It's Wind! How bad can it be!! It's not like there is anything attached to it. There is no tornado warning. No Lightning storm. Hell, we don't even have a risk of rain.
The first mile was great, wind at my back; I could barely keep my pace in control! I LOVE RUNNING!
Second mile was into the wind, but had a slight downhill. I kind of still LOVE running!
The third mile was parallel to the wind and uphill. Running? How about walking??
I don't know what happened, one minute I was good, I mean running into the wind was tough but I was able to maintain my desired pace, but one I turned up the hill and sideways to the wind, I was d-o-n-e. I ended up walking the last bit home, shivering from the cold. Now I still have to a long run and I have one pissed off dog who was 'promised' a run outside!
One thing I did find was that even though I was sideways in to the wind, I could not catch my breath. I found myself having to cover my mouth with my hand so that I could grab a passive breath. Otherwise the air was forcefully injected into me!
But other than the air, I can't figure out what was up, but I just know that I was miserable.
Actually, now that I put this down on paper, I think it has to do with tired legs. If I recall right, I think this is almost exactly how I felt when I tried to run after Solvang Century. Oh! That sucks! I just got done with another 100 and felt great! My legs are sore, but not tired.
Apparently, they are more tired than I thought.
Well, I don't know which is better. Having a miserable run because of the wind, or having a miserable run because of the tired legs?
Looks like I still have more work to do.
The title "mortal city" comes from Dar Williams. It's a great song and when it was 'Earth hour', I couldn't help but think of this song. Combined with the way I feel about the wind and....