Friday, May 15, 2009


Hot and humid today. First 20 minutes I was taking it really easy to stay in a lower HR zone, almost felt like jogging. I was sweating like crazy, but then some clouds started moving in. In the west there were blue skies, but the east and just above were some fairly threatening cloud cover. The wind picked up. Ah, wonderful wind, not being sarcastic though, it was nice and cool. My HR dropped like 10 beats once that breeze started flowing, leaves were going everywhere. Was feeling really good at this point about 40 minutes into the run, then started noticing a few drops of rain every few minutes.

I was on my third loop, only one more to go and then there were more drops of rain. Huge giant drops, but it felt good so I kept on going. Then, BAM there was a huge lightning strike directly ahead of me on the horizon. I was about as far as I could be from the house at this point, so I was thinking it wasn't so good. Then there was a huge downpour of giant raindrops, like a shower head turned on over me. I ran for about 30 seconds, and actually ran out of it. I turned around because the rain just suddenly stopped, and I could see the line of rain moving away from me on the road. Kinda weird, but pretty awesome at the same time. I booked it home at this point, kinda worried about where the next strike was gonna land. When I made it to the porch, cats and dogs and sheep were falling from the sky, made it just in the nick of time.

4:24 pm. home. 80º 58%H 5mph wind from SSW
55:22(7.93) gm 1038
AHR 160 MHR 170


Actress1924 said...

Hey Ron, thanks for your kind words! I'm trying to not be too hard on myself for missing today's 10K. I'm already focused on the next race :o)

Ron said...

hey, no problem. You'll do great at your next race!