More miles than degrees club (Read 3819 times)

    6.8mi today, 4F with -8F windchill.  After wannabe basically kicked my butt out the door :P

    'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

     

    "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

     

    "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

    man myth dick


      Morning practice today at the University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL  took place under conditions of 1 degree F. 2.84 miles with my group, another group was probably around 4. The total volume of workout later today may again eclipse the afternoon temperature as daytime highs are expected to be anywhere from 7 to 11 degrees. This morning's run was done with two guys I'd be okay ending up on an island with and one guy that would cause me great anxiety to be trapped on an island with (cough, cough JP) Just kidding....but seriously. Roll frozen tide! 

          This may have been asked before, but if the National Weather Service says it's -0F, can I join the club by running +0 miles?

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

            Managed 7 miles and it was 4F with 5-10 mph winds when I left (Rochester, MN).  I actually timed this run later than normal because it was supposed to be warmer, but the warm front hasn't quite made its way to us yet.  After a week of brutal cold, we're finally supposed to be above average and maybe start to thaw some our snow pack.  


            Zeus

              14 miles and 7 degrees along Chicago's beautiful (and icy) lakefront.

              2011 goals [take 1]: 18:36 5k; 39:59 10k; 1:29:00 1/2 marathon; 3:10:00 BQ marathon (2013 standards)
              2011 goals [take 2]: 18:00 5k; 38:30 10k; 1:28:26 1/2 mar; 3:03:00
              2nd life PR's: 19:24 5k / 39:52 10k / 1:27:36 1/2 mar / 3:08:03 marathon


              Happy Camper

                Too easy this morning.  10-miles in -2F  in Central Missouri.  My daughters siberian husky wanted in the backyard after we finished our run and stayed outside another 30 minutes.  Those dogs are amazing in cold weather.

                Determination: The feeling you get right before you try something incredibly stupid.

                man myth dick


                  Definitely the coldest run of my lifetime this morning. Our morning practice took place under -12 degree conditions. 25 min, 10 strides, cool down.

                  juniordo1


                    I ran my first 13 miler this morning. It was 10F when I left and 14F at the finish. The windchill was near zero for the whole run so I'm looking to score at least some point for this run. I planned the run so I only did 3.5 into the wind but those miles were quite cold.

                    2013 -Sub 2:00 for 1/2 marathon

                    SillyC


                      This may have been asked before, but if the National Weather Service says it's -0F, can I join the club by running +0 miles?

                       

                       

                      Below zero F is where I draw the line.  If I wake up, and it's 2 degrees, I run.  But if my weather station says negative anything, I join the more miles than degrees club by going back to bed.

                      http://heatherrunstoomuch.blogspot.com/

                        Below zero F is where I draw the line.  If I wake up, and it's 2 degrees, I run.  But if my weather station says negative anything, I join the more miles than degrees club by going back to bed.

                         

                        That's kinda my point.  Going back to bed is, in a way, running +0 miles.

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


                        salty

                          Yeeeeeehaw! 7 miles in 6-degree weather this morning. My beard looked like Santa Claus with its thick coat of frost!

                           

                          Sad that I can still join this club in March. Hope I won't do it again until November.

                          "It's such a fine line between stupid, and uh..."

                          "Clever."

                          "Yeah, and clever."

                          dsocha


                          Ra Due Runner

                            Just the other evening I was running under the lights with my mini flash light and boy let me tell you....cold!  Something like 10 but with brutal wind chill it was around 7.  Glad to have that hanky on my face.  Cold wind cut right though you.  4 layers and still cold but I got my five miles in.  Warm up NY already.  I promise to put my ski's away.

                            Goals

                            Log 1500

                            13.1 under 1:40  1:30

                            26.2 under 3:45  3:15

                             



                            barefootin'

                              Finally made it a couple weeks ago - 9 miles at 8 degrees.   Smile

                               

                              Don't know if I will try it again!

                              Bill Wagnon / stl


                              Stranger than you know

                                I was running in -17 C (=1.4 F) weather a few weeks ago, so this was hardly a feat.

                                 

                                Nonetheless, for the record, I did 10 miles in 1F. Didnt even feel cold since it was sunny and calm, no wind whatsoever