Tuesday 12/21 - Run 8 or 9 miles after work, most likely in the middle of a rain & wind storm. Great.The Result: 8.13 Miles/1:03:45/7:50 per mile pace
|Just before the run.|
I went out about 4 PM and did a big loop which is pretty flat save for 70-80 feet of climbing in the first 3 miles. Knowing I was going to get soaked, I wore a semi-retired pair of Newtons. I considered tights, but then realized having wet lycra stuck to my legs would feel gross. So I went for shorts instead. On top I put on a Craft base layer first and then a long-sleeved tech tee. I considered wearing my cycling jacket but nixed that figuring that I'd probably overheat. The clothing choices worked out and I ended up being completely comfortable. By the way, I'm sorry I am going on about what I wore, it's just that I usually don't have to think about it this much.
Anyhow, it was pouring for the first 4 miles. I had clear lenses in my glasses in attempt to keep the rain out of my eyes, but they just kept fogging up. This "accessorizing in inlcement weather" faux pas has been noted and will not happen again.
By mile 5 the rain had tapered to a drizzle and by the time I was done it had stopped completely. But I was still soaked. Instead of running straight home, I detoured to Ian's School to pick him up. When I walked into the kids club I was a complete mess and dripping a mixture of sweat and rain water. My shoes where muddy and my Ipod was loud. I know I scared the hell out of at least 3 kids, and it may have been more.
|Just to prove it was raining|