Long Run, Long Weekend

The last long weekend of the summer has officially arrived, a bittersweet moment I have been looking forward to and simultaneously dreading. Cool running temps and pumpkin spice lattes are right around the corner, Soon I’ll be forced to trade in the tank tops and t-shirts for jackets and gloves. Darkness and icy, snowy and teeth chattering runs are in my near future. At least with the change of seasons brings a change in needs for gear and an opportunity to acquire some shiny (and sparkly) new running gear.

The best thing I can think of to do on a long weekend is to run, and run some more. This weekend I’ve got a 5 miler planned for today, a 7 – 8 miler for tomorrow, a rest day on sunday and another 5 on monday. Today is supposed to be hot hot hot like 90’s hot but the rest of the weekend looks like it will provide sunny, mild and maybe even cool breezes for my runs, like a taste of what fall has to offer.

What are your long weekend plans? Are you looking forward to the change in seasons?


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14 comments

    I hope you have great runs this weekend! I have a 5 miler planned for Saturday. I LOVE fall...can't wait!!!

    Mindy @Road Runner Girl | 5 years ago Reply

      Thanks! you too! Hoping fall sticks around for a while ;)

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    Definitely looking forward to some cooler running temps. My favorite temps are when I can wear a tank, shorts, and some thin running gloves. Man, I love to run in gloves :) Also looking forward to an "off" weekend with some shorter training mileage.

    lvrunsnyc | 5 years ago Reply

      Can't wait until I 'need' my gloves ;)

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    I love running in the fall. It is perfect running weather! I love running in shorts and a tank with gloves or long sleeves if its a bit chilly and some compression socks! I'm still injured but I go to the doc next week so I truly hope this will be my last weekend not running. Have great runs this weekend :)

    Running Bun | 5 years ago Reply

      Aww, Injuries suck, hope your back and running soon... like just in time for nice cool temps ;)

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    i cant wait for fall!! im going up to my camp in tionesta this weekend for labor day! super excited!!! spalove!

    jenna | 5 years ago Reply

      seems like fall is popular! yay for camping... have fun!

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    Looking forward to a long run this weekend. I welcome the Fall as it really is the perfect running weather in my parts. And there's nothing like a nice hot cup of cocoa after a good long run. Happy Running!

    Urban Running Girl | 5 years ago Reply

      oh yes! cocoa after a cool run is the best!

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    I'm always a fan of new gear, especially when it's got some sparkle to it! ;) What a beautiful trail you have there. xx SPA love

    Laura @ scribbles and sass | 5 years ago Reply

      it wraps around our harbor, its lovely during all seasons but especially fall ;)

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

    I have plans for two runs this weekend. One on Saturday morning (4 miles) and another one on Monday (6ish miles). Maybe I can also squeeze in some strength training on Sunday, but we shall see! I can't wait for the change of weather. Fall is my favorite season, even though it's not the same here in SoCal as when I used to live in MD. But I welcome the cooler weather! Oh, and another reason I love fall: PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES!!!!

    Ron@RunningFromDebt | 5 years ago Reply

      I cannot wait until it is cool enough to have my 1st Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season & I cannot wait to get a pumpkin so I can make my own!

      Josephine | 5 years ago Reply

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