Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Enjoying a Pinehurst training run - and heavy thunderstorms!

   Today we ran at Pinehurst for our Wednesday workout - and as we were driving to the park, we could hear rumbling thunder in the distance.  Greg, Steve, Doug and I hoped the thunder was headed a different direction so we continued to the park to begin our run.  We decided to run the "Run for the Toad" 12.5k loop. 10 minutes into our run, the sky opened up and it started pouring.  We could handle this, and we continued on our way.  A few kilometers later, thunder and lightning began and we decided to skip the middle "meadow" part of the course - because it was so open and we didn't want get struck by lightning - well, it would likely be Greg being struck - he's a foot taller than on all of us.  For Greg's sake we kept to the more sheltered areas, and cut the run a bit short when we were soaked and the rain showed no sign of stopping.  Steve and I picked up the pace and were able to get a few fast kms in on those rolling trails.  It was a fun run, even if our shoes wont dry out for days now.

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