I checked the forecast last night before going to bed and it wasn't looking good. "Scattered t-storms". But I was determined to get this last long run done outside and I had to get it done early before Ronnie left for work. So I set the alarm for 4:30 and prayed the rain would hold off.
At 4:30 when the alarm went off I was greeted with silence, once I turned off the buzzing clock. Yes!!!! I got dressed, ate 3 shot bloks, and hit the road.
I had the Tac and Bigun show downloaded on my ipod and was feeling good. Problem was the wind. I couldn't hear half the podcast because the wind was so loud blowing in my ears. It started to sprinkle after about 2 miles and again after about 8 but quickly stopped each time. The podcast ended just before I reached th halfway point so I hit play again and caught most of the parts I had missed due to the wind. The wind was still blowing so I was still not able to hear all of it.
After 16 mile the downpour started. I was close to home and wondering where to run the last 4 miles or even if I should. I did my usual loops and toughed it out.
I arived home, dripping wet, after 3:11:30, 9:35 pace right on target!!