Negative, Ghostrider

Distance: 11mi

Miles to go: 1506

Slowly dialing in 500 miles for the year.  Not sure if I will get to 1000 or not, but I’m gonna try…

anyway…

YEAH BABY!!!!  Ran Traknight last night HARD.  And for the first time since I started running Traknights again, I was able to maintain negative splits for the entire workout!  GAWD that felt good!  I even finished up my 400s with a sub 1:30 and my 200s with a sub 44!  These times aren’t blistering by any standards except mine.  But it lets me know I’m improving/healing/getting better.  I NEED that right now more that any PR or new distance.

I was awakened this morning to the all too familiar sound of rain… *sigh*  In a “wet” year, we get 40 inches of rain.  This year we have gotten 50 and we are awaiting two big storms AND the remains of IKE…  Which should bring us another 5 inches over the next 4 days.  Did I mention it’s only September and October and November are usually pretty wet?  Rough estimates put us between 65 and EIGHTY inches of rain for the year.  I have moss on my… well… everything.  I have running shoes that haven’t been dry since June.  I’m not complaining.  I just think it’s amazing.

Today, in the rain, we ran a (now very familiar) route called the Rain Run.  A 7 mile slog up the trail, through downtown, past the University and back to the trail again.  The group I ran with was on a recovery day so they werer going slow, which I needed as well after beating myself to death last night.  It rained, we laughed, we dripped, we squished, we cried… the whole range of emotions.  I ended up bailing back onto the trail early after my body suddenly decided it was potty time so I needed to take a shortcut… QUICK!  And… of course… there was no toilet paper in the bathroom.  I eyed some leaves on a couple of close bushes with bad intent and then decided to HURRY home.  Of course, everybody wanted to talk today… in the rain… and I gotta… well… you know… *sigh*  One shouldn’t have so much stress so early in the morning.  Still, another slog in the bag.  I wonder if this is what it feels like to run in Seattle?

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