That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. The worse the training conditions are the easier race day will be. The upside of a winter training cycle is that race day can’t hit us with any weather that we haven’t already run in. Unless it’s sunny and 80, which it won’t be in early April around here.
Wind and rain don’t make a great combo for running. I would rather be freezing cold, running in the snow than deal with wind and rain, together or on their own. But, it’s making us stronger, and even though we were not loving the conditions, last nights long run was our strongest run yet. So, I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. Plus it’s nice to end a weekend with a run, even if it was wet, cold, and a bit windy.
Just a quick tip…don’t eat a power bar as fast as possible minutes before running. It becomes very unpleasant half way through a long run. Rookie mistake, I totally know better. That’s what I get for forgetting my snack while out running errands and cutting the timing close.
When I got home this was the view that welcomed me…