I can handle the rain, but this…
…is a little too difficult to navigate.
I must be crazy, because I still gave it a shot. I ran a warm-up lap and slogged straight through the
puddle lake on the track, thinking maybe it wasn’t too deep. WRONG! It was pouring rain as I splashed my way through the ankle-deep water, and all I could do was laugh. It was actually kind of fun, but would have been more fun in rubber boots. Two minutes into my workout and my feet and shoes were 100% water-logged, but I wasn’t ready to give up just yet. I tried a few modified laps where I ran back and forth, turning around when I reached the flooding, but the sharp stops/turns were killing me. It was also impossible to keep track of my distance – isn’t the whole purpose of track running to have a set 400m lap?
Anyway, after a few sloppy non-laps I decided to throw in the towel and went for a wet run through the neighbourhood instead. Here I am after 10K in the rain.
I’m disappointed that my first track workout didn’t go as planned, but as they say… try try again!