A Soggy Run – RunLog 5-6-17

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Well, we stepped out the door and by the time Bennie and I got to the end of the driveway, it had started to rain again. It had been raining on and off most of the night. and the forecast was for more rain throughout the day. So it was not really surprise, but I kind of thought it would hold off a little longer with the fog out there.

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Obviously it didn’t, but it is spring and the rains will come. Luckily today it wasn’t cold and windy also, just a nice steady rain in 51*F and a light breeze. Actually, if Bennie hadn’t been with me, I would have enjoyed the weather.

Unfortunately, Bennie is not crazy about running in the rain and of course we had to go through down-back. The rain made it a bit slimy, wet and lot of puddles, but not impassable.

Once we got past Blake Road the fog was history and a nice steady rain was coming down.

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We only ran down to the Old Dump, because Bennie was lagging behind and really not into the run. Even we turned around he was just about 3 feet behind for the next mile and just barely off being tugged along.

We went by Bandit’s house and yes, he was outside and let the entire neighborhood know we were running by, by baying like only a beagle can. However, they do have a new beagle puppy here as well, but it didn’t make a sound and only watched us go by.

Once we got back to Blake Road a truck went by and Bennie went into chase mode, at that point I was ready to go also. I needed to stretch the legs out a bit so from the bump to the big pine, we ran faster than my present race pace. It felt pretty good, but I had to be very careful due to not having my glasses on and which lines to pick.

After the big pine we just plugged along and had a nice 45:00 minute total for this run.

The Vomero 11’s did quite well in the wet and slime, no issues at all from the shoes. I did change the lacing pattern a little to ease the top of foot pressure and it seemed to help.

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Before the run

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