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Running Journal 10/17/2017

8:11 PM 10/17/2017
Ran 5 miles tonight. It was 59 degrees, it's cooling off from the hot summer weather. I just wore a couple long sleeve t-shirts and cotton shorts. I got these cheap cotton knee length shorts that are perfect for running in cool weather. There is something especially nice about running in the dark early evening with all the house lights on. Where I run on city streets there are plenty of street lights. I have a reflective vest that must be very visible because the cars get way over.

How Is Your Running Form?

One of the many things you can do to significantly reduce your split times is to constantly monitor your form while running. This is mark of the professional runner, experienced runners concentrate while running and newbies try to think about other things. After running for a while you will find that concentrating on your running form can improve your over all race times quite a bit. Some of the things you need to watch are listed here.

Fall Is A Great Time For Running

You have spent all spring and summer adapting the heat and humidity all summer. You ran those hills and trained in the hot weather. You got those PR’s in your favorite summer 10k. Now the heat and humidity is gone and it seems as though you gained 2 or 3 minutes on your 5k time. Imagine the PR’s you are going to get in those fall races. Yes fall is great time for running.