|heavy rain overnight / dry period for my run / more rain|
On paper it looked like I would have plenty of puddles to deal with but no actual rain attacking me.... plus a balmy eleven degrees!
I stepped out of the door at 6.15am and it was fairly pleasant, the ground was wet as expected and the air was unseasonably warm.
I hadn't planned a specific route, but wanted to squeeze in six kilometres or so at an easy pace. I decided to head North for an 'out-and-back' first section. There were quite a few large puddles and at one point my left foot managed to kick a load of water up in the air, which then came down on my right foot and soaked right in. Lovely.
After this section I decided to venture into the industrial zone. The air today was considerably dirtier than usual, I could feel the diesel fumes filling my lungs. It wasn't pleasant. Before long I was back into some cleaner air and heading towards Waitrose. I seem to have something about running through supermarket car parks lately.
It was 7.02am by the time I went back inside to get ready for work. Twenty five minutes later I emerged from the flat to walk to the train station.. But as I got onto the High Street the rain unleashed its fury and I got completely drenched, really really drenched. Of course if I hadn't misplaced my umbrella a few days earlier I could have whipped it out. But even that wouldn't have saved my jeans from the pounding they took. I was not happy about that.
Anyway, it was a good run and that's what matters.
8.2km in 42 minutes (pace: 5.12 per km. For the imperial minded people that's just a bit slower than 8 minute miles)