Week 2 Day 1

I found the first 90 second run to be fairly easy, but I forgot to check my speed and thus the other runs were quite a bit slower as I tired myself out with the first one! I managed to cover about 2 miles during the podcast and finished the final lap around my housing estate while listening to the music I had put on my MP3 player to bring the total distance up to 2.9 miles - in the rain! My sweat pants, shoes and socks are drenched!

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  • Well done, there will come a time when you wont even think about the rain. So many people say to me "your not going to run in the rain are you?" Uh Yes I am, its only rain, dont get hung up on it, it makes that cup of coffee at the end taste fab. My eureka moment was when I slowed my pace and realised I could run further, not that I was fast to start with, so well done you for checking your speed. Keep going

  • Thanks! When I opened the door this morning my first thought when I saw the rain was "You've got to be kidding." My first action was shrugging and going out anyway! It kept me cool during the running, at least! :)

  • well done you are doing great.

  • oh so now I feel really bad that I wimped out and did my podcast running on the spot - ah well at least I did something and I will try the jogging in the rain thing out - do people wear waterproofs or just acknowledge they will be soaked through?

  • Don't feel bad. I'm honestly thinking about going to the gym on really rainy days and running on the treadmill. Running in light rain is one thing, running in torrential downpours quite another! :P I wore a light semi-waterproof jacket when I went out, but it really made me overheat. I think next time I'll just go in my usual attire - sweat pants or shorts and a t-shirt.

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