There are few things in exercise that I hate more than wind. Maybe having the pool shut down at the gym, but I digress.
No, the wind around Denver has been awful lately. Consistently it's been at 20 miles an hour for the last two-three weeks, and in many days it's howling over 30 miles an hour. Don't get me wrong, I understand springtime weather patterns. And I realize that I am probably over-exaggerating here, but believe me when I say that it's been consistently windy.
To make matters worse, every day I check the forecast for the next day. And sure enough, it brings promise of happiness and calm winds. Then by 9:00 am, nope! Trees are blowing around, the house makes funny noises, etc. And it really makes running a frustrating endeavor. Forget about cyling; I just want to run and the wind makes it not very enjoyable.
I know you can plan routes to have a tailwind on your back on the way home, but the majority of the routes around where we live have you running in between houses on the way home, rendering that point moot. And most of the time going out, you'd need to run uphill into the wind anyway. There isn't really a solution to this except to keep pounding the pavement, I guess...