We are officially in summer and you might be seeing your paces slowing down like I am. Do not worry about it at all! Even if you are training for a fall race, slower paces during the summer are nothing to worry about. Looking back at my past four years of running, I can see a pattern of slower paces during the summer and then once September/October comes around, my paces have picked up.
It can be tough to see your paces slowing down in the summer but (for me at least) it’s to be expected. Temperatures and humidity rise during the summer months, making you work harder to hit the same paces. So it’s better for your body to slow down a little and wait for the cooler fall weather for your paces to pick back up.
If you do need to do a key workout and hit specific paces, try getting out earlier in the morning if you don’t want to run on a treadmill. Check out the tips I use to get out for a run early in the morning if you need some help!