Running in the Rain


It has been a wet week here in Dallas. After work today, it was not raining although the sky looked threatening. I met my training group for a 6 mile run on Katy trail. We ran about 5 of those 6 miles in the rain. We were soaked by the end...but our coach always tells us...you never know what the weather will be on your event day. To which I like to respond, the first 5K I signed up for was the Cowtown 5K in Fort Worth. I trained for about 12 weeks. I woke up that morning to drive over to Fort Worth and run 3.1 miles and it was pouring rain. Literally, it was coming down in sheets. So I went back to bed and registered for another race about two weeks later. Moral of the story, you never know what the weather will be on event day but you can control where you will be on event day. But in all seriousness, if it had been raining on my marathon day in Phoenix (an unlikely scenario), I probably would have run anyway.

If you have had enough about running already, you should probably quit reading now b/c it only gets worse from here.

I got new running shoes this past weekend. When you buy running shoes for training, you just have to get the best fit and style for you so you have no choice on color. I lucked out this time, my new shoes are white, black, and pink. They are called Brooks Ghost which I think is a pretty cool name. I had been having trouble with pain on the outside of my feet during and after my runs. I told the guy fitting me this and he watched me walk and recommended a different type of shoe. Evidently, the pair I was recommended last time were for people that roll their feet inward while running. I do not. So the shoes were pushing me too far out and causing the pain. I like the new pair so far and my feet are feeling better. They had been tender all the time for awhile but are now getting better.

5 comments:

Zachary said...

Nice shoes! I would probably not run in the rain. Good luck with your training!

Brenda said...

I enjoy running when it is barely raining but not when it is pouring. I can't believe what good shoes can do. Are you still running a race in California in a few months

Caleb said...

Did Brooks die from running in the rain? You might want to think about that.

CrazyUncle said...

I especially related to the part about seeing that is was raining and going back to bed. Yes. There is my ideal race situation.

OK, I'm back. I had to go google the word rain to see exactly what you were talking about. Oh yeah, I remember now.

Brenda said...

It would be great if we could come see you guys that weekend. I will have to talk to Zachary and try and plan it. Maybe we could come down for the day on the 8th. How long are you going to be there?