Average pace: 4:38/km
Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW)
Distance: 11.36 km
Wind: light to moderate
Calories burned: 771
Total distance to date: 1962 km
This was a tough one to get motivated for. Monday’s run, also done in the early afternoon, was in conditions that would have been applicable in June or July — sunny and warm. By contrast, today’s run came after a low pressure system moved in, finally bringing real rain to the area. As such, I headed out with a heavy drizzle falling, the kind that makes you feel like you’re not getting that wet even as you get completely drenched.
I headed off to the lake and to no surprise the fire danger signs have been removed (except for one that appears to have been missed). With it being good and soggy, I managed more than 4 km before spying someone else on the trail and was closer to 5 km before actually meeting and passing the person. Most of the people I encountered were out walking. Only a few others braved the elements for a run.
I started out with the hands chilly as expected but they warmed up after a few km and my pace was pretty much equal to Wednesday’s. The one second difference could be a rounding error. I was actually hoping to be a little faster so although the pace was good, I came away a bit disappointed.
Weather-wise, the rain only affected the run in one stretch where a few puddles in close proximity required a bit of deft puddle-jumping. I expect the next run to be worse in this regard, as it looks like there will be copious amounts of rainfall between now and then.
Still, I gritted my teeth and did it. The only thing I’m thinking now is I need something better for my upper body because my current gear gets drenched. A little more water-resistance would be nice.
|October 12||4:38 (11K)|
|October 10||4:37 (11K)|
|October 8||4:53 (11K)|
|October 2||4:33 (9K)|