It sounds like many of us have been “enjoying” a windy & rainy weekend. Kudos to everyone else who braved the elements and got out there for some damp miles.
My 11K run yesterday morning set the tone for this weekend: it was extremely windy (40 kph/25 mph ++) and started to sprinkle toward the end of the run.
It ended up raining all afternoon yesterday, all night long and has been raining all day today. Needless to say, it did not let up for our long run this morning.
My group had a 30K/18.6mi long run on the schedule for today, and I certainly wasn’t going to let the weather stop me.
The temp was cool (just above freezing), the skies were grey, the wind gusted and it rained the entire time.
There wasn’t a whole lot of chatter as we buckled down against the wind and tried to ignore the dampness soaking into our skin. Although we were quieter that usual, misery does love company and we got through the miles together. One of our friends even came out to set up an aid station for us, complete with water, Gatorade, strawberries, bananas, cookies and chocolate.
There may have been a lot of whining, complaining and even cursing along the way, but we got it done.
30.0 KM / 3:00:32
(A 4:31 improvement over my 30K race last summer.)
Post-run pic in the washroom before a long, hot bath. (This is what my new hair cut looks like after a long, wet run.)