Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Run in the Rain

I think I am finally over this horrid cold. I still have a little bit of a cough but nothing too terrible. I was planning on waking up early yesterday morning to attempt a quick run and see how I felt but that plan fell through after I didn't set my alarm properly and ended up sleeping through my first class. Oops.

Not to worry, though, because I knew I would have time to run in the afternoon. I checked the weather forecast and saw that it was supposed to rain all afternoon so I knew there was no avoiding running in the rain. After I cam home I made some lunch and did some cleaning before heading out.

The plan was to run for however felt good and go at a really easy pace. I started off the first mile feeling surprisingly quick but I was convinced I was probably moving at the speed of a snail. I kept trying to slow down so I didn't burn out but that it relatively hard to do when that first mile is all downhill.

Since I hadn't run in awhile the plan was not to look at my watch. I didn't want to see how slow I was moving and try to run any faster than necessary. A little after the first mile I could really feel myself slow down. I felt like I was barely moving but at the same time I still felt pretty good, so I kept trucking along.

I decided to stop to stretch my legs out after two miles and then run back to my apartment for a total of four miles. I could tell that I hadn't run recently because my entire lower body was rather achy. The stretching really helped and I felt much better during the final two miles.

Avg Pace

I finished up the run curious about what my pace was and was shocked to see ow fast I had been running for such an easy run. Since when does being sick and not running for two weeks make you faster?! Needless to say I was happy that I didn't lose all of my running abilities in those two weeks.

I was thinking about possibly biking after my run but decided that some stretching and foam rolling would be much more productive for my body. After, I finished cleaning and got ready because my dad was stopping by to take me and the boyfriend out to dinner.

We ended up going to some Mexican restaurant not too far away. I was so happy to see my dad and catch up with him. After dinner the boyfriend and I came back to the apartment for a relaxing evening of watching movies and making homemade cinnamon bread. A pretty good Friday night is you ask me!

1 comment :

  1. I love running in the rain for that reason exactly. It's like you are the only one out there!!!!!