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Time has Changed, Weather is Cooler, It might be Lighter/darker at Your R egular Run Time November 9, 2014

Now that in parts of the USA we have “Fallen” back  in time as Daylight saving time has impacted us again.

Has this changed your workouts?

1) have you changed time of day?

2) Location of runs?  (hopefully not the dreaded TM..

3) what are you wearing

4) are you safe?Reflective, flashing lights, tell friends/family where and when

5) do you run more or less as it gets cooler/colder?

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Booger Freeze before Brain freeze on the Morning Jog…. January 7, 2014

Filed under: apparel,Weather,Winter — bigfootmarty @ 1:10 am
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I remember the first time I saw this Calvin and Hobbes strip and nearly busted my spleen laughing. After running for 25+ years and many winters all around the US when traveling .

I also spent 4 chilly years at Notre Dame and northern Indiana gets down into the signal digits and the wind quickly freezes the boogers- eyes wide open and Brain freeze is faster than a slurpee (don’t even think about peeing behind a tree…..)

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Keep your sinuses clear or the freeze can silence your brain..YIKES!

If really susceptible- make a face shield with a poly race shirt from last summer.

 

Winter / Ice Running – Plan Ahead, Slow Down and Enjoy the Day December 15, 2013

Filed under: apparel,Emergency,Health,Walk-Run,Walking — bigfootmarty @ 12:29 am
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       Out for a workout earlier this week as the fun ‘ wintry mix” was falling and the rain from the day before had frozen over in many places.

      Since the winters here are usually quite wimpy they tend not to clean them up- just shut everything down for a day or 2.

But to go out and maintain fitness and sanity I have to be aware of the slick spots, run at the safest pace ( like driving) and dress accordingly.

Dress:    Warm enough with out causing too much sweat -especially as the workout is slower and end up out there longer than normal

       : shoes – wear the newest ones with best tread just in case

       : hat – if needed and packable

       :gloves – same as above

       : glasses or sunglasses- for protection from sun and/or wind( different lenses for light levels) Clear for Morning runs /evening runs

And carry water just like in July.