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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baby it's Cold Outside..... Brrr

Week three of Boston Marathon training is in the books. 15 Weeks to go! This week's "long run" was only an 8 miler. Something most of us can do any weekend, right? The only twist was that it was a negative 6 degrees when I went out to meet some Facebook friends for this run. We had decided on an out and back since the roads weren't that great from the snow storm we had two days prior.

The run itself was uneventful. There was some slick spots, some snowy spots and a little bit of yelling at cars, nothing new. It didn't even feel that cold, to me anyways. Only my thumbs. Few minutes into it, I could already tell that my beard was freezing up. Halfway through, cars were driving by and people were pointing at us. It wasn't til the end that one of my running partners said I look like Santa.

Sure enough....
Coors Light anyone??


Eight miles done, and we could have done fifteen. We were feeling great!

I'm so glad there are other nut jobs like me out there!!
My two new best friends Jim & Pamela!
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The miles start to go up from here. The shortest long run on schedule is a 10 miler three weeks away. Other than that, it's 13 next weekend and 14 after that. Luckily for me I have plenty of people to share these miles with and hopefully only few more weeks of cold weather.

I'm still debating throwing in a half marathon into the training. A bunch of people I know are doing the Hyannis Half on Feb. 23rd. which will work out for me scheduled wise. But not sure if I want to spend the money yet. I have a feeling I might fall to peer pressure on this one. We'll see.

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How's everyone handling the cold temps here in the states??  Are you still running outdoors?





8 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Yeah, handling the cold temps really well. Ran in a short sleeved shirt Saturday on the beach and ran in a singlet this morning around the neighborhood...

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I've seen A LOT of frost on the beard and eyelash photos over the years ... but no doubt YOURS is the best!!! That is awesome my friend!!!

Michael said...

And that my friend in the reason I ran indoors on the track today...freezing and 5 inches of snow - no thanks!! That is an awesome picture though!! You are hard core!

Ty @tyruns.blogspot said...

That is hilarious! That is the best frozen beard/eyelashes I've ever seen! Don't you love how badass you look, even though it feels perfectly comfortable running in those temps? I do :)

Char said...

I love your Santa beard. Bet you never thought I'd say I like any kind of beard but that one's particularly fetching.

Karien P. said...

Yikes! RESPECT!

it's all about pace said...

Mucho respect...

it was so cold here yesterday that I decided to wear a shirt.

:-)

Black Knight said...

Great photo! Of course I run outdoor but here we don't know what ice and snow are!