run 1:25:00  17.0 km (5:00 / km)
It was raining today and only suppose to amount to 2 mm. Sure. Welcome to our weather systems!! It was pouring down and must have amounted to 20mm. We 4 hearty women set off in the woods outside of Berwick on the trails. My new, wonderful Nikes were mud strewn and water was sloshing in my once pristine shoes. Oh the indignity. These women are fast and strong so every Wed nite run is a challenge for me. It's great to have them to train with b/c by Wed I'm so tired and facing 4 more days of hard training---that without them, I'd probably not run. Anyhoo, the roots to jump over were very wet and slippery and the grass was up to my arse but I survived. With 15 minutes to go, Irongirl suggested I just "run straight down the hwy back to the car and wait for them". That was a great "red flag" to get me motivated to keep going. Whatever it takes:) It was the best of times and not the most pleasant run I've done, but again, the Ironman is a test of mental and willpower and this run was exactly that!!!