8 Reasons Why I Hate Running In The Wind.
I went out today and ran 10.1 miles in 100 minutes.
Recently I seem to be regressing with my running. I’ve put on weight. My body feels like shit and to make things worse today was very windy….
But I got through it and I’m still here!
I’m not giving up now as I know a brighter phase is just around the corner. I’ve seen it so many times, so although my head’s low now, things will definitely improve. I can help myself along by silencing my mind and just running again tomorrow.
In the meantime here are 8 reasons why I hate running when it’s windy.
- For every minute you spend running with the wind at your back, you spend another running into it – Today I made the mistake of starting the run with the wind at back and then finishing it by running into it. I loved the first bit of the run, but the rest was a pain. If I was to run it again I’d start in the opposite direction.
- Running with Irish Hair is embarrassing – My hair is already messy as hell, I don’t need Southerly gales to mess up my style any more! It is time to become a skinhead I think.
- Running in the wind when it’s raining is a complete bastard – I don’t mind running in the rain that much. It’s just when the wind is blowing the rain into my face that it becomes a serious problem. Especially with glasses. I couldn’t dry them off today as my shirt was soaking from the rain.
- It’s difficult to maintain your pace when it’s windy – When the wind is at your back you feel like a king and want to run and become the winner! When you’re running against the wind, it’s very demoralising and even keeping an easy pace can be a problem.
- When running in gales, you have to be careful to maintain your balance – Even though I’m a large man I cannot compete with random 50mph tailwinds. I tend to run by roads a lot, so all it will take is one strong guest for me to be hit by a vehicle.
- High winds also tend to blow pedestrians about – ….and whatever they are bringing along with them on their walk. I was jogging along the top road toward in Carrickfergus and a lady was walking her tiny little dog. Now the dog was causing no problem to me or her owner, but the poor beast was being blown about like it was a furry kite. It’s hard to run in a straight line when a small animal is being blown into your face.
- Taking in fuel on long runs when it’s windy is much harder – If I’m trying to take in gels in the wind it’s hard enough to breathe let alone take in any energy!
- Running with loose fitting clothing in the wind is annoying as hell – I used to run with waterproof plastic trousers that would move like the Devil’s flaps. I had a waterproof jacket on and it pretty much did the same thing. Really annoying. I’d have thrown it away only it was freezing outside and some prude may have reported me for starting a strip act.