Well, it took some motivation to get out there, 12 miles in the pouring rain. Okay, not pouring, but it might as well be. I got up yesterday morning thinking "Really? it was just 80 some degrees during the week." I woke up, looked out the window, and was like "screw it, I'll do it later." I never do that. At noon or so, I figured that I might as well go then.
It was 40- something when I started, but didn't feel like it. It was 50 almost exactly when I finished, and even if the rain subsided a bit, that didn't help at all. The sidewalk by UST has some huge potholes in it, which were filled with water. Lovely way to start the run.
So, my route. I went down on Cretan, to Grand Ave, way down Grand to the Running Room, where I bought some of that Cliff Shot gels with the soggy $2 I kept in my shoe. From there, I turned around and ran to the intersection of Cleveland and Grand. From there, I went down to Ford Parkway, and back up to Summit on Mississippi River Blvd.
12 miles, my second longest run ever, at a 9:40 or so pace. I usually run 8:30's but considering the rain, wind, and distance, I was going for 9:30's, but close enough.