I was still on the runner’s high from the unofficial 5K from Saturday (11/06) morning. So Monday night I wanted to duplicate the 5K from Saturday morning.
It was already dark when I got home from work. And, it was raining. I thought a ‘real’ runner wouldn’t let darkness and rain stop him or her from getting in the miles. So, I got ready, stretched, did my push ups and warmup.
I ran the 3.2 miles in 33:05 with a pace of 10:39. Yay!! Not too bad for running in the dark and in a down pour. It was actually fun, battling the elements to get in a few miles. I’m sure normal people would have waited until the rain passed through and then started their run. But I was in such a hurry to see if I could repeat the 5k from Saturday that I wasn’t going to let the rain stop me.
It was a little ironic that the rain did taper off when I finished the miles.
I plan to start Week 8 of the C25K program on Wednesday evening and hopefully finish it this weekend. I know that I’ve already complete two unofficial 5k runs and know I can run a 5K now. But I won’t feel ‘complete’ until I finish the program.