Tuesday, it was COLD and windy ..... but I got my lazy butt out there. Ran easy short 3 miler around neighborhood. 15 degrees, -3 with the windchill, cloudy.
Later in the afternoon, sun peeked out, high of 22 degrees, less windy, felt like 13 degrees.
I should have waited...... LOL!!
What a difference a day makes!
Tues was COLD ...ER compared to the balmy temp of 32 the next day, Wed.
Wed: woke up to SUNNY...... seriously, FULL BLOWN SUNNY day.......32 degrees for the high, felt 30 with the windchill. That's about 10 degrees 'warmer' than Tues. A WINTER HEAT WAVE, I gotta go and RUN. ..... finished 7.1 miles!! YAY!! It was exhilarating!
About 2 miles around the neighborhood, a mile around the fairgrounds, another mile on the frontage road, across the main highway, another mile on a snow covered road, then back on same route. Could have gone another couple of miles..... but then, I knew I would try for 10 miles ...... but it was getting dark so I ran home.
Thurs: today, nice and warm again, in the high 20s. DH wanted to go somewhere.... out of town, to get out of the house. I was perfectly fine staying home, haha!! Anyway, we drove to Duluth to get out of the winter HEAT WAVE at home, LOL!!
About 2.5 hrs drive. It was COLDER there with the wind from Lake Superior, and it was snowing!! WINDY!! Slushy roads with patches of ice here and there but people going about their day! DH wanted to do some shopping at specific stores which we did, I'm mostly following him around and then sitting down till he's done, had a great lunch downtown. I finally used the gift card (from Duluth Running) I won from the Hikefest that RB and I attended a couple of years ago. No expiration date. So I spurgle on a handheld light https://www.nathansports.com/products/zephyr-fire-100-hand-torch-led-light?variant=20448628703320
and a new pair of wind/water-resistent running gloves and pair of running/hiking pants. Took me all of 30 minutes, I made out like a bandit!!
I was ready to go home! I didn't want to be out on the road at night.
I have a couple of really nice headlamps but I thought I might need another light source if I'm gonna pace RB in her first attempt of a 100 miler later in the summer, https://leanhorse100.com/. I've run races that start in the dark but sun rises and I'm good. This 100 miler event is mostly FLAT so I think I will be ok with running at night........and if I run it at night, I may not get too bored. HA!
RB is working her way up, the smart way to do it. She's run a few 50 milers already, finishing them way before it gets dark, WOW!! I paced her at Antelope Canyon 50 miler last March.
Her BF runs 100 milers. We will be cheering him at the Arrowhead 135 next week. He's run this 2 or 3 times. INSANE!! https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=69479
Then she and her BF are running the 120K in Feb, in Canada: https://actifepi.ca/portfolio/177/
I'm in pretty amazing company! I'm a total wuss in comparison to them.
Seriously, last weekend, they went winter camping, part of their training for the upcoming races. Sleeping a couple of nights in a quinzhee Die-hards!! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinzhee