Saturday, May 8, 2010

It Must Be Windsday!!

The weather here in NYC was crazy today! The sun was shining but the wind has been whipping all day long. The kind of wind that brings down trees and light posts and blows in your windows and knocks your stuff over...

Sam took a road trip to Penn State today to watch his brother graduate from grad school. I stayed behind so I could get some chores done and, most importantly, I had to pick up something very very special... I promise pictures tomorrow of our new addition ;). After I got home from running all my errands it was nearly 4pm. I had hoped to go for a run today but I really hate running in the afternoon. I find that if I try to run after I have been eating/drinking all day my stomach gets upset. It's a good thing races are always in the morning! Does anyone else find it is more difficult for them to run in afternoon/evenings? Or bike/swim? I have no problem with biking or swimming but running in the afternoon is tough!

After some deliberation I decided that I would give it a try. I figured worst case scenario I would get in 2 miles, the shortest loop from my house, but I was really hoping to get over 4. The first mile and a half really sucked - my stomach hurt and my sides were cramping. The wind was blowing so hard that at times I felt like it was going to pick me right up off the ground! Around 1.5 miles I was thinking of heading home but I decided I would do at least 3. I'm glad I stuck with it because I found my grove and ended up running around 5.2 miles. It was also a perfect day to try out one of my new Asphalt Green tops today. I loved it!

 


The plan for tomorrow is to swim in the long course pool in the morning and then drive up to Westchester for Bicycle Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway. It is supposed to be sunny and cooler but super windy. Hopefully they won't cancel it because of the wind! Only two weeks until the Pine Barrens Triathlon!

5 comments:

Jon said...

I hate running in the afternoon as well. I like how I can roll outa bed in the morning and just go. Have fun on the Bronx Parkway!

Leah said...

I have yet to figure out a rhyme or reason for why some runs feel worse than others! This wind is inSANE. Hope your bike ride goes well today.

Ironman By Thirty said...

We've got that wind here in West Michigan as well. It has made for some tough bike rides. Hope your ride goes well - have fun!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Cute top! Because of the kids club schedule at my gym, I usually end up running around 4pm. I find that if I have a good snack around 3, then I'm good to go for my run! Maybe my body is just used to running in the afternoons...I don't know?!

Regina said...

The wind has been crazy!!!! I love running in the afternoon. I hate running in the morning, my legs are still asleep.

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