Monday, April 04, 2005

It was a cold and blustery day

The weather over the weekend turned very wintry and VERY windy. Originally I had heard forecasts of 10° and sunny on Sunday but it never materialized.

So with the clocks springing forward and the marathon group wanting to start an hour earlier and over 24 hours already of rain, snow, sleet and wind, I set out to do a 29K run with the clinic.

The first 9-10K was directly into the 40-60Km/h winds with the rain and sometimes snow pelting us in the face. I had the foresight to wear a hat with a peak to keep some of it off my face but it was still very unpleasant. We then turned west and had to lean to the side at times to stay upright. Once we turned south we were zipping along at around 5 minute kilometers but nobody seemed to care, they all just wanted it to be over.

I must say that after drying off a little, breakfast was very welcome. Hopefully that's the end of the wintry weather for our long runs but you never know...This is Canada after all.

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