Tuesday, January 17, 2012

High Wind Warning

Sounds like a perfect time for a run to me!

This winter has been a pleasant surprise since we haven't had the typical Western New York weather yet, but even if we had we would still be out there running.

I told Mike tonight after our run, getting to that soon, that not very many extreme weather situations would dissuade us from running outside. Possibly negative degree temps in a blizzard, but we haven't encountered that type of situation yet. I really hate running on the treadmill so tonight we braved some "extreme" weather.

It really wasn't that bad and we have run in windy situations before, but this time might have been a little bit windier. Plus, we had to deal with pouring rain around a mile and a half. The one nice thing about this run was that I actually wore shorts, I don't think that is going to happen tomorrow though.

Our Garmins were closer in distance and pace this time! Mike did get ahead of me a little bit at the end because I got a horrible cramp right around 4.6 miles and it took about .2 miles for it to go away.

Lap 1 - 9:32 pace
Lap 2 - 9:54 pace
Lap 3 - 9:58 pace
Lap 4 - 9:16 pace
Lap 5 - 9:23 pace

Total Time: 48:04
Average Pace: 9:36 minutes per mile

Our pace evened out since the two miles close to 10 minute pace we were battling the wind and rain and then the 9:16 pace mile we had the wind at our back.

I'm glad we got out there and I know that we will probably run in worse conditions. I'm looking forward to our run tomorrow since we are going to do 3 easy miles with Rena and her boyfriend! I'm excited since this will be my first time meeting another blogger, hopefully we can get some photos!

What is the worst weather you have run in? Is there any weather that is too extreme for you to run outside?


  1. I am not keen on being super WET - especially if also COLD - and add in some crazy WIND and I probably would bail for an indoor workout. But I ran last week in the 20's and had to shed clothes very quickly into getting going (stashed on side of trail on and out and back). I sweated so much I had a cool salt mustache and eyebrows. So obviously that isn't the "too cold" mark yet. Though it was pretty sunny and not too windy (and not raining). I'm still measuring my ability to suck it up though. Good for you getting your run done no matter what.

    1. That always happens to me! That's why I didn't wear a hat at our race last weekend since I knew I was going to get hot. I'm always sporting salt on my face, but it doesn't happen to Mike as much!

  2. I have run in all kinds of weather...sub zero temps...50 mph winds (hurricane last fall)...pouring rain...95 degree temp (last summer)...for as many years as I have been running I have done it all!! I guess if you want to run you don't let the weather stop you!!

    1. Exactly! I don't think too many things will stop us from running outside, I prefer it over the stuffy gym.

  3. Living in Ithaca brought some cold running days-- and the temps and snow in your area were usually worse! Awesome attitude about getting out there... and that is an impressive pace for a windy run!

    1. Thanks Laura, some of it we had the wind at our back so that helped!

      We haven't had our typical winter AT ALL this year so I am a little curious how the rest will be!

  4. Noting makes a crabbier runner than wind - boo wind!!! But I'll take it over the treadmill any day! Awesome blog!

    1. Thanks Kathy, I'm glad you like it!

      I didn't mind the wind too much since it was never in our face, I did feel like I was running sideways at times, though!