Wow. That is all I can say about the wind today. I drove down to the park to try and find a bit of shelter for my run, I expect it was better than it would have been on the open road, but it was still gusty! I heard on the way home it was 50km/hr gusting to 80km/hr.
So maybe the reason my run felt tougher than it should have is the wind. Maybe I am tired, or maybe I am thinking about it too much- the way I often psych myself out before a race. Regardless I managed to run my 15km at race pace. I wish I could say it was effortless, but it wasn't.
One thing about training in the tough weather, is it builds mental tenacity. I am banking on that paying off in a week, somewhere around 35km.
My goals for the week are active recovery, feeling a bit of zip return, and staying calm and positive. As well I am fueling up on the good stuff, and taking my iron diligently. This way I am going in with a full tank and have a better chance of running to my full potential.
TFTD: Run 15km 75mins