Talk about a
tail tale of two runs. This past weekend, I was going to go for a 10 mile run. It was harsh. This morning I was going for a 4 mile run. It was radical.
I know there are a ton of factors that go into a good/bad run. But I’m giving the edge in these ones to the weather.
The other day it was windy, humid and near 90 degrees. This morning it was windy, humid and 54 degrees! Thank you
cold chilly front!
The other day I got my ten miles in, but it was sweaty and laborious. This morning I got my four miles in and it was less sweaty and glorious. I only wish it wasn’t a school day so that I could have kept running!
I know there’s nothing you can do about the weather – you gotta run anyways. And they don’t often cancel races for the conditions (unless it’s extreme).
In fact, at the 2012 Disney Marathon, they had a
warm hot front come through and so they had to put up these signs everywhere…
The heat and humidity of that race caused me to finish about 45 minutes slower than I wanted to. I was bummed. I felt like I had done all that training for
not knot naught.
I was so bummed that while drowning in a post race celebratory beer (oxymoron?), I tweeted to Actor, Runner, Hobbit – Sean Astin asking for advice. To my surprise, he tweeted back.
I realized he was right. I got to run a marathon. I got to do it outside. It’s a good thing. So now I always try to remember that when ever the conditions don’t cooperate – it’s still a good thing what I’m doing. Just hope that the next time it will be better.
And for now I’m going to hope this little freaky fall-in-spring weather we got today will stick around…at least long enough for my run tomorrow.
How bout you? How do you handle changing weather conditions (weird fact, I tend to get random bloody noses when the seasons change – attractive, huh?)? Any celeb twitter interactions recently?
ps. looking back, this post may have been partially inspired by Salt. She’s freaking out about her upcoming race. She’s got nothing to fear tho!