The weather last night (+8 C and rainy with some wind) was perfect for training.... if you're training for a race in Tasmania in November!
When we head to Tasmania for our 9.5 day (and night) race, the expected highs are +15 C, the lows are + 8 C, and the west side of the island (where we will be racing) is famous as one of those rainiest places on earth. VJ and I have decided that when the weather gets ugly like this, not only should we stick with our training plans, we should make a POINT of going out. This will get us used to being out in these conditions, and will continue to give us chances to test what works, what doesn't, what to wear, how much is enough, how much is too much. Last night was great for this. As always, there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. We dressed fairly light because we would be generating some heat during our road bike ride, and would be wearing rain shells over everything. For the most part this worked and everything was pretty comfortable at first, but a few body parts (feet, hands) eventually needed even more protection. We'll make a few adjustments and hopefully the weather will be perfect again ;)