winter?"

Elle said...

fall running is the BEST!

COME TO FRESNO next year!!

Beth said...

Hey Joja Jogger! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish I'd met ya at PTC. I ended up running the 25K but now I've got the fever for the 50K!!

I'm adding you to my blog list so I can keep an eye on you :)