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Thursday, August 28, 2008

When the rains come

Day 357 - August 28, 2008

On Tuesday, the weatherman said it was the driest August on record. A measly 0.2" of rain had fallen the entire month. When I finished my run tonight, I measured 5.5" of rain in our rain gauge that has been steadily filling since early yesterday morning. After a very dry summer, two consecutive days of running in the rain was kind of refreshing. The temperature has stayed warm enough that it is comfortable to be out in the rain, but cool enough that I don't need to shower - just kidding. I was thinking tonight that it is pretty amazing that after 357 consecutive days of running, I've only had to run in the rain a handful of times. When I went back to my log, I was surprised to find that I actually ran in rain, mist, freezing rain, sleet and snow a total of 27 times over the last 357 days. That is a lot more than I remember, especially since I know there were several days when I delayed my morning run because it was raining and waited for it to be drier in the evening. I wonder how many of those days I would have skipped if it wasn't for this streak?

Day: 356 Time/Date: 6:45 AM 8/27/2008 Weather: Rain, 73F
Run: E Daff Dam Loop Miles: 2.0 Time: 15:41 Pace: 7:50 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1161.6 Total Running Time: 143:10:29

Day: 357 Time/Date: 6:30 PM 8/28/2008 Weather: Rain, 70F
Run: Twin Lakes 5.4 Miles: 5.4 Time: 40:26 Pace: 7:29 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1167 Total Running Time: 143:50:55

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