Beating the weather

The weather people say that we have 100% chance of weather. Judging by the picture, I would say that the odds are heavily in their favor.

And once the storm front hits, we are expecting a drop by about 10 degrees. So, I am going to go run today and try to beat the wet weather. If I can run in upper40s/low 50s that’s much more fun than having to run tomorrow in mid 30s. Of course, it’ll blow my pre race mini taper period of 2 days – WAIT – today is Tuesday! I have been thinking that it’s Wednesday all day long! So, I am good to go! Sweet!

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I did not beat the weather. With about 1/2 mile to go, the rain started. The good thing was that it was a light rain and not that cold. So it all worked out, except my pacing… AGAIN!

I wanted to do a nice easy pace of 9:00 min miles, maybe even slower. Well, I was much better at being close to desired pace, but I was a little off. I chose a new route to hopefully get a 3.0 mile course, but after mapping it, it was only 2.88 mile. Dang an extra block and I would have been golden.

My overall pace was a 8:45 and based on my watch times, I must have been somewhat consistent (YAY!) in my pacing. I talked with Marty yesterday and we will run most of Strawplains together, so hopefully we will be on a decent pace of 9:00-9:15 minute miles.

When I get an break from my Tuna paper, I will update you on the home front…

About planet3rry

I'm a husband, father and runner in the Knoxville area. I love the way that running makes me feel and how it has changed my thinking. I am always looking for the new PR whether in the 5k or the marathon