So much easier when it's cooler - Evening run

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I just finished a 10.576km running that lasted about 0hh:50mm:10ss !

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I skipped a few days again in my running training, so Friday was a must. And the conditions were good too. After one last hot day on Wednesday, we had a sharp drop in temperature. I know many people are not happy about it, but I like it! I'm actually impatient for the temperature to drop even much further! When I started my run, it was around 60F (or 15C). Even though I started much later than I intended, there was still a bit of daylight, so I'll call it an evening run.

Not sure if it's only the temperature but the sensations were so much better! I chose the same route than Saturday. After the failure on Saturday, I was hesitant to keep going at the 2mile mark, where I can turn back instead. But I felt good, and carried on. And I actually felt very well the whole run. The pace was surprisingly consistent around 7min40s a mile. Nothing to be impressed by, but better than most of my recent runs, especially with a distance over 10k. Still had some fuel left in the tank at the end, I'm pretty sure I could have run longer, but it was really dark, and becoming too dangerous and very easy to roll an ankle. I did pick up the pace in the last mile or so though.

This run gives me back a little hope. I realized the Detroit half marathon is only 3 weeks away, and I really worried I wouldn't be ready at all. I know that even without training at all, I can always finish it, even if I have to walk a bit, but I'm hoping for a final time not too bad. So, let's see if I can up my training a bit this week. In the meantime, here's the updated mileage table for September:

SportsTotal (miles)Total (km)
Running
21.9
35.24
Cycling
21.35
34.37



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35km in a month cannot be enough for running ahalf marathon...
Which time /rhythm you want to run in 3 weeks?
!LUV

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As bad as this mileage is, it's actually pretty on-par compared to other years, or even better than several. I remember a few years ago, due to injuries and other things, the half marathon in October was my first run of the entire year and it wasn't even my worst time !lolz My worst was actually last year with a very disappointing 1h49min, with several portions where I had to walk... Anyways, I know I'm getting old but I still think I can stay under 1h50min. So, nothing crazy. But I'm secretly hoping I can get under 1h45min, which is about 8min/mile.
Take it easy! !ALIVE

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I think that is quite an achievement already, almost without training! !PIZZA

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