Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Run in the Cold, Cold Rain

Great run in the elements today with Ian, Jim, Randy and Don at Pineland Farms. This is definitely one of those days where it helps to know that you are running with folks and feel committed to going, as with the steady, cold rain falling it is all too easy to stay in bed under the warm covers and take your time sipping coffee and procrastinating the day away.

We got in a pretty good pace for these trails and this distance. Felt great out there, but again, like last week I had pretty fresh legs because I wasn't able to run much during the week... this time because of a chest cold. Probably not exactly smart to run in this kind of weather as a result, but I'm over it enough where I felt it was an okay risk to take.

Dressed well for the weather. Moeben sleeves really shine in cold rain. I guess it's because it's a good combination of material, fit and thickness.

Afterwards, we refueled on coffee at the Visitor's Center and then checked out the cyclocross race going on nearby. Looks like a really fun sport! Great mix of athletic ability, technique, and simply having balls (especially on those downhill muddy sections).

Ran 7.2 miles @ 8:42/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 152/168
Trails.
Very hilly.
Upper 30s, steady rain.
Brooks Cascadia 3s, shorts, short sleeved shirt, Moeben sleeves, cap.

1 comment:

Mark said...

nice run in rain, sounds like you are getting back into it.