I've been skipping the pace runs most weeks. Too busy, too much on the go. But Coach Brian had the day off so we started out from our house on a crappy, crappy day. The wind was "brisk" from the west, with a mixture of sleet and snow. But we toughed it out -- at least for the first part.
We ran south on Neil Road and then headed west for a little bit to get our warm-up mile in. And then we turned around and headed into the wind for our "pace" miles. Well, it wasn't going to happen. At one point, I'm quite sure that the wind was so strong that while I was working as hard as I could, I really wasn't going anywhere. So we got a grand total of 2 pace miles -- 4 miles total including the warm up and cool down. Here are my splits:
8:34 (pace -- into the wind)
7:52 (pace -- wind at my back)
So, not a great "pace" day. But the beer still tasted good!
That run put me over 40 miles for the week for the first time in my training -- 41 miles total for the week.