Run 753: Shorter, wetter

Gray and drizzly view from Cariboo Dam, pre-run.

Today I was feeling rather unmotivated to run. I mulled various options:

  • Don’t run
  • Do a regular 10K run at the lake
  • Do a 5K run at the river instead
  • Do a 5K short loop at the lake
  • Do a regular 5K at the lake then walk the rest of the way back

I did the last and bolded option, after initially leaning toward a river run.

I wore my rain jacket, which proved very handy, but only wore one layer underneath, which was the right call, as the jacket gets a tad warm after I get a tad warm.

It showered on and off during the run and when it showered it would come down pretty good, so I alternated from mostly dry to rather soggy. I had no issues on the run, though, and saw few other people, mostly just a few fellow joggers.

I opted to not check on my heart rate at all, only checking in on my pace, which was a relatively zippy 5:49/km. My BPM was 149 overall and stayed pretty consistent, peaking only slightly higher at 151. It was kind of nice to do a shorter run for a change. and have a chance to walk and take a few photos on the way out.

It also allows me to get my total distance to date back to a nice, round figure. In this case, that would be 5590 km.

Wednesday I should be back to my usual 10K, rain or shine (currently it looks like partly sunny, woo).

View of the lake post-run, with bonus ducks.


Run 753
Average pace: 5:49/km
Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW)
Start: 12:06 p.m.
Distance: 5.03 km
Time: 29:15
Weather: Intermittent showers
Temp: 6-7ºC
Humidity: 91%
Wind: low to moderate
BPM: 149
Weight: 163.9
Total distance to date: 5590 km
Devices: Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation)
Shoes: Saucony Peregrine 12 (262 km)

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