John H.

John H.

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Run - Days 12-14

  • Oct 21st, 2019 at 8:25AM

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Day 12 workout went fine. Day 13 I did a 30 minute hill walk with the dogs. Day 14 pouring rain...I put on my rain gear and did a nice run without dogs (I took them for a short walk before it began to rain). I am still amused that I can be wearing rain pants from a set I bought more than 20 years ago (not sure where the jacket is, but that fits now too...I am wearing the rain pants in my weekly photo).

It wasn’t too cold that the rain would have been a problem...also, the running trail is covered by trees that still haven’t shed their leaves yet, so they offer some shelter from the heavy rain. I ran partway on a sidewalk along a Main Street, and the rain certainly was heavier, but still not overly cold. I didn’t see anyone on the trails...so it was nicely uninhabited.

I just got a new pair of Altra Lone Peak 4 waterproof running shoes (to replace my old ones that are getting worn). They seem to be fairly waterproof...I guess it depends how long you run and how wet it is. They seemed to do fairly well. My pants, which were made with Gore Tex, may have lost their waterproof-ness.

I am pretty happy with the progress I have been making towards a 10k. I know I am going a bit longer than required, but I started at being comfortable with the 5k distance, which I had been doing regularly before Run, so I am incrementally going towards the 10k, hoping to spend a little time near the end of Run trying to get a little faster.

I hope everyone is progressing at their own rate, which is the best way to avoid injury...a lot of people get turned off to running because they either start out trying to go too fast, or they try to go too far too soon. The Run program seems to be very well progressed with time, so I would just keep going with it. Week three coming up!

 
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5 comments

Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
Assistant Trainerover 2 years ago

Well done John, running in the rain can be uncomfortable but good to hear that the new shoes kept your feet dry even if the old rain pants didn't do their job.


    Claire S.Claire S.Kenzai Member
    over 2 years ago

    I need to buy some waterproof running gear. What do the experienced runners recommend? This time of year in the British Isles it’s going to be raining pretty much constantly as Autumn sets in and becomes Winter, so I’m happy to invest in decent stuff. I had no idea waterproof running shoes were even a thing.


      Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
      Trainerover 2 years ago

      Well done getting out there in that rain we had in the northeast this Sunday! It takes some extra gear, but nice to be out there in the autumn colors listening to the rain come down.


        Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
        over 2 years ago

        Wet feet would really spoil a run I am sure. I imagine you are enjoying those new mostly waterproof runners. I have a couple of pairs of waterproof shoes that are good for hiking and walking, but I suspect they may not be the best design for running. Good thing I don't run.
        I tested the one pair by wading in the lake. Worked perfectly! (kids nearby thought I was nuts)


          Nandini J.Nandini J.Kenzai Member
          over 2 years ago

          Wow ! water proof hiking yes ... had no idea about running shoes... must feel great to have not sat back but gone out and run instead!


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