It’s been a weird fall so far! First, it felt like summer lingered forever. Then fall came and we had some really chilly days. Last week the temperatures went up into the 70s again making for some warm runs! We also had rain and wind this week. I think we have had all the seasons at some point over the last 2 weeks.
For the most part fall running has been great. Actually, in general running has been great. What I’ve realized about running while pregnant is you really just never know what to expect. One day may be a struggle, and then the next feels a million times better. Each time I have a harder run (or even 2-3 days of feeling like everything is a struggle), it doesn’t last. Just when I think I will really need to cut back on exercise I then get a new burst of energy and feel fine again for a while.
Hopefully I’m not jinxing myself. I know I won’t be able to keep this up forever but it’s working for now. I also shared on Instagram this week that my paces vary so much. It’s nice to truly not care at all about my paces but it’s also interesting to see them after a run. The fastest run I’ve had in the past few weeks was around 9:50/mile and the slowest was around 11:25/mile. Those 11 minute miles always feel harder than 9 minute miles!
Here’s a quick look at last week’s workouts:
Monday: 4 miles + Strength Training
Tuesday: 6 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles + Strength Training
Thursday: 7 miles
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: 6 miles
Total: 32 miles (during week 32! I thought that was kind of cool when I realized it)
It’s a good thing the weather has ben all over the place because it means I can rotate through my running clothes a little more. I only have 1 pair of capris that fit so I’ve worn them whenever its been below 40 degrees. Otherwise I’ve still been able to squeeze into my regular shorts, I guess because they have thick waistbands and can sit below my belly.
At least I’m not sweating as much lately so I can even get away with wearing certain items more than once without washing them if I need to!
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How has fall running treated you so far?
Do you like when the temps fluctuate or would you prefer if they were consistent?
How much do your paces vary from one run to the next?