Last weekend, I compared the tailwind to a mother's gentle hand on a toddler's back. Today it was more like a 230 lb. bully giving me a hearty shove in the back. When it was head-on it nearly brought me to a standstill and at times it felt like I was running on a treadmill.
At least today called for an easy pace, so no worries about the wind affecting performance. I had planned on a short run yesterday after a day of meetings up in Augusta, but the day ran late, so today's 12-miler turned into a 15-miler to make up for it. That worked out well. It was nice to get out in less-than-desirable weather like this. Good for the mind.
Ran 15.3 miles @ 8:30/mile pace.
Lower 30s to lower 20s, sunny, very windy.
Saucony Kinvara 2, long tights, windbreaker, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.