After this morning’s “fun” run down-back with Bennie (more on that later), I decided to drive into Waterville and run in-town for a couple of reasons:
- not quite so many hills – still trying to behave myself a little
- the screamin meanies are just miserable down-back – in other words the mosquitoes are clouding in and threatened to pick Bennie and I up this morning and carry us off into the woods.
The weather when I left the house was pouring rain and I was thinking that my planned 10K was gonna be on the treadmill at Champions. Now I don’t mind running in a little rain, but downpours, just make it fairly miserable and if I have a choice, I will take the treadmill versus the downpour. Luckily, it stopped raining about the Waterville town line and wasn’t even sprinkling when I got to Colby.
When looked at the radar image, there was a nice window before the rain would get there. Which meant I had to move my ass to get going and didn’t do my new pre-run warm-up. I got in my 100-ups, but that was all.
I struggled with that first mile – actually it sucked. My legs felt like lead weights, my lower back was stiff and I couldn’t seem to get my breath, it was like I was running at about a 6:30 pace, but when my watch told me I had gone a mile, it was over a 9:00 minute pace. At that point, I thought to myself, this run is not going to be one of those fun ones and forced myself to pick-up the pace – a lot. Continue reading “Didn’t Quite Beat the Rain – RunLog 6-13-14”