Break (through) Wind!

Monday: 15min Rope Pull

Happy Monday! I did a real, live, outdoor long run this weekend! I haven’t been outside in almost a month! I’m not as hardcore as some runners out there and waited until all the snow & ice was officially gone. I am however, hardcore about brunch. I took Cameron to Founding Farmers Saturday morning. It’s amazing food–all local farm to table hippie dippie, pay more/feel good fare. Okay–it’s not the expensive for what it was. They even make their own booze, so that’s cool.

biscuits with spinach, mushroom, turkey sausage & a farmers salad

biscuits with spinach, mushroom, turkey sausage & a farmers salad

Cameron ordered chicken & waffles–I totally suck and forgot a picture, but we did order thick cut bacon with brown sugar.. and it came out like this:


I swear I could be a vegan if it weren’t for bacon, eggs, chocolate & cream for my coffee.

gin & mint.

gin & mint.

Back to yesterday’s long run… I felt like giving up and turning around so many times because of the wind (almost typed wine.. haha). Wind is my least favorite element to run in…especially when it’s a big bully and pushes me around. I was dealing with “substantial wind” according to Runner’s World.

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I kept wanting to turn back, but I was feeling stubborn. I had already skipped the long run last week, so i needed this. I needed a long, good run–although this felt much harder than it should of, I’m still happy I went the full 12 miles. Runner’s World had an article about how wind slows your pace down.

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Tips for running in the wind!

– Accept that you will run slower than normal. Focus on effort opposed to pace/time. Running in the elements will prepare you for race conditions.

-The wind (especially in early spring) feels cooler than the actual temperature. Wear gloves if it’s under 50 degrees. My hands were freezing because of the darn wind. Wear a hat if your ears are sensitive and always wear fitted clothes. Loose clothes will cause more resistance and slow you down.

-When you get a tail wind, enjoy it! Smile and relax, use it like a recovery break.

-Bring chapstick, tissues, and water. The wind can really dry you up!

-When the run isn’t going as planned, have something positive to mentally focus on. I always think of the hot cup of coffee I’m going to relax with when I’m finished. 🙂

Workout Recap!

Monday: 30min TRX Rip Trainer full body w/o4m easy 8:25/pace

Tuesday: 6.1m intervals 8 x 400s (3 @ 5:39/pace, 3 @ 5:37, 2 @ 5:39)

Wednesday: 2500m row, 100 burpees, 100 knees to chest situps

Thursday: 5.3m 7:19/pace fartlek run (1st outside run in a month!)

Friday: 100 TRX Chest flys, 100 TRX Chest Press, 100 TRX Wide Row w/shoulder rotation (broke up into sets of 20, with minimal rest)

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 12m easy 8:24/pace

Total: 27.4

What is your least favorite element to run in?

Tips for spring wind?