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running in snow/100 mile months (Read 160 times)

    rare opportunity to run in the snow here in Seattle area.  today's run put me over 100 miles for the month.  54th consecutive,  since July 2009.  still not very fast though


    Wandering Wally

      Way to go!

       

      I find snow slows me down something fierce.  I will lose 1-2 minutes per mile depending on the depth and texture of the snow.

      Run!  Just Run!

       

      Trail Runner Nation Podcast

        I find snow slows me down something fierce.  I will lose 1-2 minutes per mile depending on the depth and texture of the snow.

         

        But I don't care.  I enjoy it.

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


        Cheap and Evil Girl

          Congratulations on your month!  It takes some dedication to keep up your running when conditions deteriorate.  I like to imagine all the fair weather runners taking it easy and losing fitness, while I am working hard and am ready to kick some tail come springtime. Smile

          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


          Wandering Wally

             

            But I don't care.  I enjoy it.

             

            Me too.  Far preferable to running through clouds of mosquitoes or deer flies.

            Run!  Just Run!

             

            Trail Runner Nation Podcast

              Congratulations on your month!  It takes some dedication to keep up your running when conditions deteriorate.  I like to imagine all the fair weather runners taking it easy and losing fitness, while I am working hard and am ready to kick some tail come springtime. Smile

               

              that would be the plan pending any unforseen injuries or other life stuff.  also waiting until feb/march tp pick it back up leaves a big shortage of time to train for any races, goal races or nongoal races.  I just like to run for the enjoyment of it too


              Latent Runner

                 

                Me too.  Far preferable to running through clouds of mosquitoes or deer flies.

                 

                I don't know about that; I find that when I'm running in the snow I miss my mid-run protein snack of flies and mosquitoes. 

                Fat old man PRs:

                • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                • 2-mile: 13:49
                • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                • 5-Mile: 37:24
                • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
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                  I find snow slows me down something fierce.  I will lose 1-2 minutes per mile depending on the depth and texture of the snow.

                  We had a series of races (5k, HM, Marathon) today in mashed potato snow. We would have loved to have only lost 1-2 min/mi. Wink  Marathoners - even the fast, experienced ones - were about 2 hrs slower than normal, and HM about 1 hr slower. When I say "normal", that's a hilly race. This was flat over frozen lakes, swamps, and some upland trails.

                  "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
                  SillyC


                     

                    I don't know about that; I find that when I'm running in the snow I miss my mid-run protein snack of flies and mosquitoes. 

                     

                    HAHAHA!

                     

                    I have bailed on more long runs because of deerflies than I have because of cold or snowy conditions.


                    Latent Runner

                       

                      HAHAHA!

                       

                      I have bailed on more long runs because of deerflies than I have because of cold or snowy conditions.

                       

                      Yup, me too; having cold/wet/soggy feet is nothing compared to having deerflies in your mouth, in both ears, in both eyes, and up your nose all at the same time.

                      Fat old man PRs:

                      • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                      • 2-mile: 13:49
                      • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                      • 5-Mile: 37:24
                      • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                      • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                      • Half Marathon: 1:42:13


                      day after day sameness

                        Deer flies are the worst. They will harass for miles on end. Perhaps this might help -- add a red solo cup to the top of your head...one runner's deer fly experiment.

                         

                        Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                        Latent Runner

                          I cheat; I wear the "Headnet" version of the Bug Baffler: http://bugbaffler.com/products.htm

                          Fat old man PRs:

                          • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                          • 2-mile: 13:49
                          • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                          • 5-Mile: 37:24
                          • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                          • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                          • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
                          SillyC


                            I cheat; I wear the "Headnet" version of the Bug Baffler: http://bugbaffler.com/products.htm

                             

                            Thanks!  I'm going to get one of these!


                            Wandering Wally

                              We had a series of races (5k, HM, Marathon) today in mashed potato snow. We would have loved to have only lost 1-2 min/mi. Wink  Marathoners - even the fast, experienced ones - were about 2 hrs slower than normal, and HM about 1 hr slower. When I say "normal", that's a hilly race. This was flat over frozen lakes, swamps, and some upland trails.

                               

                              Yeah, the last few days the snow here has been the consistency of fine beach sand.  More trudging than running.  Pace?  Forget it.  I'm just trying to keep moving.  I'm looking forward to a little colder temps to firm things back up.

                              Run!  Just Run!

                               

                              Trail Runner Nation Podcast


                              Latent Runner

                                 

                                Thanks!  I'm going to get one of these!

                                 

                                I got two; never know when you might have a friend who wants to join you on the trail.  Smile

                                Fat old man PRs:

                                • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
                                • 2-mile: 13:49
                                • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
                                • 5-Mile: 37:24
                                • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
                                • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
                                • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
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