Last night I went out for a run with my running club, in the rain. Probably not the smartest thing to do since I’m still fighting a cold. Just a Fool in the Rain.
I ran 3.1 miles in the gym yesterday because I was not sure that I was going to go and run in the rain. My need to run over ruled common sense and I was out the door after supper. The one good thing about rain is that you know the air temperature is above freezing. The bad thing about ran a few days after snow is that there are puddles and slush everywhere.
It was impossible to avoid getting my feet wet. By the time I finished my 4 mile run I was soaked all the way through, head to toe. My ham string hurt and I was a little concerned that run did more for my cold than for my fitness. I went home, did some stretching and took some NyQuil.
I woke up this morning and my lungs were no more congested than they were Tuesday morning. As I walked around I realized that my ham string did not feel any worse either. It looks like I managed to get in two runs yesterday with a total mileage of 7.1. Not great but not bad.
A few of us are running The Half at The Hamptons on Sunday. Weather forecast: A high of 38 degrees F and up to a foot of snow! The race is on the coast in New Hampshire so it may be a bit warmer which means rain or freezing rain. Or it could mean even more snow that what they expect in Boston.
I’ll be wearing all of the clothes I mentioned in my last post and applying all of the lessons I have learned over the years. I’m looking forward to the challenge of running in these conditions.
Thanks for stopping by for a quick read. Have a great run today.