Wind and rain – eeuugh!

It’s Sunday so a long run beckoned. I looked at the weather forecast and it didn’t look too bad, cloudy but no rain which, for me, is a bit of a result. Alas the actual weather had obviously not listened to the forecast as less than 3 miles into my run it started to rain quite hard which, coupled to the strong wind, did very little to cheer me up!

Anyway, brave litlle soldier that I am, I carried on and though the wind continued to blow fortissimo the rain did eventually stop and towards the end of my little over 13 miles I was just starting to dry out and, as is always the way with these things, by the time I ran into my driveway the sun was shining quite nicely!

I firmly believe that the long run, no matter how slow it is, is the most important part of any marathon training as is a rest day or two but this is Janathon so rest days are out of the question however I can guarantee you that I will be running absolutely nowhere on February 1st!


About JovialGnome

Heavily into running 20 years ago with a PB of 1.42.00 in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in 1985 and 3.48.49 in the Telford Marathon in 1986 - then for some reason I just stopped and have done little or no physical exercise between then and 2 or 3 years ago! I've now moved to Boston in Lincolnshire where I really enjoy looking after my 13 Ryeland ewes and 1 ram and am rejoicing in the distinct lack of hills! I suspect that sub 4 hour marathons are gone forever but hey, I'm having a great time trying!
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2 Responses to Wind and rain – eeuugh!

  1. abradypus says:

    You say that noooow, but come 1st Feb you may find yourself lacing your trainers on out of habit.

  2. fortnightflo says:

    Hehe – tis true you will feel wierd not doing anything!

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