Today was one of those (thankfully rare) mornings where the weather really did make me wish I didn’t have to go out and train. I actually looked at my phone at 8.30 this morning and willed some cancellation texts to come in from clients who were due to run with us at 9.30. Honestly. The rain was pelting down so hard, I wouldn’t have heard the texts even if they had arrived. But, of course, nobody cancelled. And why? Because every time they train in the wind/rain/snow they feel flippin’ fabulous afterwards. The hardest bit about training in less than ideal weather, is making the decision to do it. After that, it’s just a case of dressing the right way and getting the hell out. Because:
a) it rarely rains hard for more than a few minutes at a time.
b) your skin is waterproof, your clothes can be dried
c) if you’re training with us, you’ll be glad of the rain to cool you down.
d) if you dress appropriately, the weather really doesn’t matter!
e) the feel good (read *smug*) factor trebles afterwards and that’s not to mention the increased endorphin hit!
So, on arriving at Hove Park this morning, this was what we saw:
As if that wasn’t enough to brighten up our day, we then bump into Brighton’s running royalty Kurt from Run (Brighton and Hove’s BEST running shop – if you haven’t been you’re not a runner!) He joined us running up that fabulous off road hill towards Devil’s Dyke roundabout and shared his hill running wisdom with us. Thank you Kurt!
Ros, Alex and I finished up with some 3 minute intervals after everyone else had gone and went home absolutely buzzing.