Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:52
Hellish wind down here too .
Stromness to Birsay is quite a long way, did you go across Yesnaby? That must have been very wild! Done Skaill to Birsay, very exposed in places even in the Summer .
Hilly long run yesterday, got stopped in tracks a few times. Building up the long runs gradually now, 12wks till Strathearn marathon. Need to get the drinks and nutrition sorted as my stomach has been dodgy on the last few toward the end.
Cycling today because I thought it looked a bit better, but still had a bit of a battle over the higher parts. At one point I got hit by a freak hail storm and a massive gust of wind pushed me completely across the road, so I had to stop and walk until I got to a more sheltered bit. Luckily it was out in the country so no cars about at the time .
At least it is milder now, if it was freezing cold combined with this bloody wind I wouldn't be out cycling .