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Fool in the Rain

Last night I went out for a run with my running club, in the rain. Probably not the smartest thing to do since I’m still fighting a cold.

Just a Fool in the Rain

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I ran 3.1 miles in the treadmill yesterday because I was not sure that I was going to go and run in the rain. My need to run over ruled common sense and I was out the door after supper. The one good thing about rain is that you know the air temperature is above freezing. The bad thing about rain a few days after snow is that there are puddles and slush everywhere.

It was impossible to avoid getting my feet wet. By the time I finished my 4 mile run I was soaked all the way through, head to toe. My ham string hurt and I was a little concerned that the run did more for my cold than for my fitness. I went home, did some stretching and took some NyQuil.

I woke up this morning and my lungs were no more congested than they were Tuesday morning. As I walked around I realized that my ham string did not feel any worse either. It looks like I managed to get in two runs yesterday with a total mileage of 7.1. Not great but not bad.

A few of us are running The Half at The Hamptons on Sunday. The weather forecast: A high of 38º F and up to a foot of snow! The race is on the coast of New Hampshire so it may be a bit warmer than the 38º F forecast for Boston, which means rain or freezing rain. Or it could mean even more snow that what they forecast for Boston. It’s hard to tell.

I’ll be wearing all of the clothes I mentioned in my last post and applying all of the lessons I have learned over the years. I’m looking forward to the challenge of running in these conditions.

Thanks for stopping by for a quick read. Have a great run today.

Andy


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