I awoke at 6am this morning to the sound of rain pelting the tin roof. This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite sounds. I reached over to the window overlooking my couch (yes, I sleep on a couch) and pulled it up several inches, hoping to magnify the sound.

I knew Huntsville State Park would be soaked by the time I actually got my ass up a few hours later. Oh well..I went out anyway. I ran a quick two miles and finished with a very pleasing time – 14:46. This gave me a nice average of 7:23/mile. I think I could have kept up a sub-7:30 pace for another mile, but who knows. My calves were hurtin’ by the end of this one, but I’m just glad I didn’t eat shit – I was slipping all over the place. I seriously considered running this barefoot, but decided to give my Five Fingers a shot in this muddy madness and they performed pretty well.

I’ve got a deload workout tomorrow and then a 6 mile run on Tuesday. I’m going to make that run with my Talon 22, a full 3L bladder, and my hammock. The weight should be around 12 pounds.

Weekly Mileage – 18 (+3 from last week)