Saturday, February 18, 2006

Battling the elements

From shorts and long sleeved shirt one day to this today (from +12 to -12C)! Layers and more layers to do battle with -20ies C windchill. This was also a warmup for Sunday's run which is predicted to be of similiar conditions.

Layers as follows:
  • head: bacalava, neck warmer, fleece hat, big glasses, vaseline on exposed skin
  • body: 2 long sleeve tech shirts, fleece pullover, outer shell, gloves
  • legs: underwear, tights, Gore-tex pants, Thorlo socks and Mizunos
The result was warm as toast despite the cold and high winds. Today's run was an easy 8 miles around town with the usual zig-zags to make up the extra miles needed. There was a substantial difference when running with the wind, watching leaves and small bits of dirt sailing along with me in the 20-30mph breeze. I also had to remove bits of clothing to prevent overheating but this was only temporary on heading back into the gale. What is the standard line? "It's not the heat, it's the humidity" or is it "It's not the cold, it's the wind!" The plan also called for 10x100 strides but not today... just got the miles in so bragging rights are established (right guys & gals?)

See you on the roads tommorow!


Unknown said...

That is what I could have used to get me out the door this morning. I hope to make it all up tomorrow.

Dawn - Pink Chick Tris said...

Love the picture of you all bundled up Mike. It made me laugh, that's about how I looked on Thursday when I ran for bragging

Today was still cold but only about -6 so I ran for just shy of an hour and forty-five minutes. I'm still trying to thaw out.

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