Marathon training is hard. Boston is going to be my 5th marathon and the training does not get easier with each one. I think as I get older it gets harder. I have had my aches and pains during this training cycle, but try not to dwell on them.
On Sunday I had my first of two twenty milers and I woke up to pouring rain. While drinking my coffee I look at the radar to see a swath of green covering the whole map. Right then I deceided this was a good mental test. I packed 2 extra shirts, put my ipod in a plastic bag and headed to the Cedar River Trail.
I did the first 6 miles solo, before meeting Amy, Suresh and Gani. I ran the next 5.5 with them. It was nice to have the company for some of the miles.
I was very wet. It never stopped raining. I changed my shirt once, but wish I had brought another pair of gloves. But all things considered I had a 10:33 average pace, which is great for me. I know mentally this run put me in a good place. Boston in 5 weeks!
What is the worst weather you have had on a long run?