After flipping my schedule around for the past few weeks—which included moving my pace runs from Saturday to Wednesday—I was excited to have a non-pace midweek run. Plus it was sunny and 50 degrees outside. Perfect. But I live in Michigan, and so there is always a catch. Yesterday’s catch came in the form of 40mph winds. That falls into the “tropical storm” category of Hurricane classifications.
Only runners would think, “low end of the tropical storm range, sunny, and warm, I’ll take it.” And, just because, I ran the quasi-hilly route (as oppose to the ‘Campus’ route with no major hills or the ‘running with the cows’ hilly route). Splits were good, going: 6:32 (hw*), 6:46, 7:06 (hw), 6:56, 6:41, 7:06, 7:03, 7:02, 7:06 (hw), 6:56 (hw).
Lastly, the foot felt fine except for a few awkward steps (typically hard left turns).
* hw = head wind