The wind today was like running on hills. The wind was steady at 36 MPH with gusts up to 55. The image above is what the conditions were when I arrived home, it was actually a little warmer when I started.
Of course, my time was like a 9:49 average on the 8+ miles, that was actually pretty good considering the obstacles. Running into the west wind was going up a hill, running north and south it was pushing my feet into each other causing me to kick my ankles if I wasn’t staying focused, and running east was fighting the wind from pushing me, much like a downhill run.
It turned out to be a good multi-muscle workout which I don’t get on a normal run without all the resistance.