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MRT: This too shall pass
At 25 degrees, today is the coldest morning of the season thus far. Hopefully it is just an anomaly and not here for good!
How is it where you are?
It's 21 degrees here in central Illinois this morning with .75" of snow on the ground...........even broke down and turned on the furnace this morning to find out it won't kick in. I guess it's a call to a repair man today. It sucks being a grown up sometimes!
I'm taking a rest day today. Happy running everyone!
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17
Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08
I race in SparkleSkirts
It is cold here in NYC too....temperatures in the 30s and expected to fall all day and eventually have a windchill of single digits tonight ....some flurries expected today but nothing that will stick according to the news.
URD for me. I had some paperwork I needed to get up early and do before work, so I've been up since 5:00 but unfortunately not running. My right shin is bugging me a little bit again, too, so I'm not too upset about the URD and it is probably for the best anyway.
PRs: 5K- 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13) 4M- 41:43 (9/7/13) 15K- 1:34:25 (8/17/13) 10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14) HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)
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Good morning everyone!
Not as cold here, 38* this morning, perfect for my first ever round of speed work. 9 miles with 4 at HM pace done, great run! Can't wait to see what I can do with some more focused training under my belt. Definitely a different kind of satisfaction from just having a good run, to nailing a specific workout, I like it!
Hope everyone has a great day!
2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M
Barking Mad To Run
Timmynoggy: a device that saves time and labor. In today's case....my couch!
Today is definitely a rest day for me. Saturday I did my 63rd race of 2013 - http://www.runningahead.com/groups/BF_and_Beyond/forum/7065ae8903b9498f80b07c733856e280/resume#focus. Sunday, went to Fort Sam Houston and ran 3.2 miles of hills. Monday, went to the YMCA as my starting point, did 3.5 miles easy, and then did a weight training circuit after I got back to the gym. Rest day today, very unusual for me to run 3 days in a row. My arthritis is letting me know about it! Did have a nice dinner with Gail on Veteran's Day at Olive Garden, they were providing a very discounted items menu for all vets. The place was really busy - San Antonio, with 5 military locations/bases is known as "Military City", so lots of vets and their families showing up - but we got in pretty quickly, actually.
So what Timmynoggy are you using today, if any?
Sorry about the cold weather, LRB and Sparker and Kristin. However, ya'll are in "winter snow" states, right? Where, unlike here in South Texas, there is REAL winter, correct? Tis the season....bundle up! OK, this should make LRB and Sparker and the "real winter" folks laugh...the cold Canadian air moving down from the North will bring us a "cold' front for a few days starting later this evening. Right now it is about 63 degrees (6:21 a.m. Texas time) but by 5 PM our time we are supposed to drop all the way into - GASP! - the 40s! Tomorrow morning and for the next few days, it will be in the 30s when we get up. Which makes us feel cold, since it's a 20+ degree drop in temp for us...but still nothing like the 'real winter" states get.
Sorry about the furnace, Sparker, better get that resolved quick!
Good luck with the paperwork, Kristin. I know how you feel. I had a 3-day weekend - off yesterday for Veteran's Day - and now have about 100 e-mails to read. Catch-up, catch-up!
38 isn't cold, Dave? You must have part ice-water in your veins. Congrats on your speed work!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
Nice job Dtothe2nd!
The weather is yucky here today. It will get colder as the day progresses and we'll have cold rain and maybe a mix of stuff depending on what the temp is when the precip hits. So, I'll take a RD today and do some yoga in my nice, warm house.
Today is the dreaded meeting day. I'm half time and Tuesdays are usually anywhere from 6-8 hours of meetings. Today will be the 8 hour variety. So almost half my week will be vaporized. I worked 5 Sunday, so early weekend for me!
Morning! Weights and kickboxing tonight.
Muhahahaha. This is where I tell you it's 80F here in Miami. Well, it fucking is. So, high of 90s heat index today. Bah.
Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
on my way to badass
Still waiting for the perfect race picture. 5K PR-35:38 , 10K PR 1:11:16 First HM 9/21/2014
Good luck with the meeting, Hobbit.
Snow on the ground already, Stone Fence? Are you in Canada? Or maybe Minnesota...which is about Canada...
Happy workout, Damaris. I'd take your temps any time over the 40s and 30s. I HATE cold weather!
OK, off to do some catch-up at work.
So what do you say there, internetters! Windy, a little rainy, and cold here today. With the weather being such, I treadmilled before work. 7 miles at 7:57 pace.
Scotty, I said not *as* cold lol But I actually like running in the cold, because I get really hot when I run (re: sweat a lot!!). 30-40* is my favorite, I can wear a thin layer with light gloves and hat and be perfectly comfortable.
Rocky and I got 5 miles in on the trails this morning, freezing cold with a temperature of 34 degrees (my gloves weren't warm enough) but we got out there anyways. Rocky of course loved it, and we ran the course for the race this Saturday which is marked very well. It is a 5k loop so I'll be running it 3 times Saturday, I am hoping that there aren't too many ladies running the 15k so that I can maybe place in the top 3.
*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
5k - 24:40 (7:57 min/mile pace)
10k - 54:39 (8:48 min/mile pace)
15k -1:24:04 (9:01 min/mile pace)
13.1 - 1:56:38 (8:54 min/mile pace) Sub 2 hours!!!