Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday=Long Run=Rain AGAIN!!!!!

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!!

10 comments:

Tina said...

Hard Core, you're my inspiration! Your next marathon is 4/26? Will there be webcam coverage so that I can cheer you on?
Love ya!

TriSaraTops said...

Awesome job Michele! Way to get 'er done!

Wes said...

Doing your long run, on a Friday, with approaching t-storms just proves you are a tough chica!!! Well done!!

david said...

You did great. It was raining so hard here this morning that I didn't even go get the paper to read at breakfast. We got 1.63 inches of rain just today! Now with your last long run behind you...it is taper time.

teacherwoman said...

Holy crap! Nice job on the run! I still can't get over the idea of doing any run at that pace, let alone a 3+ hour run! Nice job, Michele!

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!!

monicac2 said...

You are going to CRUSH that CMM. I can't wait to hear all about it!

IronTriTim said...

Great job, the Tac and Bigun show can certainly make the miles seem easier.

Darrell said...

You almost made it dry. Way to stick with the loops at the end!

Darrell said...

You almost made it dry. Way to stick with the loops at the end!