Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

Just woke up, 9:00 am (ahhhhh). Pouring rain. More on the way. No 8 miles in the rain for me, thank you. Will have breakfast and coffee, reassess situation in a few hours. I'll get my miles done today at some point.

Update #1: Break in rain, 11:00 am. Should take advantage while I can. About to undergo experiment in "how does coffee affect my running?"

Update #2: 8.27 miles, 1:10:08, 8:29/mile, no rain. Caffeine seemed to have no effect, either positive or negative. Weather even more dreary now, glad I went out when I did. Have rest of afternoon to relax. But first, stretching!


chia said...

Such a good girl, I've been "forgetting" to stretch lately. But I'm not pulling 8 miles out of my backside on a Saturday morning ;-). Great times -- happy Saturday!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Stretching/warm-up exercises are becoming my (secular/humanist/godless/satan-worshipping) religion now. I am not doing under 9 minutes on my runs, yet (*coff*unlike some people on whose blog I could now be typing a comment *ahem*), but at least I'm running pain-free, which is more than I expected to be doing at this point.

Way to kick the weather's @$$ by getting your run in anyway! Take that, Anemoi (nominal Greek gods of storms, but not really, so if Xenia stops by and sees this she'll probably correct me)!1

raulgonemobile said...

Nice job..

I always have coffee before my long runs.. Mainly because I like a cup or 5 in the morning, and I don't like to run as soon as I wake up. I've noticed no effects (positive or negative) either.

Viper said...

Wimp. I raced in that rain. There was no break.