Jan 2, 2008

feels like four

four mile repeats.
four degrees.

well, truth be told, it wasn't actually four degrees, that was merely the "feels like" temp during my mile repeats today. the regular temp was a balmy 16. i felt like i was gearing up to hit the slopes instead of the pavement, but running over to mile repeat street, i figured i had geared up right, because it didn't really feel that cold. clearly, the cold had already gotten to my better senses and messed with them. that shining sun can be very deceiving. but once at the start, running in the opposite direction from where i came, this is where i found that "feels like 4" temp. i was running headfirst into it. i turn the corner, get hit with an even colder blast for about a half block, turn the corner again, the winds are gone and suddenly the 16 degrees feels downright hot. and so it went like this three more times. running into blistering, painful cold and turning the corner to suddenly feel hot and want to peel off extra layers. my legs were so cold on the first 1/2 mile stretch into that wind i don't think they knew what to do. or maybe they did, i just couldn't really feel them doing it. even though the homestretch half mile felt downright balmy in comparison, 16 degress is just insane. it may take a while for my ass to thaw out.

11 comments:

monicac2 said...

OK, I've been officially put in my place - complaining from my bed that it was too cold to go out there - and it was somewhere in the high 30s, I'm sure!

Laurel said...

Ugh. I don't know what's worse. Running up there in January or running down here in August.

You are my hero for sure.

See Zanne Run said...

laurel, i don't know what's worse either, but if i had to choose, i think i'd still opt for the cold over the heat & humidity of your summer ... i don't know how you do it!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

brrrr, that's what it will feel like if I go to the ISU game tonight. We'll have to do a mile sprint in from the parking lot (not dressed for mile sprints!).

house on hill road said...

i'm just going to say that it was warmer here today. and how the heck am i going to do the mini if i have to run in 16 degree weather? really, how? i am a wuss.

See Zanne Run said...

haha. it won't be sixteen. next week, its' supposed to be in the 60's!

Christy said...

yes, i think i would vote cold over 100 humid heat...good going on running through tough conditions.

Tall Girl Running said...

Wow... I didn't think the temp ever got that low in Kentucky! That some serious coldage with the wind chill. You just might have what it takes to be my running buddy here in Hell... errr... Idaho.

Vegan Run Amok said...

Wow - no matter what the weather in Birmingham, it'll be nothing to you after this! You're one tough, sugar-free cookie. :)

Gotta Run said...

Part of my run last night had my face feeling like my chin was going to fall off. Even once I got in the tub my body felt like neddles were being pushed in all over.

my 20 in the morning will be the same thing. I am PRAYING for no wind!!!!

You are a hardcore girl!!!!

See Zanne Run said...

the wind is the kiss of death. i ran yesterday in 14 degrees, but with no wind - it wasn't that bad. i mean - it was cold & my ass was frozen for hours, but i can't even imagine how bad it would have been with wind added in.