April 15, 2007

Running Against The Wind

The weather pattern in Ohio has continued. It is very windy almost everyday and the temps are in the 30’s. The first two weeks in January were much warmer and I did not have to deal with so much wind. I have found there is not much you can do when it is windy. The main focus is on knee drive and relaxing the upper body as much as you can. When doing harder workout it’s best to have the wind behind you as often as you can.
In windy and cold conditions I usually wear my moisture wicking shirt and gortex jacket. The gortex jacket is one of the best purchases I have made for my running. You can’t believe how it protects you from the elements. The wind use to slice right through me with my other jacket. The gortex jacket I do not feel a thing. If you pick one up now on sale it will be well worth it.
This week I ran a total of 65 miles. Monday I ran my AT run with splits of 6:13, 6:09, 6:09 and 6:13. The slower spits were into the wind. My At run was not as smooth and it might be because of the wind. The rest of the runs were around 7:00 to 7:20 pace. I hoping for 70 mile next week and try to increase my long run to 12 miles. Until next time, have a Great Run

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