Sunday, October 29, 2006

Running in the Wind

Ran 5.7 miles @ 7:32/mile pace.

The swift winds from yesterday's storm have decided to stick around and maybe even intensified a bit making for interesting running conditions. It's been blowing between 25-30 mph this morning with gusts in the 45-50 mph range. It was even tempting to stay inside and take another rest day, but after stepping outside and feeling how relatively warm it was (mid-upper 40s and sunny), I decided I should definitely go.

Fortunately, the stretch where I was running into the wind was in heavy tree cover, and I had it at my back for the final mile which is on a more exposed road. To be honest, the run felt pretty tough. I had to really work to keep at my pace, and I don't think it was from the wind itself. It felt mostly like my muscles had a hard time warming up (I was in shorts and a long sleeve wicking shirt), which is normal in these conditions. I'm sure some lingering fatigue from the marathon also contributed.

Tomorrow is a scheduled rest day. Tuesday, I'll likely do my Hills of Annihilation route (630' of elevation gain), but take it slow. Wednesday, my 5 mile flat loop. Thursday, a speed workout (likely 400 or 800 meter repeats), and Friday TBD.

1 comment:

olga said...

I am behind any reading of blogs, but you seem to have been running around and enjoying it so much, I am jealous!! Not to mention the SPEED:)