I can't honestly say that I cannot remember the last time I saw rain! I mean "real" rain - not a sprinkle, a mist or a light shower -- but proper rain. Probably at least 8-9 months ago!!
But for the past 2 weeks , we have known it was coming - and it arrived today !! I went out very early 5AM this morning - intending to do an easy 7 Klm using my heart rate monitor -- and for the first 2K or so, I was a bit amazed at how low I was able to keep my HR. Normally after 2K it is starting to build up to a level over what I would want for a long easy run -- but this morning no probs at all. I placed myself on a "no coffee' regime 4 days ago - the headaches now seem to have passed and I am wondering if the more controllable HR is coming from the fact that I have no caffeine in me at the moment???
But back to the run -- it was very much like trying to run in a sauna - and by the time I got to 5K , I was struggling - so I called it a day. I do sweat rather profusely at this time of year - but this morning was beyond ridiculous and I could have literally wrung my running shirt out.
This is NOT the time to be running - as the rains are breaking!