Wind = 98697654 Me = 0
So my idea of running my tempo run today outside in up to 40 mph wind gusts... not my best ever. The plan was to warm-up 1 mile then do 3 miles at tempo with the wind at my back leaving 1 mile at tempo and 3 easy miles into the wind. (Side note: Is it cheating or just smart to do your tempo miles with the aid of the wind?) It was a great plan in my head (and that is where it should have stayed). I knew it was going to be difficult on the way back but I figured I could handle it since I have battled the wind on my last 5 or so runs. Plus, I couldn't bring myself to hitting the treadmill today. The wind was so ridiculously strong today that it literally stopped me in my tracks. I ended up doing a run/walk mix on the last 3 miles not because I was tired but because I could no longer fight it.
Do you think I can count this as both a cardio and strength training? Now that I'm done I feel like I partook in one of those strong man competitions.
On a completely unrelated note I'm thinking of starting a picture of the week and/or things I'm loving right now post. What do you think? Any interest? It's not necessarily running related but I thought it might help break up my constant posts about the wind and my travel schedule.