Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I would!

Yesterday I was asking who would run in -41C with windchill.
Apparently me!

Yes, it was cold but like Keith said, with the right amount of clothing
you are fine.

I layered:
- tank top
- 3 long sleeve shirts
- rain/wind breaker type jacket
- 1 balaclava
- 1 neck warmer, plus one shirt had a high collar
- 1 wool hat
- 2 pairs of gloves, 1 pair technical, 1 pair fleece
- knee high Smart Wool socks
- 2 pairs of running tights

I was definitely warm enough up top- next time I could probably ditch a layer and be fine.
My bottom half however went a little numb. I think I could benefit from some fleece pants- since both my running tights are tight maybe it doesn't allow the heat to circulate? I don't know...

The run itself wasn't too bad. I didn't get as cold as I expected I would get and most of the sidewalks were pretty clear so I wasn't slipping all over the place. I still think I will invest in some shoes studs because crossing the streets was a little sketchy and I would rather be safe than not able to run/workout because I slipped. I did slip crossing the street going into the Running Room so it can happen.

I didn't break any records but I was faster than my last 5k run in the snow.

Stats:
Lap 1- 6:56
Lap 2- 7:04
Lap 3- 7:05
Lap 4- 7:34- sidewalk was not clear here!
Lap 5- 6:58
Lap 6- 5:54
Total Distance- 5.6km
Total Time- 39.11 minutes
Average Pace- 7:00min/km

Proof of my winter running adventure!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to do my Christmas shopping since the Running Room has a not-so-great gift return policy- only 30 days (their usual return policy). So I will wait till next week to make my purchases in case exchanges or returns need to be done.

Thankfully a Chinook is rolling in so tonight's run won't be quite as cold. It's only -10C!!!

HBBC Update
11/23- Fruit/Veggies 7 servings= 1 point
            3.5 mile run = 3.5 points
11/24- Fruit/Veggies 7 servings  = 1 point
Total this week= 16.17 points          

5 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I was wondering if you did it. You are more hardcore then me now, that's for sure.

    I didn't realize running room had such a poor return policy for Christmas shopping. You'd think they'd give more then 30 days for Christmas gifts.

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  2. Good thing you didn't actually hit the deck... funny how the paths aren't that slippery, but intersections are. Too many people spinning their tires!!!

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  3. YAY!! Good for you!! I would too, now that I've learned just how much I hate the treadmill!! Of course it's easy to say that when the cold spell is over....

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  4. I love the pictures of your winter running! Too funny!

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  5. Wow, my hat is off to you for running in the cold! I barely want to be outside at all period when it is that chilly, let alone run!

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