Winter Racing...Why?

Yes, that is the big question...why? I am sitting here looking at the forecast for next week and wondering why I thought a 14 mile New Year's Day race sounded like a good idea. I mean it does sound fun until you see this...


This is the better of the forecast and doesn't even mention the "feels like" temperatures of -40s, yep that right! Ok, that is Sunday but Wednesday -20s "feels like". Anyone living in warm weather have room for me to stay for a few months?!

Looks fun, right?! After last winter I said no more of this but once again Mother Nature is attempting to show us how tough we are. So far we've had more below zero days than I remember and now they say it gets even worse. Not to mention the snow cover and lack of great running paths. So skip the race? or run? or drop back to the 10K? Have I mentioned how cold I get!

I did have to laugh when I saw this today. The saying is perfect but really who's winter is this? I want this winter!!



Enough of my complaining, after running today I should feel refreshed, I mean a heat wave of 40F today!! Now why can't this be the average winter? Now on to thinking warm thoughts and preparing for cold running. But to keep motivated time to start planning warm weather races: looking for a fall marathon and some summer trail races to complete my calendar. Maybe even a 50K...

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  1. I felt like a heat wave when we hit the 30s the other day. I can't imagine temps that low! Brrr!!

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    1. It is all so funny how 30s seem warm this time of year!!

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  2. I honestly have no idea what temperatures that cold feel like! I absolutely love cold weather, but even that seems extreme to me!

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    1. Yes, this is extreme and beyond what anyone can handle!!

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  3. As a Canadian I shouldnt bitch, but my GOD it has been so cold here lately. Had a few days of unseasonably warm at 0C (low 30sF) and it was glorius. We are going back into deep freeze of -23C (about -10F)...wonder what the temp will be on NYE?? 5F i think...still...i wish i could run away to the sun. I havent got it in me for mara training in this weather!! stay warm!!!

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    1. This winter seems so much colder already, doesn't it?!

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  4. I would die in that -1...I was chilly this morning at like 55 degrees.

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  5. That's not winter! LOL I'm visiting my in-laws in Missouri and Chad and I were thrilled when the temps reached 34 instead of teem temps. We should try a meet up in 2014 :) Make it happen!

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    1. 34 is perfect :) For sure Jill. I'm looking at traveling with a friend for a fall marathon, maybe make something work!

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  6. I've lived in Florida my whole life, so if it's below freezing I tend to wait a day and run once it's warmed up. You Northern runners have my respect for getting out there in those brutal temps.

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  7. Wow, that is cold and I live in New England. Good luck my friend, I know you can do it!

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  8. That is FREEZING!! I don't think I'd be out in that, but best of luck to you if you go for it!

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  9. Anytime you need some Florida sun, our guest room is yours ;)

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