large thing wrote:
If you accept that from late-May/early-June until mid-September that you are resigned to easy mileage, you'll be fine. There are several two mile races over the summer if you feel the need to get in speedwork.
Here's what to do over the summer in New Orleans to prepare for fall races: hard hill workouts at lafeniere or hard fartlek workouts 2x a week (unless a 2 mile race is available) AND agilities with LA football players twice a week throughout the summer! To avoid the heat, substitute easy runs with 5 minute running warmup in a gym then do swimming for 30 minutes. If you feel the need to run easy or long, complete your runs starting at either 7:30 when it's almost 90 degrees already OR at 6:00 PM when it is 95 degrees!