8 Fri, 2011 § 6 Comments
If you have never run in the rain, you must — as soon as possible.
I was skeptical of Dave’s claim that few things live up to the joy of running in the rain — or even the mud — but it’s true. I was wet; I didn’t care. Raindrops misted my face; I wasn’t annoyed. As my feet splashed the first shallow puddles, I was radiating. Grey clouds cast shadows on the asphalt & grit; I felt empowered & liberated, ready to push out 8 insane intervals (I love intervals; I think they are fun but insane/hard): 30-second full on sprint + 1-minute moderate jog = 1 interval. After my final interval, I was exhausted but not ready to leave the rain; so I sprinted one more minute, fighting to increase speed until the end.
Rain is Refreshing.
I felt empowered by the elements to make this run count, but you could always just go out, splash & have fun. I still think you should push yourself harder than you think you are capable. Consider it a dare.