More miles than degrees club (Read 3824 times)

    Got in a wimpy 3 miles at 1 degree this morning.  Even my snot was frozen!!!

      11 mi. @ 2 deg.  Hoping to check out of the club for a few days now, if we're lucky around here!

      - Joe

      all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

        15 degrees warmer here this morning, a torrid 8F.  I'm out of the club today.

        Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

          Wow, we were colder than you were this morning!  It's already warming up here quite fast, but it was only 2F here at 5 AM, 5F by 7AM.

           

          p.s., Looking forward to teens, as weird as that sounds!

          - Joe

          all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


          Cheap and Evil Girl

            Starting temp -11.8 degrees F.

            Ending temp -4.0 degrees F.

             

            10 mile run.

             

            One eye frozen shut, but came home with all fingers and toes.  Actually wasn't all that bad, considering.  Gorgeous sunrise.

            I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

             

            "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

              Starting temp -11.8 degrees F.

              Ending temp -4.0 degrees F.

               

              10 mile run.

               

              One eye frozen shut, but came home with all fingers and toes.  Actually wasn't all that bad, considering.  Gorgeous sunrise.

               

              Daily winner!  I think we will even give you credit for -12, but appreciate your honesty.

               

              (Never had an eye frozen shut before.  I think it might have freaked me out had it been me.  OTOH, I guess if one was still open you'd be good to go!)

              - Joe

              all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

                Yesterday's run was 6.2 miles.  -10F at the start, -9F at the finish.

                 

                Today was about 5 miles.  -8F at the start, -6F at the finish.

                 

                I have to say, I'm completely shocked that it's possible to be comfortable in this weather.  The wind was pretty gusty (~15mph, gusts up to 30+).

                "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                Emil Zatopek


                Cheap and Evil Girl

                   

                  Daily winner!  I think we will even give you credit for -12, but appreciate your honesty.

                   

                  (Never had an eye frozen shut before.  I think it might have freaked me out had it been me.  OTOH, I guess if one was still open you'd be good to go!)

                   

                  I was almost home by the time that happened, so I wasn't worried.  My other eye was totally fine, must have been the way my neck gaiter was funneling my breathe upwards.  Maybe I had it on crooked.

                   

                  My iPhone turned itself off though.  I had taken a couple sunrise photos, and then texted my husband at the halfway point to let him know I was on my way home and it turned itself off after that.  I had to stick it in my mitten for a mile or so before it warmed up enough to turn back on.  That made me nervous, not being sure if I could get my phone to turn back on.  I run trail and there was no one around if I got into trouble.  But I made it home just fine.

                  I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                   

                  "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                    Got in 8 miles at 3 degrees.  Seemed balmy compared to yesterday's 0 degrees... strange because 3 degrees shouldn't make that big a difference. Maybe it was the sunshine and less windy.  Like everyone else, hope to be done with this club tomorrow!


                    Cheap and Evil Girl

                      Start temp -2.0 degrees F

                      End temp 6.0 degrees F

                       

                      10 mile run.  Still had "eyecycles" but I could also feel the difference in temp.  Less wind too.

                      I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

                       

                      "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

                        I'm in the club.. 6 miles at -3 degrees.  Actually felt pretty good!


                        ultramarathon/triathlete

                          So who's "winning" so far?   Who has the most miles with lowest temp (I'd assume it would be something in the negatives).

                          Some cooooold temps and some hard folks out there, nice work everyone!  I'm happy it's back in the 40s where I am.  I did my cold run and I'm fine keeping everything else above freezing lol.

                           

                          Keep it up!

                          HTFU?  Why not!

                          Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                          Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club


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                            So who's "winning" so far?   Who has the most miles with lowest temp (I'd assume it would be something in the negatives).

                             

                            Depends on how you score, I'd think. Those of us with 100s under our belt have a big advantage if it's miles - degrees.


                            ultramarathon/triathlete

                              Good point.

                              I think there should be two scoring options (not that we need a winner, but whatever).

                              Overall calculation (degrees and miles) where 10 miles at 9 degrees = 1 point

                              Overall badassery.  Not sure how that's calculated but maybe a weight is assigned to temps below freezing so the colder you get the more that degree change is worth.  So, -1 degree would give you more points than 10 degrees, then the above calculation could be made.

                              I mean, it's really more about the intense cold than the long miles in this thread.  The people talking about frozen eyes are killing it in my opinion.  That's hard core running and dedication!

                              HTFU?  Why not!

                              Coach: Empire Tri Club 

                              Speed Coach: Brooklyn Tri Club


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                                Last week when it was stupid cold outside, my spouse asked me, "Are you going to join that more miles than sense club?"  Uh, no.