We didn't travel to today's race. I think it was a wise decision.
The weather forecast for the area was not the best.
Driving for an hour and a half on 3-lane roads, the sort with 'coroner's corridors', over hills and dales in the darkness, passing through accident 'black spots' facing the fuzzy glare of oncoming headlights with the rain pelting down is not a great idea. We joined friends for a meal instead.
But the day was not lost.
After a light breakfast, and wearing my 'fast' shoes, I ventured into a light drizzle and caught the tram to my destination, where I ran the hilly multi-terrain 7.5 kms I had managed a week ago in 46:00 minutes.
Today's elapsed time was 44:30 minutes.
I was very satisfied with the 1:30 secs. improvement. And what's more, I feel there's more improvement to come.
The thought crossed my mind later on, that I had been in a race of sorts - albeit a race against myself.
It's a good feeling.