So the schedule called for 6 mile run, on my 9am-7 pm work shift.
I really hate to work the 9-7, or try and fit a workout in on this day. Cuz the work shift just sucks up just most of the day. I feel like I am trying to eat two meals on this shift (with only one lunch break.)
It was up to me to fit this 6 mile run in. I elected to do it pre-work, in the morning.
That meant I had to get out the door by 615am by the latest, so I could be back about 715 am, and still shower and eat.
I had already packed and pre-journalled my food on WW for the day. Yes, some days you have to be uber organized.
I also had my kit ready to go. Tights, merino wool shirt, rain jacket, gloves, headlight, Zune.
I woke up, drank some coffee, surfed my emails and the interwebs, and kept an eye on the time.
Then I donned my gear; sync’d the Garmin, started the Zune.
I did not check the temperature outside; I could already hear the rain.
I was actually a bit overdressed but I didn’t really start to overheat until mile 4 or so.
This all took part in the dark. I took a bit of solace that Slim used to (??) run regularly in all sorts of weather, at 530 or 6 am with Val.
I also had a reflective vest on over my rain jacket. I did not encounter many cars out there, especially coming at me (where I jumped well off the road).
It was a slow run, and it did stress me, I could feel it later in the day, in my shoulders and neck. Next early morning run, I will just run my normal 6.4 miles on the backroads without cars.
After I showered and had breakfast and vaulted outside to get to work, I was struck how nasty and cold the morning was. 42 degrees and raining. Same conditions I had run in, one hour or so prior.
Very pleased that I had just dove into the run, no whining, no excuses, just execute the run!
I am also very happy that tomorrow is an OFF day, with the rains moving into our region!