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Rock ‘n’ Roll Training begins!

A sure sign of creeping closer to fall is when I start race training. June, July, and most of August are miserable and I’m usually maintaining mileage on a treadmill or getting in some dawn miles. I HATE training in humidity, but there is not much I can do about early humidity training except move and well, I love living in Tuscaloosa. This weekend, I finished my first long run to train for Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah in November. I’m also going to make a trip to St. Louis in October for a remix. I’m running the 5K and the 10K back-to-back days. It’s my first remix and I’m so excited about trying this. If anyone wants to join me, use the code KATRINARUNS to register at a discount.

Because it’s the first long run, I had to join the masses at the Riverwalk. I love this stretch of running path. I just wish it was longer or that it connected to longer paths. I can run the loop twice and get 8-9 miles so I have a few more weeks to enjoy this route. Then, I’ll pick up trail training at Lake Lurleen. The long loop is 16 miles.

The trees are green for now. But I know soon, I’ll enjoy tons of great color. The city planners used a wide variety of beautiful trees to line the entire path. I’m so ready for those colors!




First week of training is in the books. Bring on week 2!

The Power of the Plank
Morning miles