More miles than degrees club (Read 3879 times)

    Niko's looking handsome!

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


    Cheap and Evil Girl

      Thanks, I think so too. 

       

      This was how he looked during our run yesterday in the blizzard we got.

       

      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

        Aww, what a great guy!  (and a great portrait!)

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

          I bet it's great to have his company on these cold blustery days.  And I bet he's happy to go and doesn't give you a hard time!  I can only rarely get my own sons (also runners) to run with their old man.  Oh, they run in the bad weather, too.  I just think dad's not that cool....  On one of the very rare times a couple of weeks ago I was running with my oldest (17 y.o.) in the dark early cold and I told him I had used some of his and his brothers' lingo in a presentation at work, their term "old timey."  And he glanced at me sideways and said, "Yeah, dad, and now that you're saying it, it's dead to us."

          - Joe

          We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.

            Is this Celsius or Fahrenheit?

             

            Cuz its so damn cold here right now that a 1 mile run will get me into the club if Fahrenheit!

            2014 Goals

            Weight - 200 lbs (not happening!)

            2000 miles (Over 2000 and shooting for 2400)

            Stay healthy for Boston 2015 (So far, so good)

            Marathon - 3:05 (Didn't happen - Took and shot at sub 3 and blew up a bit)

            5k - 19:55 (19:43 July 4, 2014)

             

              Fully ten degrees warmer this morning than yesterday, and I still renewed my MMTD certification.  (-5F to +5F)

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

                Same here.    We didn't get quite as much of a heat wave as you did, only -1F to 6F yesterday to today, but I still covered the 6.

                - Joe

                We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.


                Cheap and Evil Girl

                  I bet it's great to have his company on these cold blustery days.  And I bet he's happy to go and doesn't give you a hard time!  I can only rarely get my own sons (also runners) to run with their old man.  Oh, they run in the bad weather, too.  I just think dad's not that cool....  On one of the very rare times a couple of weeks ago I was running with my oldest (17 y.o.) in the dark early cold and I told him I had used some of his and his brothers' lingo in a presentation at work, their term "old timey."  And he glanced at me sideways and said, "Yeah, dad, and now that you're saying it, it's dead to us."

                   

                   

                  Running with a dog has totally renewed my commitment to running.  He has taught me a lot about appreciating the little things.  It's not all fun and games (poop bags, stray dogs, his insistence on negative splits) but I never blow off a run because he totally expects his run every morning during the week.  When it is too cold, like today, I always feel bad telling him he can't come with me.

                   

                  Ten miles for me, snowshoes on a nice, snowmobile-groomed trail, at 5 degrees.  I'm surviving by imaging how nice my legs are going to look in shorts this summer lol.

                  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

                    Surprised it took me this long this winter. 20 miles, 13 degrees (5 at the start). Added embarrassment of starting in the dark with the dorkmaster2000 reflective vest, and ending in the bright sunshine still wearing it.

                    Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
                    We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

                      Surprised it took me this long this winter. 20 miles, 13 degrees (5 at the start). Added embarrassment of starting in the dark with the dorkmaster2000 reflective vest, and ending in the bright sunshine still wearing it.

                       

                      Welcome to the club, Kevin!

                       

                      BTW, I think I have the same model vest.  I was once running along wearing it after sunrise as you were this morning when a small pack of high school girls approached.  As they got close one of them ran out in front of the others and yelled, "Can you see me?  Can you see me?", and the other girls responded, "Yes.  Yes, we can.  Like the sun!"  That was one of the better hecklings I've got over the years.

                      - Joe

                      We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.


                      The Irreverent Reverand

                        Joined once again! 15 miles this morning on a 10° day. Woo hoo!

                        Husband. Father of three. Lutheran pastor. National Guardsman. Runner. Political junkie. Baseball fan.

                         

                        Goals for 2014:

                        Sub-3:30 marathon; run for a year free from major injuries or interruptions

                        PRs: 3:27 marathon; 1:41 half; 45:07 10K; 23:26 5K; 6:02 mile; <12 parsecs Kessel Run

                          21 miles at 15 degrees.

                           

                          Easiest more miles than degrees club entry of my life, at least in terms of temperature.

                           

                          I might have had one 11 miler earlier this winter when it was 9 or 10f without the wind but otherwise I had done a stellar job avoiding this club until today.

                           

                          Also I saw Shalane Flanagan on my run so I pretty much win for today. 'Prec.

                          Runners run.

                          TJN


                          S Army Kettle run...

                            7.5 miles at -3

                             

                            Tad bit torn on this one.  Great run ... everyone from our little running group showed up, great stories/conversation, no wind, really didn't feel cold.  Cut it short because of the temperature, but probably could have made the scheduled route just fine.... and now it's snowing again.

                             

                            Not too thrilled that I'm getting used to this stuff.

                            Tim 

                              20 miles at 9 degrees, a PB for MMTD points.

                               

                              However I did not see any elite women marathoners out running, so the day was pretty much a loss.

                              Dave

                                After being a coward for all of Jan and sticking mostly with trips to the gym and runs on the treadmill, I could finally take it no more and had to venture outside.

                                 

                                6.3 miles in 1 lonely degree Saturday morning.

                                 

                                It felt absolutely wonderful to be outside!