Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wind, Wind, Go Away

I went out for my 6 miler Saturday morning and just about got blown over.  This is Kansas after all, and I know it's windy about 390 days out of the year, but I was really looking forward to a good run and the wind just put a kink in my plans.....the first 3 miles was pretty much straight into a strong headwind....there were a couple times where I felt like I was standing still even though my feet were moving.  It was brutal and no fun. And I was exhausted the rest of the day, not so much from the run, but from the wind, it just drains my energy for some reason.

I was planning on doing 8 miles, but after I got out and started running in the wind, I cut it down to 6.  It was still a decent run, just windy, and slow.

Might do an easy run tomorrow depending on the weather (we're in the middle of a tornado warning right now...again, welcome to Kansas).  Or, I might rest and save my legs for a big basketball game Monday night.

My basketball team ended up finishing 2nd in the league and we are in the championship game of the postseason tournament on Monday night.  Looking forward to a good game.   The team we're playing lost to us and beat us, so this is the tie breaker.  Wish us luck!



10 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

It's been windy here as well. I like to think of running in the wind as resistance training. But I don't like it either!

Rookie on the Run said...

At least you didn't end up in a strange land with little people singing about how you squished some mean old witch! Hmmm... maybe tomorrow.

Good luck on your basketball game!!

Shannon said...

Sorry about the wind, it sucks!

Good luck at your game.

Missy said...

The wind is wearing us down too...blow your contacts right out of your eyes!

Fair Weather Runner said...

Yes the wind is just an added training element! HA. And what happened to the warm? Seriously. GRRR... have to do my 18 in the cold now. Boo. At least the tornadoes moved along!

Annette said...

I hate running in the wind. It's tough! Good for you for going for it - even if you did have to cut your run a little short.

Breadcrumb Runner said...

Urgh, I can completely relate to hating the wind. Sometimes (call me crazy) I get so mad I actually yell futiley at it! :) I don't like things messing with my run, ha.

My fingers are crossed for your basketball team!

joyRuN said...

Running into the wind bites. All that effort & it feels like you've progressed an inch!

aron said...

oh i hate running in the wind :( good job for getting the 6 done!

TiredMamaRunning said...

So, I know what I'm getting myself in to, but it once again makes me nervous about my spring marathon choice with the wind talk. :P I'm praying for just moderately windy and not hurricane force gusts on April 11.