Saturday, December 13, 2008

If It Weren't So Windy, It'd Be OK

"If it weren't so windy, it'd be ok," I heard a woman mutter as I entered the grocery store post-run.

That was an understatement. The first two-and-a-half miles out in a stiff headwind could be the windiest and one of the toughest runs I've ever done. It felt like running in a wind tunnel. Rick looked like the Easter Bunny, fresh and teasing us by running backwards. He really is too strong. Then Travis left us in the dust for the last mile. Must have been sub-7 and that was mile 17.

This was my first 5 miles since Chicago. Suffered enough to feel nauseated at the end. Good feeling! :-)

Thanks, Rick and Travis for putting up with me!

Route:--Elev. Avg:742 ft
Location:Blue Springs, MOElev. Gain:+26 ft
Date:12/13/08Up/Downhill: [+265/-239]
Time:10:45 AMDifficulty:2.7 / 5.0

Weather:Fair and Breezy

50 F temp; 47% humidity

50 F heat index; winds S 23 G 37

Distance: 5.00 miles

Speed:7.1 mph

Pace:8' 25 /mi


Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
18' 32+0' 077.0-0.1+19 ft
28' 43+0' 186.9-0.2+3 ft
38' 37+0' 127.0-0.20 ft
48' 11-0' 147.3+0.2-4 ft
end8' 01-0' 247.5+0.3+7 ft
Versus average of 8' 25 min/mile

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Rick said...

Great job out there. That wind was brutal!!!

Jesse said...

I fought 25mph gusts myself during my run Saturday morning! Brutal.

Sounds like your recovery is coming along great! You'll be doing those long ones in no time.

runner-grrl said...

Thanks, Jesse and Rick! It feels good to be running again, esp. outdoors and with some buddies. I'm finally getting hopeful. :-)