Without going into too much of a rant, let me just say that I'm really tired of two things right now: scheduling my runs around others & the freaking wind.
The new plan is that I will *really* try to run solo in the morning before work (at least on Monday & Wednesday) before work before the wind gets too bad.
Disadvantages: No running partner, colder running temps, earlier wake-up (coldest part of the day is right after the sun comes up, so temps will be close to the lows listed in the weather forecast)
Advantages: Less wind, Can run from home (vs. drive to meet somewhere), less rushing after work.
Wish me luck! I'll need it when the alarm goes off...
[Updated: Thanks for the well-wishes. Day 1 was a success!!!]