Thursday, November 25, 2010

Distance Running Tip- Never Underestimate Wind

The workout today was supposed to be 6 x 800 with 90 seconds recovery.


You guessed it - coming back was straight into a 13 mph headwind, and I felt horrible. I gave thought to stopping at 4, but ran one more with the wind just
to verify that the slow ones were indeed wind related, because I really could not tell.

You could not have paid me to run another into the wind. If I encounter conditions like this in the future, I may shorten the interval to 400s and just run them one way. And when you are racing in wind, make sure to tuck behind, because the energy you conserve will be significant.

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