This week had gone by in a blur, so I figured I would wait until the end of my running week to talk about it all at once. A quick breakdown of the week would be as follows:
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - 2 mile run
Saturday - 2.8 mile run
Far from spectacular, but that is about 7.8 miles more than I have done in the past 2 months! Although I did vary from my original plan which would have been 3 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The reason for this variation is that my right knee acts up when I start to run again after a long break. I am starting to think that it is because of the years I Wrestled, because that was the knee that would get slammed into the mat more often than not. But from what I remember this summer, as long as I take it easy and run until it bothers me then stop for the day, then I should be okay in a couple weeks. That is good news because that means I will be healthy for the rest of the marathon training that I will be doing starting next week! This time I swear I am going to stick to it too, for real.
Back to this title of this post though! It has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days and my campus does NOT drain well. And if you know my thoughts on the treadmill, then you know I was really sad to think I would have to visit it again.
Luckily the rain let up! I was able to run outside with no rain! Yippee! The only downside (upside if you like this I guess) was that the trail I run on campus was thick and muddy. I thought I avoided getting muddy by not running the warrior dash, but it seems I was meant to be muddy anyways! So in preparation, I dug out my old shoes from a couple years ago that I didn't completely run into the ground and used those. I felt great running outside in the cool mist though, and I was sad I had to stop .2 miles short of 3 because my knee started to pinch sharply. While I was running though I started to wonder about others and how they deal with weather, so I thought of a couple of questions:
Do you have backup weather gear?
What is the worst conditions you have purposely ran in?