30 Minute Dash In The Drizzle

2015-05-31_OverviewOk, so perhaps it was more of a shuffle through the puddles, but it was good to get a run in this morning.

To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit lazy about getting back into running. I’m not a fan of running in the heat, so the lovely weather that we had been having on the south coast this week wasn’t doing much for my running mojo.

Usually when I’m following a training schedule or am in a routine, it’s not a major problem and I’ll make myself get out early before it gets too warm; but as I’m coming back after a break, it was all a bit too easy to put things off.

Luckily when I got up this morning though it was lovely and grey and drizzly, with a nice cold wind to stop me from getting too hot and bothered. So, after a quick breakfast and playing around on the internet for an hour or so, I headed off to the park for my 30 Minute Dash for this month’s Virtual Running UK Bonus Race.

I soon realised, however, that my less than sporadic training over the last month and a half has taken its toll, so I decided to use a 5:1 run/walk ratio to get me round. I usually do 3:1, but as I’m wanting to get back to running 5K without walk breaks again, I figured it would be a good idea to step things up a bit.

In the end, it was a pretty slow shuffle but it was nice to be out running again and (fingers crossed) my niggly leg doesn’t feel too bad either.

As tomorrow is a new week and a new month, I’m hoping to use this as a springboard to get back into some proper training again. A few more days of wind and rain on the forecast should help too!

How’s your training going? How does the change in weather at this time of year affect your running? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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14 responses to “30 Minute Dash In The Drizzle”

  1. artisticsharon says :

    Hey Kirsten, glad to hear the leg is doing a little better. I’ve been a little haphazard about running as well, haven’t done any mid-week runs but did get in 4 miles yesterday and last Sat. It’s a bit hot & humid here and I’m with you about not wanting to run in that. I’m going to use June 1 as a mark to get back into running 3x a week. I hope your leg continues to get better πŸ˜€

    • theblogrunner says :

      Hey Sharon. The leg seems to be ok after yesterday’s run, thanks, so fingers crossed it stays that way.
      I don’t envy you heat and humidity, but it sounds like your training is going well under the circumstances – I seem to overheat as soon as the clouds part. :-/
      Three runs a week sounds like a good plan though… I’m starting first thing tomorrow morning! πŸ™‚

  2. lawrunner says :

    I’m not a big fan of running in the heat either. My husband thinks I’m crazy when I get all excited when the overcast and rain come back. Hope your leg continues to mend. Happy running!

  3. CeeJayKay says :

    Juneathon babes Juneathon… You know you wanna *winks*

  4. Sam says :

    Not a fan of the heat, but it doesn’t get too warm here that often so usually I manage. Just set out earlier or later to avoid the worst of it.

  5. redfacedbutrunderful says :

    It’s nice to read you’re getting back out there. How are you feeling in yourself? There’s something quite nice about running in the rain isn’t there? Do you feel you run better when there’s a bit of rain in the air? Hope your leg keeps getting better!

    • theblogrunner says :

      Hey, I’m feeling pretty good thanks. It was frustrating not being able to run much recently, and kind of annoying that I have to work back up to where I was again, but I guess that’s all just part of it. And yes, I do love a nice bit of drizzle, or a cool breeze at least. πŸ˜‰

  6. dgobs says :

    I hate running in the heat too, and my running definitely tends to take a hit this time of the year. I slow way, way down too, which is frustrating. Crossing my fingers for you that the niggles stay away!

    • theblogrunner says :

      The niggles seem to be behaving, thanks. πŸ™‚ I definitely find it tougher and slow down in the heat… going to go and do a rain dance now in preparation for tomorrow’s run. πŸ˜‰

  7. williamcanusky says :

    I get all excited too when I see grey skies and raindrops in the morning.
    Happy running

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