Rainy Run Road Test

Rainy Run Road Test

I’ve been waiting all day, to road test some of the new gear I bought over the weekend. I decided to try out my cool stripy tights 😀

We’ve had dreadful weather here, with gale force wind and really heavy downpours, but nothing was going to stop me from trying out these babies!

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Instead of heading to the harbour, we turned left, and ran along the Campbeltown road. @TheWelshWookie suggested running up the hill on the main road, instead of running to the West Loch: a suggestion he later regretted when he realised how steep the hill was! It was tough, but I’m really feeling the benefit of the hill training paying off.

You can see the elevation 🙂

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The hill gave me a chance to put the tights to the test. OK- so I know these are workout tights, not running tights. I know that I’ve gone for style over substance. BUT they are really comfortable to wear, and ideal for short runs. They did slip a little, so I probably won’t wear them on longer runs, or to races. But I do really like them.

@TheWelshWookie liked his new gear, too, including the new knee support, which is for his oldmanitis!

We were absolutely soaked by the time we got home, but I felt great! Autumn has definitely arrived, and I might have to dig out my running gloves soon…. my fingers were a little cold; it was around 10C/50F

On another note, the ticket ordering for the Commonwealth Games 2014 closed tonight: I hope I get some of those I’ve requested!

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Today’s Stats:

Run: 2 mile, hills

Time: 20:26 pretty good!

Weather: Rainy, and quite cold

Trainers: Nike LunarFly GTX

Today’s Life Lesson: Why do socks always come out of the washer in odd numbers?

What is your favourite running outfit?

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10 thoughts on “Rainy Run Road Test

  1. We are entering the rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest so I need to bust out my rain gear as well! I need new shoes that are more water resistant than my summer running shoes. How do you like your Nike LunarFlys? I ran in Nike Pegasus Trail shoes last winter and loved them, but they seemed to be extinct…

    1. If you like the Nike lunar sole, then you’ll LOVE the lunar flys! They’re quite wide fitting compared to my other Nikes, lots of wiggle room in the toe box 😉
      I’ve done about 120 miles in them, and they still look almost brand new!

    1. I haven’t tried either, but have been tempted by under armour gear before- I’ll need to add them to my shopping list! 😋

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