I’m glad I headed out as early as I did.. winds are gusting 30 mph now. it’d have been mostly in my face on the way back too.
This was a straight out and back on our local rails to trails. I figured out the hydration vest, but I wasn’t prepared for all the sloshing noise. Lol. It’s a good thing I don’t listen to music on my runs…
I did bring a Gatorade to leave for the back. I left it on the memorial bench for our late Msr. Greg at about the 2.5ish mile mark. I brought two PowerBar PowerGels with me (strawberry-banana & vanilla). Both were tasty, no tummy issues, but very messy. I had to use some of my water to rinse off my sticky fingers. Took them during a walk break at 3 something and 6 something.
The run out was fine, turned around at 4.5. From 4.5 to mile 6, elevation was a little lower, so it provided a little buffer from the wind.
Mile 7 was brutal. Just finished the hell hill and that’s when the wind really hit. Mostly in my face, and the back is slightly uphill too. Ugggggggggghhhhhh…. At mile 6 something is when I’d had my other gel, which coincided with the Gatorade. I did walk an extra 3 minutes when I should have been running, but I needed the walk for fueling. I’m so glad I listened to my body. Miles 8 and 9 felt strong again.
I’m looking forward to next week’s double digit run.