When my alarm went off at 4:40 this morning, I thought the wind might blow down my house. It sounded fierce, and when I checked my weather app it read gusts between 21 and 39 mph. So the whole time getting dressed, I dreaded going outside. While running in the wind sucks in general, my eyes always water when I run, which is why I like to have pockets in my pants so I can carry tissues. I knew I'd be a weeping mess out in the wind.
But I guess it's a funny thing about runs: Some days are good and some are bad. This morning was a good run, despite the crazy wind that pushed me so hard I was running sideways and the rain that appeared even though the radar map on my app was completely clear. My eyes didn't water more than normal, and the tempo pace I was struggling with a week ago felt doable--even a little easy. In fact, I kept checking my pace to find I was running much faster than I should and forced myself to slow down. I didn't feel like I was pushing myself hard and felt no nausea.
I guess it just goes to show that you never know how your run will be, so the best thing to do is just to get out there and do it.
Distance: 4:06 miles; Time: 43:57; Pace: 2 miles at 9:49 pace sandwiched in between 2 miles at 11:30 pace
Labels: tempo run, wind