Rain, Rain Go Away

Today I woke up bright and early for a long run. I checked the weather report last night and knew it was supposed to rain, but I wished on every star cloud in the sky for a Christmas miracle that would stop the rain. But no such luck.image thumb Rain, Rain Go Away

I stalled my run while fueling up and talking with Ben. It’s not like I had to get out the door to beat the heat like I normally have to in the summer. Stall, stall, stall.

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Finally, I set off on a 16 mile run 14 mile run. I knew that I didn’t want to do a massively long run given the rainy day, so I am at peace with cutting it short. I am still burnt out and gave myself permission for one last easier day before I shake off the excuses and go for it.

As soon as I got back from the run I ate a small bowl of cereal that turned into 3 small bowls. I was hungry and knew it would be over 30 minutes (my recovery window) before I ate. IMG 5293 thumb Rain, Rain Go Away

Do you know what’s harder than running 14 miles in the rain?

Coming back from said run completely drenched and taking an ice bath. Yes I did. I know part of the reason I’m burnt out is that I’m physically burnt out – my legs just feel tired on every run. As much as I didn’t want to do it, I knew I had to.

Luckily, I had a great distraction from the cold – the latest edition of Runner’s World. I read a couple pages until I couldn’t feel my ankles and then took a shower.

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I didn’t get to finish this article – but I’m digging the concept of a bigger week!

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Now I’m off for Christmas shopping!

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Comments

  1. says

    It can get pretty rainy in Oregon and yet I have never had any desire to run it it! Plus it always seems to be freezing whenever it rains! No thanks ;)

    Way to go on getting out there!

  2. Bonnie says

    I agree, I’d take those temps, but rain stinks! I felt accomplished with four miles this am until I read your 14 miles!

  3. Amanda says

    I liked that article, I’m going to try the longer training week. I need to switch it up!

    Icing= necessary evil. I hose my legs down (particularly the IT band) with cold water in the shower. It really does help, but is just awful when I come in from the cold!

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