>General Running>When to Double
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. "If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a Board and knock me down, because that means I didn't run hard enough" If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death. "Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still."
Personally I've been going with the theory that in this weather I'll just take my lumps and get in the miles--the miles do 90% of the work anyway--and look for warmer days for the real workouts.
But a couple of observations:
As makers and Minderbender pointed out, trying to glean any meaning from what pace you were able to hold in a tempo run in cold windy weather is kind of pointless. I'd say your struggles probably had more to do with the weather than the fact you did an easy 3 miles in the morning. Or just an off day. Either way I wouldn't stress over it.
I thought this thread was about backgammon. I'm sorry. Carry on.
The Logic of Long Distance
I think a primary reason to do doubles is because it changes your mindset about training.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Oh Mighty Wing