Today was my last training run for the Baltimore half marathon. Fall swooped in with a vengeance for an added bonus: the high was in the 50s and it rained all day. All. Day.
But I knew I wouldn’t feel confident on the starting line without one last long run. Taper doesn’t really count unless you…well…actually taper.
So I dusted off my running tights, put on a hat to keep out the rain, reluctantly left my warm apartment. I chose an 8-mile route along Rock Creek Parkway to the Potomac, with a turn around point somewhere in the middle of Memorial Bridge.
Despite the cold weather and my lackluster enthusiasm, the run went better to expected.
Here is the breakdown: