I delayed my run from yesterday to today so I could use my shiny new Garmin FR235. Around 4.00 this afternoon it looked like it was cooling down a bit so I thought "yeah, let's rock the third 5K" (actually I didn't really - who talks like that?!).
Cue running shorts, running top, vibrams, FR235 and two dogs (nobody say 'all the gear no idea'!), get onto the field and the heavens opened. I mean _opened_. I was expecting a light drizzle, this was like armageddon.
I love running in the rain when I need cooling down, but at the start of the run when you can see your breath and you are goosebump city? No thanks. I did 1.5K and then decided to turn in - running in the cold and wet when you are fighting a cold isn't that great...
Shiver my way back to the house, getting some excellent 'weirdo' looks from the 2 people huddled in their winter fur-lined hooded coats, dry the dogs, shower etc. And yes, rain stopped, clouds dissipated, lovely nice crisp-ish afternoon.
I might try the run later this evening or tomorrow.
Good news is that the Garmin FR235 optical heart beat seemed to work a treat! I also ran with the Garmin vivoactive (great watch!) on the other wrist and they can't quite agree - 12.43 mins/1.57km from the vivo and 12.39 mins/1.58km. Not too encouraging...