6 miles - 46:18 7:42/mi pace. This often happens to me, on the days I just don't want to run, my legs kick in and go fast to just get it done!
I should have relished that run more on Monday. The weather was perfect, low 50's, clear sky, and no where to be once I got home. But I didn't and I was kicking myself yesterday when I went home to run. It didn't rain all afternoon, but by the time I got in the car to go home for my run, it was pouring buckets out! I should have known. Kind-of like when you wash your car one day and it rains the next. My hubbs got me some really nice rain gear from Asics this year, a jacket and pants. I really like that the jacket is bright yellow and has lots of reflective stuff all over it, but although it keeps me pretty dry, the material doesn't breathe so well. I sweat awful in it. So when I finished my run last night, although I was wasn't wet from the rain, I was soaked with sweat! I was almost too hot as I ran last night and I know that slowed me town a ton. Maybe this is too much info, but heck it's my blog and I don't care, when I took my sports bra off it was sopping wet! It was a bear to get off! So, for all you peeps out there that deal with rain more than we NorCal peeps do, what do you use to stay dry in the rain? What jacket or clothes do you wear that keeps you dry but allows you to breathe? I need something 'cuz our "rainy" season is upon us and thought of hitting the treadmill right now just bums me out.
I managed 9 miles last night. 9 long, wet, cold and dark miles. I run down a six lane road and it can get a bit dicey there once people are heading home. By the time I finished at 5:30 it was pitch black out and even though I had my little light on, I still felt a little nervous running in the bike lane.
9 miles 1:12:27 8:03/mile
I had the hubbs take a picture of me when I got home as I was one soaked runner. Sorry, he took it on my phone and the quality isn't all that fab, but I tell you, I was wet!
I am also back to dealing with some tummy issues when running. I really battled this when I first started running. But it is back and rearing its ugly head. Often times I have a sour stomach when I start my runs and have to deal with a feeling of nausea the whole time. Or other times, like last night, my tummy felt fine, but mile 5 I had to go! It is awful having to stop a run to "go," and then have to start up again so often times I just grit my teeth and battle on. I don't know what has changed. My diet is pretty consistent,
My hubbs and I are going away for the weekend. It's my birthday, the big 3-0, and he has planned the whole thing. He won't tell me where we are going and it's killing me! I am a planner! I need to know! I asked him last night if where we were going if I would be able to get my long run in at some point, and his
snotty answer was, "I can't tell you." WTH? I am training dude! I gotta plan! And when I asked him what kind of clothes I should pack, he told me he would pack! WTF? He hasn't packed a bag since we started dating! He forgets everything!!! I am already an over packer as it is, so I guess he won't mind carrying double the luggage! I have decided that I am going to leave work early tomorrow to go home and get the long run done. I can't risk missing it all for the sake of a surprise. I am not good at surprises, I am a planner, and it's killing me!!
Its hump day peeps, half way through the week. I have 7 miles for tonight and 14 for tomorrow. Let's hope the rain lets up for me tomorrow :)
And go on over to Marcia's blog and check out here awesome "I Declare" giveaway - you could win a custome charm necklace! Whoo hoo!!
Happy Wednesday and Happy Running!