WEATHER OR NOT TO RUN?
ELAINE: WEATHER OR NOT TO RUN?
So last weekend was our last scheduled long run before the Las Vegas Half Marathon,. But the weather, on Friday, was pants. Windy and raining. And set for the whole weekend.
Now I have no problem running in the rain, but the wind as well? Last year, on August Bank Holiday Monday, it was typically British weather, cold, wet and windy - and we were running the Shoreham 10k along the River Adur. Off road. Apart from skidding in the mud, the first 5K wasn't so bad although we were satuated by the first mile. But on the sixth kilometer, we turned back and it was like having a bucket of water thrown at us, heading south right into horizontal rain.
Surfice to say, no PBs that day, although I was fairly pleased with 55.49 mins.
Another time, training for the Paris Marathon, when the weather was stormy here on the South Coast, I did 13.1 miles on a treadmill in the gym on a Sunday afternoon - and managed to watch the whole of Casa Blanca, so the time passed reasonably quickly. 'We'll always have Paris', was especially poignant. Otherwise I would have collapsed from boredom running on the spot for nearly two hours.
Anyway, last week, we waited until Sunday to do our long 10m run. It was a blustery South Westerly so running along the seafront back from Shoreham meant that 5m were into wind - and it certainly slowed our speed right down.
But it's also good resistance training so it should feel great, next time, when it's not windy. And, it's unlikely that it'll be raining in Vegas as the average precipitation in November is 0.35ins !
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