Ran in the rain today. This actually proved to be a nice change from the sleet, snow, and cold that has been the normal so far this spring. It was about 50 degrees and, while I still wore my coat and long sleeved shirt, I was quite comfortable even with the steady rain.
I also ran an entirely new route today. I’m sure at some point I’ve run something similar to this route, I don’t think I’ve every run this EXACT route, so that made it kind of fun and interesting. You can see it the route I took in the screen shot I included from Endomondo.com below. LINK TO WORKOUT
Another thing I did differently today was that rather than listening to music like I normally do, I instead listened to a fitness focused podcast. The podcast I listened to today was from Rich Roll, endurance athlete and author of Finding Ultra, and included an interview with Brian Mackenzie of CrossFit Endurance fame. While I haven’t finished the whole thing yet, it proved to be a good listen while I ran – both interesting and informative covering two topics that I enjoy – CrossFit and running. I highly recommend the Rich Roll podcast and if you are inclined to listen, you can find it here.
I clearly need to adjust my training plan a bit moving forward. I am not as far along with my fitness as my training plan thinks I am – I’m getting better, but I have a ways to go.
See you on the road!