Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday AM Run

Today I met Carl to do our regular 10 mile loop through Athens. I ran the 2 miles from my house to the start and then the 2 miles back home afterward to get in almost 14 for the day. Hmmm. The first day of the 3 week taper starts with 14 miles? Yep. Taper doesn't mean stop running!

This morning's run was a good one. There's something about running in the rain that I like. The rain felt good, if 48F rain can feel good!

I could have done without the east wind driving the rain in our face during the last mile or so. Carl was telling me that there's a good chance that there will be a north wind in my face on race day. So now I've practiced it a bit. The effort definitely felt harder than the pace into the wind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The turn from the south end of the race course is when that wind makes itself known. Then you get bits and pieces of it on the return route (the first part you experienced during the half marathon). The joy is hitting the neighbourhoods before you get to Huntsville Hospital - you'll welcome the wind as a reminder to hurry up and finish!