Rainy and sweaty
Got up very bright and early for a holiday and made an early start on a nine miler in Seaton Carew.
Super grim day, though I have seen grimmer on Teesside, it wasn’t looking too bad for the run though, it wasn’t hot or cold, there was no noticeable wind and there was a covering of bleak but splendidly moody clouds. Anyway getting out on the run it was anything but still, a wind-assisted speedy run out of Seaton followed by an uphill crawl back. The wind wasn’t terrible but it just accumalated over the four laps, sort of too fast with the wind assistance then a trudge into a difficult little wind on the way back, times two. It all added up and my last length was spectacularly slow, surprising too that my fast first wasn’t really that fast, I hope I can get faster as the season goes on.
Also I found that running in the rain could sometimes not be the lovely experience that I enjoy. Normally I really welcome a downpour and I’d not had one in a while so I was pleased when the pavement started dotting with drips near the end of my second lap – into the wind. Rather than being cooling the rain turned out to be colding and it also washing some crusted up sweat – urgh that’s not a pleasant thought – into my left eye that made most of the end of the length pretty monocular.
Still if you don’t count the last lap it was quite quick and I look forward to another run soon….