Yesterday was sprints, in the cold and rain. I wore my new Marmot PreCip for the first time yesterday and it actually wasn’t bad. My hands were freezing for the first mile or so but then it was just noisy as the rain beat down on my hood.
I wasn’t expecting anyone else to be stupid enough to be out in that weather but surprisingly there were a total of 8 people out in the 4 and change miles I ran.
I’d forgotten to sync my watch so I went back a day and started what I thought was the right workout but instead of 4 sprints at 4 minutes with a 90 second recovery I had 3 sprints at 5 minutes with a 1 minute recovery.
That’s with a 10 minute warmup and cooldown.
We started a new marathon plan this week which gives us the needed taper after our just finished marathon plan before our first marathon next weekend at Little Rock.
9 days and counting until we try to run 26.2 miles. On the plus side what was going to be cold and rainy for the marathon as of 3 days ago is now sunny and hot as of today.
Plenty of time for things to change though and I’m honestly not sure which I prefer.