Windy Run || Run like the Wind

So what was my favorite excuse? Its too windy. Yes that exactly that was my main punchline. Windy as in actual wind, not passing wind. Nope farting wasn’t the issue. If you have that issue, don’t worry about it, nothing lightens up the mood in a running group if you squeeze a fart, and shout TURBO mode. Jokes aside…The reason you might be fartingcomes whilst runningis thatrunning usually speeds up your digestion process. Combine that with the pounding of your feet, and you get thefartfrequency.

There is another type of wind… The second wind… heard of that… what happens is…

As your body pumps more blood through your muscles, you start to perspire and running usually feels easier…

Other runners talk about a second wind when you are approaching the the 7 or 8K mark in a 10K race. Suddenly you get a boost in energy, a power surge, ignore the tiredness the soreness and booohmmm off you go suddenly at a much faster pace crossing the line in style.

What actually is happening is One hypothesis is that your body is switching from burning carbohydrates to fat, but there are a few holes in the theory. Other experts think it could have to do with lactic acid and oxygen in your muscles. Research shows the chemical lactic acid requires less oxygen to power your muscles than other sources of fuel. When you have a build up of lactic acid in the muscles, you may be able to go harder and feel less pain as you do, “You tell everyone that you suddenly got your ‘second wind,'” ….”But actually you started to use huge amounts of lactic acid, which requires less oxygen for energy, and your blood became less acidic so you were able to run faster again.”

And now according to the British Medical Journal listen to this…

Most likely, second wind is a mental thing, having to do with your neurochemicals or psychology, scientists believe. The BMJ notes that “second wind” phenomenon is similar to the concept of a “runner’s high,” which has been researched throughout the years.1. Is it true? Is it true that I cannot run if it is windy? Have there been times when I had a great run experience anyway?

2. Is it logical? Is it logical that just because I didn’t wear the correct running gear running in the wind isn’t for me?

3. Is it helpful? Does having this belief enhance my chances of improving as a runner today or in the near future?

If you can dispute your own beliefs, it opens up room for more productive beliefs and thoughts.Productive,positivethoughts enhanceselfconfidence, improvefocus(Focus on what you are doing in the present), help you remain calm during pressure situations and create a positive mindset for competing. Accepting that you can’t perform perfectly and not seeking perfection helps you as a athlete to perform better… Better than yesterday, better than last week, last month and last year.

Let’s close todays windy show… there is a great verse I want to share with you…

John 3:8 “The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

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