Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer Rain

For some reason, I have always loved running in a warm, light, summer rain.

Some friends and I had plans to play kickball last night, but they called to cancel saying it was too cold and wet to play outside. Not so!

Don’t get me wrong. If it’s cold out, being wet is miserable. If it’s raining really hard or there’s any sign of lighting, it’s just not a good idea. But a light rain on a warm summer day is wonderful!

It’s hard to get overheated running when a sprinkle from the sky washes over your face. And that fresh ozone smell seems to cover up any amount of traffic exhaust.

I feel more connected with nature when I run in the rain. And I guess I probably feel just a little bit hard core because I don’t mind being outside when most other people cancel their outdoor plans.

My run in the rain last night was short as I’m tapering for race day. But it was definitely sweet.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Run 4 miles total (30 minutes with 3x3 minutes at tempo – 3.75 mi, 3x100 strides, drills)
3.75 miles in 30 minutes is an average 8:00 mile pace. It’s interesting to me that I actually ran faster splits after biking in my last bike/run brick workout. That’s either because my legs were already warmed up, my adrenaline was already pumping, or I was only running a couple miles. In any case, I hope I can maintain a pace like this on race day. That would make me very happy!

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love running in summer rain. The smell is just to die for. Good on you for getting out there