Rain, rain- Go away!
Despite the rather BLAH weather we have been having lately, I decided to do my tempo run today. I only needed to do 0.6 miles total so I knew it wouldn't take too long to complete. However, when I woke up this morning, it was raining again. BOO! I waited and waited and FINALLY the rain seemed to stop for a bit. So, I put on my gear and headed out. (And yes, I know I could've gone to the gym and the treadmill but that's not nearly as much fun.)
I was going at a super fast pace for a few reasons:
1. It was a tempo run, it's supposed to be fast.
2. I knew it was bound to start raining again.
3. Half way through my run I heard thunder boom-booms. That's not good.
Nothing will make someone run faster than the impending doom of thunder and lightening. Rain doesn't so much bother me, but I have no intention of getting hit by a bolt of electricity thankyouverymuch.
In any case, I did 0.57 miles in 4:56. It's ok to be impressed. I know I am. It's most definitely not a pace I could hold (right now) for any long distance... probably not even 2 miles, but every bout of speed work helps, right?