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You know who you are. The people that run in temps under 70. What the heck is wrong with you? You are always talking about how great it is, and this and that, well let me tell you, it ain't all that great.<br><br>
The temps dropped to under 60. I was gonna go to the TM and run, but I kept thinking about all you freakos out there and how you keep saying it's so nice to run in the cold. So I put on my running shorts, a shirt and a hat.<br><br>
I stepped out and it was cold, not freezing, but cold. Again I thought about all you freakos and how your always saying you warm up. Ya right.<br><br>
I started running. The frist 2, maybe 3 steps were great, then my lungs started to freeze and every breath felt like needles being jabbed into my lungs. I thought about how you freakos do it, so I can do it too. I get about a half mile and some of the needles have been removed from my lungs, but I have a new friend, huge gobs of snot running out of my nose. I'm blowing freaking nose bubbles.... What's up with that?<br><br>
I had not expected every drop of my bodily fluid to come gushing out of my nose, so I didn't bring a rag to wipe it up. Since some of the tendrils were reaching my waist, I had no choice but to use my sleeve. Great, now I have a wet, slimy sleeve and it's dripping onto my arm. Yuck. Oh it gets better. That stuff dries, yes it does. Know what happens when it dries, it SCRATCHES the crap outa your skin, that's what it does.<br><br>
I've made it a mile. I'm cold. My nose is red and a fire truck is trying to hook up to my nose. My arm has slimy scratchy stuff on it and I'm breathing needles.<br><br>
I turn the corner and BAMMMM! Nice a wall of freezing cold wind. The wind did help to dry the snot on my arm faster, but I had to lean at a 70 degree angle to run into it. Every so often it would let up and I would almost trip and fall on my face.<br><br>
I'm having so much fun.<br><br>
I get to the bridge, which is my turn around. I'm thinking to myself that when I turn, the wind will be at my back, so I'll warm up a little. That might have happened, if the sun didn't go down.<br><br>
What is it with cold and peeing? I know why my teeth were chattering, but why did I have to stop and pee, twice? I never have to go on that route...<br><br>
I made it home. I went into my warm house and immediatley had an asthma attack. It lasted the rest of the night thank you very much!<br><br>
I would like to take a moment to thank all you freakos for that very pleasant moment. My arm thanks your for all the little scratches. My lungs thank you for the spasms. So thank you! Freakos.<br><br>
CS
 

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Two words for you--Snot Rocket! No wiping snot or blowing snot bubbles, just shoot that stuff as far to the side as you can. Warning though, if your snot is really thick ie. when you have a cold, it will most likely splat across your cheek. I speak from experience.<br><br>
Ah, I remember when sub 60s seemed cold. Now that's down right balmy for me.<br><br>
Sorry about the athsma. Makes for a totally different experience.
 

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My favorite temp to run in is 55 degrees with shorts and a tank top, feels like you are running in a refridgerator..........yup, I'm a freako..........will be going out later, I think it's 11 degrees out <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Sheldon...dearie...the last time you ran in the "cold" it was 69 and you had an asthma attack...<br><br>
Tithers requests that Sheldon runs only in temps 70+.<br><br>
She doesn't want her coachie to have an attack and not have his inhaler handy. That would be bad news!
 

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4F this morning in Boston. And yes, I ran. And no, my lungs didn't burn. And yes, I did, like, 4 power sneezes (snot rockets). And no, I didn't much enjoy it (was a short recovery run). But yes, I usually do enjoy it. And since I enjoy it so much, I also plan to run long tomorrow morning with a forecast of 3-6 inches of the white stuff.<br><br>
You get used to the cold.
 

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Heh. I hear ya, Sheldon. I was ready to run yesterday morning when it was ~35, but I took a step out and went straight back to bed! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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You're kidding, right? I've cleared my driveway of snow 3x this week and it's supposed to snow again tonight and you're complaining about it going under 70?!<br><br><img alt="angry4.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/angry4.gif">
 

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cold, dry air will trigger asthma....<br>
take the inhaler BEFORE the cold run.<br><br>
AND...<br>
the first time I ran in the cold, (ok, not really true cold, but Alabama cold).....<br>
I had a similar reaction...<br>
the lungs were sooooo not happy!!!<br><br>
The more you do it, the less it hurts.<br><br>
Today, it was 34 when I started...I felt great...<br>
took my gloves off (eventually)....... I hate cold hands, so for me to take them off is a significant temperature indicator.<br><br>
I remember the first time I ran in super cold weather....<br>
it had been cold prior...but THIS was cold.<br>
I made my own snow!!!<br>
I had snow on my collar when I was finished.<br><br>
I can't do snot rockets...but I can snort it back and into my mouth, and then spit. Nice handy skill to have.
 

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Hey, it's warmed up since yesterday, already 12 F, 7 F with windchill (yay, wind's died down too!) So this afternoon, I will run the balmy streets of Montreal! Unless of course I decide to trudge through the recent accumulation of snow on the mountain (in the middle of our city) ... it's like running on the beach, without the heat, the bikini, and the vacation. But I can snap some pretty pictures!<br><br>
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Ah... that reminds me of when I was out for Tucson marathon in December. My parents live in a retirement community south of Tucson. It's 50*, perfect for shorts and t-shirt. I'm out there sweating, but enjoying the warm weather. And I see people in parkas, hats and ski gloves!<br><br>
I haven't made it into the 'more miles than degrees' club this winter. It will be 30* for my run tomorrow. Shouldn't be too bad. Probably medium tights, light tech shirt, light fleece, wind breaker, hat and light gloves.
 

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Dude! Come out to Phoenix! You'll love it, today 83, dry, sunny......warning!!!!................June, July, and August............you'll be pissed.........
 

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It's already warmed up here. Low 80's and the wind has died too.<br><br>
BTW, Stitcher. Me running wihout first taking an inhaler would mean I should just run right to the hospital. I have terrible lungs. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
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It was ~3F this morning when I got up. It doesnt' usually get above 35 for most of the winter here. So if I chose to run in temps above 70, I'd be running for, oh, a few weeks out of the year, total?<br><br>
I wish I lived in Miami. Don't worry, CS, when I run with you in April, you'll be dragging my sorry arse through the heat...
 

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CS carries his inhaler in his WS...
 

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This past Tuesday, 1 inch of slushy mess splattering, rain pelting, soaking wet wind whipped 30 F. Felt so good, like running in an ice bath. Went out for 2, stayed for 5 miles. Ahh New England, come on up we'll acclimatize ya <img alt="tongue3.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue3.gif">
 
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