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 did however, feel 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?