I'm a wimp when it comes to running in adverse weather conditions, I admit it. It's been raining like crazy here in Northern Virginia this week, and my mileage is taking a slight hit.
My normal run days are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. This past Tuesday, I woke up, got dressed for my run, and opened the front door to a downpour. So I retreated to the basement and did 30 minutes on the stairclimber. Hey, cross-training is good, right? The day eventually cleared up, and I did my scheduled 4 miler later that evening. Not a bad cardio day, looking back.
Wednesday was my off day, and had I thought about it beforehand, i could have put in some miles last night after putting my son to bed. And I should have - the deluge began at midnight, and is still coming down as I write this. Expectations are that we will get close to 5 inches of rain when it finally blows out of here.
So this morning, rather than try and run in the storm, I again hit the stairclimber for a half hour. Not my favorite form of exercise, but it does the job in a pinch. I'll hopefully be able to get out tomorrow morning, and if I do, I'm probably going to do about 6 easy to moderate miles just to get back on track. This weekend is supposed to be clear and cool, perfect for doing a 9-miler on Sunday.
The whole positive to this is that when the rain subsides, it will be gone. Had this been winter, we'd be looking at upwards of 4 feet of snow. And then I'd really be miserable.