Normally the pitter patter of rain lulls me into a deeper sleep and I'm slow to crawl out of bed. However, having cloud cover all night long didn't allow temps to cool down much, so I was a bit restless. I had some tea and waited for the sun to come up a little, and then was out the door at 5:53am.
I hit the Woods Out Back Loop and enjoyed splashing through the mud puddles while a light but steady rain fell. Deer flies were surprisingly pretty active. I never noticed them swarming, but instead they went right to the back of my shirt to hitch a ride, likely the result of them wanting to avoid flying too much in the rain but still wanting a bit of my blood for breakfast. I was hoping it would rain hard enough to keep them away entirely, but not the case this morning.
Despite that, it was a very enjoyable run. Legs felt a bit creaky at first, but one warmed up I felt pretty great. Good energy and I ended up with a decent pace for this route, especially given the slippery conditions.
Ran 7.8 miles @ 8:54/mile pace.
Trails and fire roads.
Upper 60s, overcast, light rain throughout.
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.