Working it out: 09/07/2014
Run. 5 km @ 29:45 (5:57 pace).
Second time I’ve gone for a run in heavy rain, and I’ve realised that I quite enjoy it! It’s not anywhere near as cold and uncomfortable as it seems like it would be.
In the process of running in the rain, I’ve put another puzzle piece in place about why I have kept up my running habit. I still don’t enjoy the act of running; it doesn’t come easy to me, and I can count on one hand the number of times that I’ve gone for a run and felt like it was a breeze. It takes conscious effort for me to run well, and it’s going to take me a long time to get better. But I enjoy going for runs because of the solitude it affords me. Usually, that’s what gets me out of the door: the chance to get 30-90 minutes (or more!) to myself. Running in the rain enhances the solitude even more, because everyone else stays indoors while us crazies keep pounding the pavement.
Was pleased that I felt pretty good over the first 2 km. I’ve been fairly slow in my last three runs, so it was good to feel like I could motor along at a fair pace without too much of a struggle. Hope this is all paying off for a sub-2 h half-marathon this weekend or for the Run Melbourne…