Plan A was to run first thing and then get on with work all invigorated and smug having got my run over with. But it was raining and cold this morning so I moved on to Plan B. According to my iPhone weather app the rain would clear or ease by mid day so I would work until then and have a lunchtime run. It continued to rain and I did get some work done but started to get thoughts about plan C, to run this evening. However the thought of dark and wet run didn’t appeal one bit so I ended up with plan D. I went out when there was just enough daylight left for my planned 8 miles.
It was raining when I got out the door, it rained all through my run and it was still raining when I got home. It was cold, the rain stung. Any target pace or need to do a couple of intervals in the middle of my run fell by the wayside. I pressed go on my Garmin, put my head down and just got on with it at whatever pace my legs would do (give or take up hills. slow pedestrians and down hills). It wasn’t one of those nice “I didn’t look at my pace but it turned out pretty good” runs but it wasn’t too shoddy either.
I followed the same route as a previous run (8.21 miles) but must have cut a half mile corner somewhere or other because I got home at 7.73 miles. Today was not a round-up sort day. Once in sight of my door I was heading straight in for a hot drink and to get warm and dry! Unfortunately that shortcut was at a price – I assumed today I would reach 100 miles for the month but once logged it for Janathon I have had to settle on a nice round 99!
Janathon day 29 7.73 miles run
Janathon totals; 99 miles run, 61 miles cycled.