Not the nicest weather - first time out in the rain proper, and it was quite chilly rain too bordering on sleet.
Does anyone have any advice on clothing in such conditions? the rain wasn't very heavy so I didn't get soaked but it really was quite damp. I fear waterproofs even highly breathable ones wouldn't do the trick given the temperature differential and the amount of steam my oversized body is generating with this unfamiliar level of exercise? Do we just put up with it?
Anyway whether it was the cold or the podcast (most runs so far we have done with watch timing) but I managed a shocking 8km/hour over the whole session which I am really surprised about! I even felt I could go longer which was quite a shock - I was having to stop myself pick up a jog towards the end of the warm down...
I did almost get a stitch though! I had almost forgotten about them but in the penultimate 60s that familiar feeling in my side returned, reminding me of terrible days doing forced cross country at school in my early teens. But reducing the pace seemed to deal with it - it didn't become properly painful, nothing like the crippling agony back at school!