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Weather and Running

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. — Roger Miller

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Let me start by saying I don’t think there is such thing as running weather.  For the sake of argument however, I will share my perfect running weather.  If you can find a day that is clear or at least not raining, cool (between 40-55), and not humid, I could call that “running weather”.  It’s also “sleep in weather” but we’ll talk about that later.

I don’t like training in the summer, so it’s a relief that the inner masochist in me decided to start this quest in the fall. I was relieved until I woke up this morning to a day filled with rain.  Running in the rain sucks.

As I burrowed deeper into the bedding I heard this warning: “You’re going to be running in this weather you like it or not.  Winter’s coming, you know.”

WTH? Where did that come from?  Oh, that’s right.  Inner Running Shrew.  Bizzatch.

Reality check – I’m going to be running in “weather”.  Double the pleasure, double the fun. Not.

For short runs I can manage the treadmill, but more than 10 miles? Oh no. That won’t happen. I’d rather /wrist than do 10 miles on a treadmill.  So I guess I’ll have to suck it up and deal with the weather.

Today’s Link

Today’s link is to a Running.com article on stretching.  Some folks debate the necessity for stretching. I have issues with tendinitis so stretching is a must.  Learn to stretch by Hal Higdon.

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