Saturday, February 18, 2006

I Was Ready, This Time

I woke up Saturday morning intent on running 13 miles with the CA Cruiser down at the Santa Ana River Trail. I checked outside and the sky was mostly clear. The sun was already peaking out. I'm so happy that the days are getting longer. I checked for the weather in Yorba Linda. The forecast called for scattered showers, 30-50% chance of rain. The sky looked good, but just to be safe I brought my trusty baseball cap along. When I got to the lot, it was an absolutely beautiful day, blue sky with scattered clouds. I debated leaving the hat in the car, but in the end decided to bring it along.

This turned out to be a good move. By mile 3, the clouds were moving in and getting darker. At mile 4 it started sprinkling and from mile 5 to 8 it was just flat out raining. I was very glad I had brought the cap. No water spots on the old specs. At mile 8 the sky cleared up again, the sun came out and it was back to beautiful weather for the last 5 miles. The run took about 2 hours. I didn't have a watch with me, since the band broke on Thursday night. I got it fixed this afternoon. In general I hate not having a watch, especially on runs. I'm so used to keeping track of splits and total time.


Raul! said...

We got caught out in the rain for our 10 miler today too. It was cold when I woke up, but I thought it wouldn't rain until later in the day. I think I agree with one of our runners today, though, who said that she preferred running in the rain than in the heat. If I can only find a way to keep my glasses from fogging up I'll be good to go.

Rae said...

Great job! It's funny how weather can change so quickly in a run.

Have a great day!