9 miles this lunchtime in the driving rain (more like sleet as had some hail mixed in for good measure). Completed in just under an hour on a mixed gradient course.
My legs below my shorts were stinging by the end and my hands were frozen. Felt like I was running against some powerful force so it did drive me forward with a certain grit and determination (although as I was running I had a sense that the accompanying wind was driving me backwards and slowing me down!).
Anyway, how do the rest of you feel about running in the rain and wind?
Sadly it started while I was out (and it was the only time I could fit a run in today).
I know what you mean though.
prefer to run in the rain,as long as a nice shower is available after
its the wind i dislike
I hate starting out in rain, I often wimp out to be honest and reschedule it to the next day as long as I can still fit in all the runs I planned to do that week. If it starts raining while I'm already going and warmed up however I don't mind it, sometimes it's even enjoyable, as it cools me down.
Strong winds are just annoying no matter what though.
Did an hour in the lake district this morning in cold hail and wet and wind and stuff. Normally, I love the cold wet running weather but the hail stung and I was covering my face with my glove, soft Southern Jesse that I am.
Got back to my hotel and looked down to find my shirt all bloodsoaked. Looked around for the local werewolf (as we were staying at tthe Slaughtered Lamb I think) but no wolf.
Turns out it was my first bloodshed from joggers nipple and by heck it hurts in the shower after, as does the Sudocreme later.
But what a place to run! Well lumpy and some great interval work and clean fresh air.
And a full cookie brekky after, on the company. Life doesn't get much better and it wasn't even 9am yet.
Back in the smoke now, just in time to get to the quack for my replacement inhaler prescription!
Think I'd like to run round Ullswater lake. Anyone done it?
I quite like the bad-weather runs as they give a real sense of accomplishment. Wouldn't want to do one every day though.
My favorite from last year was a run up on Cleeve Hill in the driving sleet in a thunderstorm. Brilliant run just for the atmosphere.
To be honest I dread hot and humid weather far more than the cold.
Cold, wet, (soaked early) windy and with some hail stones thrown in.
The days I wish I'd taken up badminton as a sport.
I don't dislike badminton, its just the first indoor sport that came into my head !!
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