Rain and wind but new run,new music....... and to top it off a seaside view!!

Well just back from w7r3, when i left home it was drizzling, not so bad i thought and knew this was the best time to go! Had ventured down to seafront last night with partner and his garmin to see how long a walk/run it was from Shanklin to Sandown pier and back, it was windy but only one way (2nd half unfortunately!), and had George the dog for company too! It came up at dead on 3 miles return so thought this would be a good route to try!

So went for it this morning, parked on seafront and did 5 min warm up walk as usual, then with the pier in my sights set off... only passed 2 other runners both said hello so that was nice. As recommended by another forum member i had added to my MP3 a set of something new from Rockmyrun "fit to fight" to listen to so(sorry Laura!), setting off to the "eye of the tiger"!! On the way along it wasn't so bad and by the time i had reached the pier i had covered nearly 13 mins, so that worked out ok as i was due to do the dreaded 25 mins again! Running along to "ain't no stopping us now" and "i was survive" was quite fun!.........Then i turned around... not so much fun anymore! the rain was driving down, the wind was blowing hard and the car looked a long way off! Still, got to carry on i told myself persuasively! Not many people around now, so just jogged v slowly and next thing i knew it was nearly done! returned to car very soggy and squelchy but triumphant! So a change of route and some jazzy uplifting music does help! Off for strong coffee now................and toast!! Must have burnt off that many calories?! Wish me luck for 1st parkrun on Sat.......(last one cancelled :)

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  • Well done you! That sounds really life affirming stuff. It's true that a new route and some energising music can set you up for a really good run even in less than ideal conditions. Just think what you can achieve with a fair wind! Eye of the Tiger is fab int it!

    As regards coffee. Mo Farah has two esprosso's in succession before he runs. If it's good enough for him ............. LOL

  • I will have to try that! Small cup of tea was all i had, didn't want to much sloshing around! Not sure i could stomach an espresso tho! I did feel like maybe i was slightly mad to be out in the horrible weather but when i had my previous dog i didn't think anything of going out in all weathers! George is a new addition to the family.... he will harden me up again into an all weather girl! would be lovely down there in the summer!

  • Sounds like a great run. Lovely to run on the seafront. Give a way to the ferry for me. Nothing like being wet when running. Makes you feel like you're a real runner. :-D Enjoy your Parkrun. I hear they are good fun.

  • thankyou! will be nice down there when the weather cheers up! today was definately a challenge but i'm glad i went!

  • Hi Aliboo well done- sounds like you had a great run and how lovely to be by the sea. I am off on myW7R3 a bit later, I keep looking at the weather and hope the wind doesn't get up too much. I love the rain but I don't want it driving into my face! Like you, I will try some different music today- if I can get it up and working, I'm not very good with the technology, so we shall see. Let us know how the park run goes I shall aim to do that once I graduate x

  • I like being out with the dog in all weathers. It really wakes you up! Fortunately the big dog I walk every week loves being out no matter what the weather's like. You just get used to it. Same with running, I go out in anything. Not had deep snow to contend with yet though. Hope we don't get any!

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