Monday- Spinning class
Tuesday- Run 4.2 in 36 minutes- awesome running weather
Wednesday-7 miles in 60 minutes (new step in mid week runs- 7 miles instead of 6 like the last 3 weeks)
Saturday- 14 miles with the Up and Running running group.
So my first big run past 13.1 miles since 2001...was interesting.
|storm damage from last year to our house , July 2011|
Anyways, I got up at 5 am on Saturday to go to Up and Running to run our 14 miler. I checked the weather since it was going to be super hot, and wanted to have an idea of what to expect. There is a huge red cell of rain to our west and was going to be hitting around 6 am. What to do? Do we run in it? Wait it out? I knew it was going to be getting pretty hot if we waited another hour? Called my running partner- she was already in Centerville and the power was out. Hmmm. Ok- off I go, since Carrie was already close to the store. Guess we better training in this stuff, since it might be that way race day.
Here's a link to running in storms- we totally failed on taking the advice
Running during storms
So we had 8 more miles to finish. We headed out with a smaller group that consisted of the 2 group leaders who were running 22 miles that morning. We ran to one of their houses about 2 miles from the store to use her bathroom, since (I'm assuming) the store was closed (no power). Then we wondered around Kettering for the next 6 miles. I'd paused my Garmin at some point so my overall mileage was messed up for the rest of the run.
|Exactly what I saw coming up behind us.|
Have you got caught on a run when the weather has gotten bad? What did you do?
Anyone been chased by a dog or bitten?
What about getting lost with a new running group?