I love running in the rain! I'm not sure that extends to running intervals in the rain! Tonight I opted for a hard option rather than an easy option of a steady run in the rain. 4 x 1 mile with 2 minutes recovery. With only a short time before Middlesbrough 10km I want to get a few key sessions in and this was one of those sessions. I wanted to hit under 5-30 pace for the four intervals to equate to around 34 minute pace for 10km. Typically a still night on our estate didnt mean a still night on the coast road and intervals one and three would be into a slight headwind - rain and wind - nice!
Mile 1 : 5:29
Mile 2: 5:21
Mile 3: 5:27
Mile 4 : 5:24
Job done and back home for a shower and some warm (we are still in August aren't we?). Must have worked hard tonight as cramped up on the cool down - no pain no gain!