Autopilot & flooded river

I was supposed to write this yesterday, but my new-ish computer doesn’t work, so I’m currently using my old computer – which isn’t all that great either.. Seriously, I bought it after my confirmation (I was 14), no wonder it’s slow and hard to work with.
Anyway, here comes yesterday.
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I went out in a light sprinkle of rain. Didn’t feel too bad because it was so little, but I still wouldn’t have said ‘no thanks’ to a dry day. I guess the weather was on my side yesterday because after a couple kilometers the rain stopped. It’s been raining so much lately, getting a non-rainy run felt really nice for a change.
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I love this time of the year, it’s so much easier to relax and think when you’re outside. While I was running it hit me. I’ve been running on autopilot lately! My brain is all over the place, while my legs are pretty much doing their own thing. I guess this can be both a good and a bad thing. I’m really enjoying it, don’t get me wrong. It feels really good to be happy with all my runs, but maybe it’s time to find some new routes to run. I’m a creature of habit, I like sticking to my good old safe routines when it comes to.. pretty much everything.
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Maybe this is a sign. After all the rain we’ve had lately the river water has risen quite a bit and is starting to eat parts of my favorite running trail. Challenge accepted! Ulisse by Raige was playing in my ears the whole 10,52 km run, it reminded me ofย  summer and made the run feel even better. If you listen to music on your runs I highly suggest you to listen to some of your favorite songs from the summer if the cold and wet days are messing with your mood.

Tell me about your favorite place to run.
Also, how’s the fall weather treating you?

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8 Thoughts on “Autopilot & flooded river

  1. This is interesting, I can see how autopilot can happen. I enjoy the runs when I zone out and next thing you know I’m 10 miles into the run. As I get ready for races I like to get mentally ready and think through the run as I would during the race.

    Overall if splits are good and your right on track with your plan, keep doing what your doing.

    • It feels pretty great, but I’m not sure it will happen if I run somewhere I’m not used to run. You don’t think it can mess up things during a race?

      • I don’t think so, only thing I’ve seen really impact a race versus training runs is course profile. For example training on a really flat course then the race is really hilly, that plays a huge role. You want to train on a course as similar to the race profile as possible.

        • Good to know! ๐Ÿ™‚ Florence marathon is supposed to be really flat, so I guess it’s okay that most of my km’s are pretty flat. I was a bit worried I didn’t run enough hills, but I guess it’s fine then ๐Ÿ˜€ But do you know if it will hurt the race if my everyday runs are more hilly than the race?..
          Thank you so much for answering my questions btw, it really helps me a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. If my running routes looked like your pictures I would run the same ones over and over again too! Actually, I do run the same two routes over and over again because like you, I am a creature of habit! I know some people really love planning out new routes, but I like to just head out the door and know where I’m doing!

    Fall weather here is just starting to kick in, so it’s in about 74 F / 23 C during the mornings/evenings and 85-ish F / 29 C during the day… so still pretty darn warm! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Haha ๐Ÿ˜€ I know, right?! For some reason I really like knowing where I’ll hit every KM and random stuff like that haha. I feel like I’ve found the best routes (I have one I like for when I’m at my parents’ and one I like when I’m at my boyfriend’s).. So that makes it harder to change it too. The only thing that worries me is that getting too comfertable with a route can mess things up during a race :O

      Does it never get cold where you live?! That sounds more like summer to me haha! ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s switch weather for a couple weeks, please xD

  3. Cheryl on October 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm said:

    I guess you could get a swim in on your run too!
    We are getting rain here, too (A LOT–2-3″). I guess it makes the last couple days of my taper easier to take.
    I, too, like the no-brainer familiar routes a lot. Sometimes it is enough of a mix-up to do my easy 5 mile loop backwards and it feels “new”.

    • Hahahah! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Tapering in rain must be so much easier. I really hope the weather is crap when it’s time for me to taper ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I do the backwards thing too sometimes! ๐Ÿ˜€ It feels weird though, like I’m running my rute wrong haha..

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