6 Miles in the WIND!

Wow, I was not expecting it to be so cold out there.  I wanted to run 6 miles after group today, but I was expecting it to be warmer.  It never fails, when I am raring to go, my garmin takes forever to load.  I ended up walking just because it was too cold to stand still while I waited.  

I started off too fast--I need to work on negative splits. I haven't run in 5 days and I was worried about not making it.  I planned on a 6 mile route I had run in the past and I am glad I thought about it beforehand--it made it harder for me to quit and pick a shorter route when I got started.  At one point, I almost talked myself into running 3 miles, but I stuck with my route, which forced me to get the additional miles in.  

The wind was brutal (25 mph)!  I wondered if I was actually moving--the wind was blowing so hard.

I found this cool picture "Running against the wind" by Dale Wicks, please visit the artist's website here, 

I love this picture.  It looks just like me-red hair and all.  My left groin area started hurting at mile 3 and is still a little achy--but I feel good.  I needed to run today.  Lately, I have been feeling like I have too much on my plate and I am a rubber band stretched all the way to the limit--running is my ME time.

No Ipod today--too many thoughts.

Avg Pace
100:09:02 1.00 09:02
200:09:41 1.00 09:41
300:10:25 1.00 10:25
400:09:51 1.00 09:51
500:10:07 1.00 10:07
600:09:19 1.00 09:19
700:00:01 0.00 09:24

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