Yesterday, it was windy.
And it knocked the wind out of my sails.
Okay, so not exactly, but the wind made my run SUPER DUPER HARD.
I felt like Bob Seger in that song “Against the Wind.”
I was running against the wind. Quite literally.
And boy, did I ever run SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Running against Tropical Storm level winds is HARD.
Paired with looking out for debris (thankfully the rain had stopped), I had one slow 5k.
I ran so much slower than normal for a 5k. I’m talking nearly 2.5 MINUTES slower with a 10:30 pace. It was CRAZY!!
It was a good mental, challenge, however, as it was more a battle with the brain adjusting to going slower than normal than it was a war between my body and the wind.
Have you ever run in super intense winds? How do you cope when your brain wants to do something different than you are physically able to handle at that moment?
I reminded myself to be grateful for my meditation practice and mental dedication to my sport. I also think it helped that I wore my awesome new Kinvara4 shoes and my new Nike shirt:
Always stay positive! And next run will have me back to my 8 minute miles!