Running in the Rain
Our wet Fall weather has arrived. It poured last night and has been sprinkling on and off most of today. I decided to go out for a lunch-time run today. I figure I need to train my body to run in all kinds of weather if I am to keep running throughout the winter. It was not very cold out, about 58F (13C) . I ran 6 miles (9.5K) through puddles, wet leaves, acorns, and smooth pavement and cement. I loved it! It pretty much rained the whole time, which was a nice bonus for me. I tend to get pretty hot and sweaty when I exercise, so today I got a free rinse while running and did not get overly heated.
When the surface is dry, I can 'sneak up' on people pretty easily because my feet hardly make any sound at all. But today, with the pavement being wet, my feet make a 'squish-squish' sound. I thought it sounded kind of cute. It helped me keep my cadence at the right tempo, 180 per minute.
I got a lot of stares from passers-by, especially from a group of school kids around 10-11 years old. They didn't know what to think!
All in all I had a wonderful run, loved every minute of it, and could have gone a lot farther if I had the time.
Happy trails to you!