Ignoring all sensible options and the weather forecast, I got up at 6 am, consumed porridge and headed out to run 2 hours on the Exe Estuary Trail.
This week I tried a new technique. No I still had to put one foot in front of the other, in the rain, that remains the norm. This week after parking at a local and very expensive farm shop, I ran out for 30 minutes towards Exmouth (south) then returned to the car, picked up my drink and headed towards Exeter (north) for 30 minutes before returning.
Miles 1 to 3 flew by, it spat and the wind blew.
Miles 3 to 6 were warmer with the wind behind me, but the rain got heavier.
Miles 6 to 9 the rain got harder and the wind blew in off the estuary, at one point when I was running along a narrow wall next to the estuary I was worried I would get blown off it.
Miles 9 to 12 I got slower and the weather got decidedly worse, pointy rain, sleet and strong wind. I longed for a cup of tea and a warm shower. I was drenched through to my not so ‘smalls’
This was a great way to split a long run down in to chunks, the first 6 miles flew by, shame about the last 6. Saw lots of nice doors, windows and turrets that will be making an appearance here soon you lucky people! The conditions today were not conducive to stopping and taking pictures, but I did get this one for you
is that not the best cycle rack you have ever seen? Located outside a bird hive. (sorry Dad for bad grammar) Apologies for poor photo I was cold and very wet!