Well I guess it is all about direction, then, because it was damn cold. I mean the wind was blowing right through me. The dying Garmin only lasted 24 minutes in the cold.
I had on my wind-proof cycling jacket, wind-proof pants and neoprene Kayaking gloves plus Neoprene booties. You'd think I'd be warm... nope and by 10:00 I was a hour in and defeated. I had a ice cream headache. My ears were even aching and that never happens. Everything was done and after a particularly bad stretch before Pigeon Lake, I pulled the pin at the gravel at the end of the town proper. This was not going to be an 80K day.
In the end my data was: 22.22K out in 1:11:53 = AVG speed of 22.72 KMph, Back in 45:58 = AVG speed of 35.53 KMph. Add them together and divide by 2 and you get a daily average speed of 29.125 Kmph.
Then into the run...... still winds, just in the suburbs now so not as drastic. I set out to keep an easy tempo effort as I was still reeling for my idiocy from Wednesday's run. I did the 5K in 27.15 = 8:46 minute miles.... nothing to write Mom about, but I did it when all I wanted to do was wrap myself in blankies and get in the hot tub.
Stick a fork in me... I'm done - (well, until tomorrow when I have a 10 mile or so to run) - until then.