My coach recently observed that I'm something of a fair weather runner. I hadn't given it much thought till he made that comment, but there is a lot of truth in what he said. Today, I was going to break out of that mould. It was raining hard this morning, and I was going to get out there, put my older glycerin 4's on, and brave the slick streets and trail mud. Of course, once I was outside, it wasn't nearly as bad as I'd made it out to be. At one point , an older gentleman said to me from his driveway, "Now that's determination". I responded jokingly and off the cuff: "or stupidity".
I ran for 11.5k total and incorporated 1k at the track, timing my easy pace "blind". It was 4:36.5, and I was satisfied with that.