Again, the world will not end because I only got 4 dark miles instead of 6 sunny ones.
How often do we get perfect conditions, though? If I decided not to run every time it was below 50°F, above 80°F, raining, snowing, windy, or just crowded in the Park, I’d only be able to run about 30% of the year.
Runners! Runners! Everywhere runners!
Does it reeeeally matter what the conditions are? Not really.
If I’m working hard and running at my maximum speed for the rest of that one mile, the 60 meters of slick-ish stuff isn’t going to matter. If I had bagged my workout entirely and waited for a perfect day, now THAT would make a HUUUUUUGE difference in my training.
Waiting for the perfect day, the perfect race, the perfect conditions will leave you doing one thing: waiting. I say, go out and run!
Run in the rain.
Run in the snow.
Run in the heat.
Do it all safely, please, but if you CAN run, RUN.
My plan exactly after class tonight.
Endure the crappy runs, enjoy the amazing runs.
Now go out and run!