|Please note the rain. Yuck.|
Sure enough, as I merged on to the highway, the rain started. Grrreeeeaaaattt. So I called Matthias to meet me at Heritage Ranch (the start/finish line) with my coat. Thank goodness he was nice enough to come :)
So, the rain continued, but at least I was dry. I headed to the washrooms and then tried to stay dry under the trees until the start.
I had a goal in mind: Run a sub-hour 10km. I honestly didn't think I could do it in the weather.
My GPS watch takes about 3 minutes to link with satellites. Good thing I turned it on in time. NOT. So I was without GPS watch.
Grrreeeeaaaatttt. I started running and decided I would just push as hard as I could so I could just get it done. I had payed for the registration. I might as well finish it.
Pushed forward and then saw the time on the clock: 56min. You had to run through the finish line twice to make it a full 10km so I ran through at 56min, ran around the parking lot picking up my speed and pushing hard. I rounded the corner again and saw the time: 58min! YES. I started running even faster - finished in 58:42. The time made the shitty weather worthwhile :)
Of course - it is worth noting that the weather has since turned around and it is sunny outside right now. Thanks a bunch Mama Nature.