|Needed on Today's Run|
2 Tips for Running in the Rain
- Wear a cap with a flap to keep the rain off of your face.
- Bring sunglasses in case the wind blows the rain into your face. After coming back from a long rainy run with red eyes, I started bringing my sunglasses even on rainy days.
The Puddle Experiment
- Wait for a cold (40 degrees), rainy day.
- Go for a run in your brand new Asics Nimbus shoes, which you hope to keep clean for at least 3 runs. (Not a chance!)
- Enjoy the scenery: the trees, the creek, the birds.
- Since you aren't paying attention to where you're stepping, run through a deep puddle with only your right foot.
- Be sure to keep your left foot out of the puddle.
- Notice how cold your right foot feels - very cold!
- Choose not to complain because you...
- Realize that it will be the perfect puddle experiment.
- Run for another mile and then...
- Check to see how your right foot feels compared to your left foot.
Conclusion: My right foot felt the same as my left foot - not colder, not wet, but just right. This experiment would probably have different results for those living in colder climates. Experiment at your own risk!
Pains Be Gone!
Notes on Three Recent Runs
- Did speedwork with my husband since he runs faster than I do. It's fun to run with someone who is faster than you - extra incentive to pick up the pace.
- Saturday, I set out knowing that I wanted to run 6 miles and that cooler weather might mean faster times. It did! What a difference rest and cooler weather makes! It was great to see 9 minute miles again - 4 times.
- Today I ran 6 miles (10:04/mile average) at about a minute slower than my marathon goal pace.
Total running miles last week: 16.5 divided up over 3 days
This week's exercise goals: 4 days of running and two days of strength training