I mean… C’mon… It was thundering, lots of lightning, rain, wind, 50 degree temps, DARK (except when the lightning lit up the trail)… Who on earth runs in that crap.
…that would be… umm… me.
And, of course, 30 or 40 of my closest and most insane buddies and teammates from CMC.
To show how dissimilar my viewpoints are between running and other sports, I don’t even want to get ON my bike if the wind is blowing over 10mph or it’s over 80 degrees. Yet I ran this morning IN THE MIDDLE of a thunderstorm…
Now, don’t get me wrong. I tried to talk myself out of it. In bed, at the computer looking at the radar, on the drive to the trailhead, every second before I opened the car door, while I was waiting to start, in the first half mile, at the first turn, at the second mile… etc. But I just couldn’t say no. I LIKE to run. In ANY conditions. I just wish I LIKED to do the other stuff as much. I should WANT to ride. God knows I NEED to. But I will almost always drop my bike shoes and head out the door for a run. I guess I’m just the most comfortable with that sport.
And this is not to say that I’m really that good at running. I just enjoy it more than anything else. In fact, of the three sports in triathlon I would have to say that my level of enjoyment rating is: 1.)Running, 2.)Swimming, 3.)Biking. And yes, I know that this needs to change. I’m just trying to figure out how. I’m hoping that introducing mountain biking back into my training will bring back some of the joy and fun to riding that I used to have. We’ll see…!