A few months ago I decided it was time to HTFU and I think I officially did that last weekend. Last Sunday I had 9 miles on the schedule. The weatherman was calling for rain, pouring rain that is. Two months ago I would have banged out the 9 miles on the treadmill. Not last weekend!! I hit the road a little after 6 in the morning to beat most of the rain. I ran 5 miles before it started to rain. Miles 6, 7, and 8 were in light rain but 9 was in pouring rain. I could have continued on home right after I hit mile 8 and would have been in the downpour for less than a quarter mile. At that point I was already soaking wet and did not want to disappoint my coach on my first long run with her. I turned right instead of running straight to go home and finished my 9 miles.
I felt tough the rest of the day. My 10 miles yesterday felt easy compared to the 9 the previous!