Thursday I tried to get out and run. okay I ran for four miles but it was pretty rough. The wind was howling and then about twenty steps into my run I felt the first drop of rain. Ugh. I had on a wind/water resistant jacket, but that was about it for being properly dressed.
I made it two miles before I turned around and decided this wasn't fun after all and I was dripping wet. The wind was blowing the rain drops straight into my ear. Ugh. I decided I would just get in a good elliptical workout later on and call it good.
I never did get in the rest of my workout, but I did get a great nap and some awesome time in with my kids, and sometimes that is just what I need to do.
Friday I worked and was hoping to get in a quick run after work, but that didn't happen. So this morning I was raring to get running! Sunny skies temps in the forties, slight breeze..Perfect!
I felt like it took about 6 miles for my legs to get warmed up really good and then I felt great and did two miles at marathon .pace and the last 2 miles faster than goal marathon pace.
Next weekend I am running in the Peaks To Prairie Adventure race on Sunday and the forecast is calling for a high of 63 and sunny. I have 9.3 mile run and then I will hand off to our team biker. After that I get to sit back and enjoy the day and wait for the biker and paddler to get done. I hope the weather forecast is right! I am so excited about this one. It will be the first time I have done this race.
The run has about a 900 foot drop with some hills in it, but with a drop like that I expect to have a good time, but since I have never done it before I hate to get all cocky about it.