Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cool Runnings

10 Things Warm Weather Runners may not know about Running in the Cold/Snow:

  1. Motivating yourself to run in the cold/snow is a hard obstacle
  2. Traction on snow is equivalent to traction on sand.  Not so good.
  3. You actually get hot running in 5 degrees
  4. Snot and nose hairs freeze
  5. Eyelashes can become frosty
  6. GU becomes thicker than molasses and jelly beans become jawbreakers
  7. Garmins can act wonky at 10 degree temperatures
  8. Mesh running shoes in the winter/snow = cold, wet feet
  9. Water filled fuel belts freeze and become useless
  10. Just because it is cold outside doesn't mean you can forgo the sunscreen!

My training schedule had 8 miles on deck.  I contemplated running with the group that was only doing 6 miles, but one of my fellow runners ran with me for 6.5 miles and chatted the whole way.  It made the time go by so fast.

I tend to not like to run with someone only for the reason that I am NOT a fast runner and I don't want someone to slow their pace for me.    Glad she stuck with me for those 6.5 miles, although the last 1.5 were rough.

My hip was talking to me.  I think I am going to have to get that checked out.

My total miles for this week is 16.  50 after 40 and Run Tall, Walk Tall have got nothing on me!

Off to eat a cupcake.  :o)


  1. OMG! All of thos things are so true! :) I remember sweat dripping down my back during a run in zero degress...WTF?! And I was an idiot and took my camelbak out on a sub-freezing run...I went to take a sip and the whole thing had froezn in 5 minutes!! DOH! I know what you mean about running with other people...I want to join a running group so bad but I feel like no one will be as slow as me :( Great run today!!

  2. Great post as usual! I train with a Camelbak, and my biggest frustration in the winter is when the fluid in the straw freezes in the first mile, leaving me no hydration for the rest of the run! Hope you enjoyed the cupcake!

  3. I hope you wrote this for LB so he'll stop gloating about his warm weather! Great job this weekend girl!!!

  4. I'm sorry that you have to put up with this garbage. I wouldn't be able to run in the cold weather. Lucky for me, it was 80 degrees on Saturday and Sunday and I didn't have to :)

  5. That is why I like to use chomps, they dont get hard like jelly beans