Today, Coach Brian and I ventured out into the wild weather -- sleet going sideways type wild weather -- to try to get in our 6 mile pace run (4 miles at pace with a 1 mile warm-up and cool-down). Our warm-up run was pretty good heading mostly south and then a bit east. But the wind was 39 KM/h gusting to 65 KM/h from the west -- so heading west wasn't so good.
We ended up bailing on the 4 miles of pace and shortened it to 2 miles at pace -- but our muscles were plenty sore enough. At one point, I actually felt like I wasn't moving forward despite working hard and leaning into the wind.
Here are my splits:
8:34 (into the wind)
7:52 (wind behind me, but my legs were done)
It was a tough run -- but just being out there today made us better men than most. And the beer (Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout) still tasted great afterwards!