Thursday, March 16, 2006

Soggy socks

Session - medium long run

Time / weather - 5pm / 27*c when I started, 19*c when I finished; thunderstorm from the 15km mark
Distance - 21km
Time taken - 1hr 53.41min
Av pace - 5.25min/km

A much better run - while I still felt tired I didn't feel like I was plodding along. The black clouds were gathering which probably spurred me on as well but at the 15km mark the rain pelted down, and the thunder and lightning show began. The rain was so heavy at times that I couldn't see very far in front of me and much of the cycle path was covered with puddles of water. I was soaked and my socks and shoes were absolutely saturated - I was squelching as I ran. I was worried about my ipod though it is encased in neoprene and plastic and this protected it sufficiently. However I should have been more concerned about my sunnies - I had sat these on top of my cap as the rain pelted down - there really wasn't much need for them. When I got home I discovered that I no longer had my sunnies - damn. So someone out there will score well today - a good pair of sunnies lying somewhere along the cycle path. I did retrace my steps for a short way but the weather really discouraged me from continuing, besides I was getting very hungry.


Lulu said...

Sounds like you should have been wearing a wetsuit!

Sorry to hear your sunnies were swept away in the torrential rain; they are probably floating along somewhere around Canberra.

TA and the Gnome said...

Gnome lost his sunnies on a run recently and was annoyed. Now he's happy because the new pair fit better:-)

Hope you have a spare rair of runners for tomorrow.


Tesso said...

Oh no, what a pain about the sunnies. So easy to do though, I'm always sitting mine on top of my cap and they've fallen off more than once.

At least you had a good run aside from that. You must feel great backing up from Sunday's half so well.

KIT said...

Too bad about the sunnies! Not much use in a downpour :-)

It is getting so close now! It is really exciting... I had my massage yesterday and all is good :-) I hope your legs are recovering well!

Ellie80 said...

bugger! sorry to hear about the sunnies - what a pain. I really admire your running through the rain though!

2P said...

Nice run through the rain CJ - lots of people would be very happy to run a half in that time in a race.

You were going that fast your sunnies probably got scared and jumped off ;-)

go girl said...

Sorry to hear about the sunnies CJ! I really hate it when I lose things like that.

Good run though in the rain and all!

Ewen said...

You're living on the wrong side of town. No thunderstorms down here!

Rae said...

That's quite the run! Sorry to hear about the sunnies. Maybe they'll be somewhere along the path next time you run!

D said...

I can relate to this run - I have been doing a lot of rain running as of late. Wow, your marathon is just around the corner.

Hilda said...

Sunnies? What's that?

Hope the ipod is fine.

Sounds like a nice adventure, exciting!

Vurt said...

i did exactly the same thing, i was about 10k i when the storm hit. You can't get an wetter than i was, luckily i got a tail wind.

It is epic running in a storm like that one.