1. Schedule your run - I always put my run time on the calender. That way I block out time in the day to get out and run before all the fun.
|Last Friday's schedule - July 8th, 2011|
2. Try to run in the morning - now with the temperatures soaring, running in the morning not only is cooler than in the afternoon, it also allows you to see great sunrises and get your run done first thing!
|Morning run sunrise!|
3. Lay out your clothes the night before - whether you are getting up in the morning to run or going to run club after work, laying out clothes is helpful. That way if you are running in the morning, your clothes are all ready to go when you wake up. And if you are running at night, all your clothes are packed so you wont forget something important (like socks or a sports bra) as you are rushing out the door!
|Clothes laid out and ready to go!|
No Race July
After my 10k race in June and not gaining entry into the Boilermaker 15k, I decided to make July a month of no racing. I am trying to learn from my training mistakes of the past and thought this would be a good idea because:
- Previous July's have been jammed packed with races leading to burn out and injury.
- The heat does not agree with my stomach and after racing in the high temps I often feel sick for days.
- July is a hot and humid month - enough said.
- Focusing on workouts and enjoying the run may help to inspire me as to what I should train for next!
Any suggestions as to what I should train for next?? Have a great Monday!