When I was a kid, I remember hearing the stories of “walking to school in the snow, up hill both ways..” – I want to know – why didn’t you just go the other way so that it was down hill both ways? Now some would say that it being up hill both ways is impossible. But I think all runners/cyclists have ended up on a run/cycle trip that somehow – seemed to be uphill the entire way.
Well last night I headed out to do a quick loop, and got hit in the face with a strong wind. Just before hitting the first mile marker, I made a 90 degree turn – and got a huge gust of wind in my face…Then right before my second mile, turned another 90 degrees or so.. and got a huge gust of wind in my face. Guess what happened on my last leg of my square I ran? Yup.. Another gust of wind in my face. I ran an entire loop with the wind in my face the entire way. So if I had run the other way – I would have had the wind at my back the entire way! No Such Luck.
The run itself was nice, although I focused on keeping an enjoyable pace as my body was tired from not sleeping well.
Mile 1: 8:21
Mile 2: 8:28
Mile 3: 8:02
Last 1/2: 4:14
I seem to have sped up overall recently. I think I may need to go out and really push one – and see how I do. I had planned on doing that for “Cupid’s Chase” over the weekend, until I saw the price. FIFTY BUCKS!! For a 5k? The Utica Boilermaker is only $35, and that is a 15k with beer. The Greater Binghamton 1/2 Marathon is only $45. The price was too rich for my blood. Apparently I am a cheap runner.
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