Today has been a pretty miserable day in Nashville with widespread rain, frequent downpours, and gusty wind. I was afraid that our weekly track workout with the JSRC might get cancelled, or that no-one else would show up, so I got to track about an hour early to get in some miles around Vanderbilt campus in case either of these happened.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Susan also show up early for the same reasons and we ended up getting in over 5-miles prior to the workout in the heavy rain and wind. By the scheduled start time, Sue Anne, Aine, and Paxton had also arrived and we were able to have a great track workout.
Since I am still only four days removed from the NOLA Marathon, I took this workout really easy. Even with the nasty conditions I am happy to have completed the miles. The final total with the warmup, workout, and cool-down was just under 9.5-miles.
On a side note, it has been 2-hours since the end of the workout, and I am just now beginning to regain feeling in my toes. I don’t ever remember my feet being as cold as they were after the run was over. During our warmup miles, Susan said “We’re either really tough, or really stupid” to be out here doing this. I responded that to be long distance runners, I think you really have to be a little bit of both.