More miles than degrees club (Read 4438 times)


Interval Junkie --Nobby

    10 miles, -3 F.  And a nice 13 mph N wind as a bonus.  (Not sure where that would put the windchill).  Thankfully, this frigidity is supposed to pull out of my area pretty fast.

     

    I generally ignore the hysteria behind "wind chill", but when running it is worth keeping in mind.

    2016 Goals: Lose the 10lbs I gained for not having goals

    SubDood


      Arrowhead 135 is this week in International Falls in case anyone needs inspiration.

       

      This IS inspiring. 135 miles in frigid conditions near the Minnesota/Canada border the last 3 days (I believe windchill temps approached -60F at some point during the event). 11 runners finished so far. The winners (there appears to be a tie for 1st) ran it in just over 36 hours. The most recent finishers took over 56 hours. There were over 50 DNFs. 2 people are presumably still on the course running. (There are also bike and ski divisions.)

       

      I ran to the curb to take out my trash this morning in -50F windchill (-29F air temp) and thought I was going to die.


      Demon of Bad Decisions

         

        Does that really work? Saw it on Youtube and only half believed it.

         

        Fully believe it.  It just poofs up into the air.  I used a full sauce pot of water this morning.

         

        I’d go outside right now and video it, except I’m worried that if I took my mittens off to hit buttons on the phone, my fingers might freeze and snap off.

        I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

         


        Prince of Fatness

          Fully believe it.  It just poofs up into the air.  I used a full sauce pot of water this morning.

           

          I’d go outside right now and video it, except I’m worried that if I took my mittens off to hit buttons on the phone, my fingers might freeze and snap off.

           

          I just saw a video of someone doing this on the news.  Pretty cool.  I’m thinking that doing something dumb like this would be one of the few reasons that I would venture out in that kind of cold.

          Semi-back-at-it. 

          Christirei


            finally earned my memmbership for the year, nothing like everyone who actually lives up north, but i got in almost eight miles this morning in four degrees real temp with -14 wind chill

             

            i was cold the whole time, i don't own the right kind of layers

            Fredford66


            Running Musician

              I'm finally in too, barely.  7 miles in 6 degrees.  It helped that the wind calmed to 15 mph and there was bright sunshine.  I was actually a bit over dressed and am now a little dehydrated from sweating so much.

              5k 24:03 (1/19); 4M 32:37 (2/18); 5M 41:36 (11/18); 10k 52:27 (3/19)
              10M 1:30:20 (11/18); Half 1:58:47 (5/19); Full 4:47:04 (4/17)

              Upcoming race(s): 5k Pizza Run, Westfield 7/24

                Six miles at minus 23 deg F.  Weather was nice and sunny with a light breeze.  The ice balls on my eyelashes were pulling my eyelids shut by the time I got back.

                T Hound


                Slower but happier

                  I wimped out of the “colder than Antarctica” weather yesterday but got 6 mi with -3F today.  Oh well maybe 30 yrs from now I will get a second chance...

                   

                  2019 Races:  John Dick Memorial 50K, WI, 6:52.  Potawatomi 50 mile IL 4/5, 13:14

                  Earth Day 50k, 4/20, IL, Episode 4- 5:49:54 (hey I worked for those 6 sec!). Kettle Morraine 100 mile 6/1.  

                   

                    Six miles at minus 23 deg F.  Weather was nice and sunny with a light breeze.  The ice balls on my eyelashes were pulling my eyelids shut by the time I got back.

                     

                    STUD!  I like the "with a light breeze" comment.  Almost gives me the sense of an April afternoon.

                    - Joe

                    We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.

                    wolvmar


                      Improved my first attempt. Today 8.2 miles at somewhere in the zero to minus 4 degree range. No wind made it seem pretty nice. Going to be near 50 Sunday and Monday!

                      LedLincoln


                         STUD!  I like the "with a light breeze" comment.  Almost gives me the sense of an April afternoon.

                         

                        Smile

                         

                        So far this year, I have avoided the eyelash-cicles, thankfully.

                        Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
                        - Mark Twain

                        T Hound


                        Slower but happier

                          yesterday, 28 degrees at start of 50K, but finished at 37 degrees, oh well, almost...

                           

                          2019 Races:  John Dick Memorial 50K, WI, 6:52.  Potawatomi 50 mile IL 4/5, 13:14

                          Earth Day 50k, 4/20, IL, Episode 4- 5:49:54 (hey I worked for those 6 sec!). Kettle Morraine 100 mile 6/1.  

                           

                          T Hound


                          Slower but happier

                            -20 with -51 real feel. Does sitting on my ass count?

                             

                            hell yeah, unless you have a hut around your hole, that's cheating

                             

                            2019 Races:  John Dick Memorial 50K, WI, 6:52.  Potawatomi 50 mile IL 4/5, 13:14

                            Earth Day 50k, 4/20, IL, Episode 4- 5:49:54 (hey I worked for those 6 sec!). Kettle Morraine 100 mile 6/1.  

                             

                               

                              hell yeah, unless you have a hut around your hole, that's cheating

                               

                              Pizza hut in my mouth hole. Does that count?


                              Unfortunate Miles

                                50k yesterday. Starting temp was 28.

                                 

                                Did eventually get up to 45. Does that count?

                                 

                                yesterday, 28 degrees at start of 50K, but finished at 37 degrees, oh well, almost...

                                 

                                You copying me?