As I attempt to make Thursday morning runs part of my regular routine I wasn't about to let a little rain put me off today. However, it turned out to be a lot of rain this morning. With the recent warm weather we've had the streets and sidewalks are finally in better shape for running but Back Cove is a mess. There was still a lot of ice on the path, in many cases submerged under standing water from all the rain. It was kinda fun running through the puddles and sections of mud, I missed mud.
I had considered doing the same 9 miles that I ran last Thursday but my back has been a bit sore for the past week and although it's starting to feel better I didn't want to over-do-it. I'll wait until the weekend to over-do-it on the trails where it will at least be more fun.
weather: 37 degrees, steady rain
conditions: wet, icy, puddly, muddy
gear: Inov-8 Roclite 315 with screws, wool socks, short tights, long sleeve top, windbreaker, gloves, baseball hat