Thursday, November 22, 2007

what do you WEAR when...

It's been 85 degrees at home.... and you are traveling somewhere where the race forecast is:



Believe it or not, I actually do own some cold weather running stuff. Before I lived the fabulous work from home life, I used to get up in the dark, cold winter and run before work when it was sometimes, rare as they were, in the 30's.

I even did a race in Tucson that was the day after a SNOW storm in Arizona. Race start temp was 39degs. Finish 45degs. I started the race in tights, long sport top, long sleeve top, coat, hat, gloves, and ear wrap. I ended in tights & long sport top....

BUT, I was running HARD. My HR was in the 170s-180...

So, what I'm not sure about this Sunday is 1. It's been SO warm here the coolest I have run in is maybe 55degs? 2. The humidity - when it's cold, doesn't that make it COLDER vs the heat/humidity? 3. I plan on sherpa-ing for Carrie, so I'm not "racing" - I don't expect my HR to be super high?

It's been over 7 years since I have lived in that cold... so I'm just not sure! Any suggestions on how 37degs and 70% humidity FEELS?

The best news - they took the rain off the forecast. I so wish I was healthy and could RUN this race with ideal conditions! I have a feeling that helping Carrie out will be just as rewarding though.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving! Thanks to all for your continued support and amazing words throughout this year.

Now, it's off to start my day.... with "bubba day"

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brendaj said...

I love the concept of Bubba Day. We just spent the past 3 days with 3 dogs and there were all kinds of interesting dog dynamics...but they definitely love that attention (and swimming, not running, for ours).

Bigun said...

I'd have worn PJ's and a warm blanket..ie..not gotten out of bed!

Sharon said...

Oh yeah, I remember Tucson!!! Ha ha ha. That was stinkin' COLD!!! I'd say do capri tights, long sports bra top and a throw-away long sleeve shirt. Ditch the shirt when you heat up - 'cause you know you will!!! Oh, and gloves and an ear-warming headband...I still remember when we ran by the lake at your Uncle's house. That was one of my best runs ever!! It just felt good.