I snuck in a 4 mile runch (run at lunch) this windy day. Seriously, it was windy. Just look at the flag.
The weather lady on TV said there would be 40 mph gusts. Sometimes it felt like running into a wall. But I got through it, and here’s my tips for wind running:
Basically, think of it like you’re running up and down a hill.
1) When it’s at your face, try to lean into it, the same as running up a hill.
2) When it’s at your back, try to loosen your form. Let it do the work for you, and just go along for the ride, just like running downhill.
3) You can also run in a skin tight body lycra suit to cut down on wind resistance.*
*This is optional.
Anyway, I followed 2 of my 3 tips and it went aight.
But I gotta say, all of this road and wind talk reminds me of this portion of a famous old Irish Blessing.
I have a 5k this Saturday, so I figured this was good practice in case it is windy on race day. And if it’s not, then all the better! Like doing hill work to prepare for a flat race.
In other news. Our kids are dorks. They were getting ready for bed and came out dressed like this:
They said they were “cold”. Weirdos.
How bout you? Ever runch? Anything other tips for running in the wind? Where do you think the kids get their goofiness from?
Oh my goodness, I ran an incredibly windy half marathon last fall (30mph+ the entire time!) and I have NEVER been so sore in my life as I was afterwards! It was hands down the hardest run I’ve ever done!