More sunburn from my hour run today (7 miles, 9:30/mile pace, my calves were really tight from 12 miles in my old nike free v3s Sunday and 0 foam-rolling yesterday). I have freckles everywhere. I like myself best when they all come out and wash out my acne scars and reflect all the hours I’m logging on my feet or bike outside.

2:03 for a wet half. I was pretty pleased to switch from the full to the half based on the weather (“it’s a beautiful day to be running the half… !”) Each shoe gained several pounds of pure sloshy puddle water after mile 2.5. Also at mile 10 my shoe untied and I ran the last 5k with my left laces flopping around. Retying was not an option apparently. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

The amount of times I’ve taken all my clothes off after a run but forget to take off my gps watch before I start the shower is reaching the same amount of times I’ve tried to get out of my car without unbuckling my seat belt.

Anyway, 8.5 miles. I also haven’t figured out the optimal way to tie my PureFlows because I lost sensation in my right foot after 2 miles and had to stomp around barefoot before retying. Eff.

Anonymous asked:

Runners World "What To Wear" seems to not exist anymore, do you have any method of deciding what to wear for the weather?

I realized that link went down around November, the forums suggest that they might be bringing back a new version. There are a couple iphone apps that will figure it out for you, but I use this set up from Runners’ World:

30 degrees: 2 tops, 1 bottom. Long-sleeve base layer and a vest keep your core warm. Tights (or shorts, for polar bears).
10 to 20 degrees: 2 tops, 2 bottoms. A jacket over your base layer, and wind pants over the tights.
0 to 10 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms. Two tops (fleece for the cold-prone) and a jacket. Windbrief for the fellas.
Minus 10 to 0 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms, extra pair of mittens, 1 scarf wrapped around mouth or a balaclava.
Minus 20 degrees: 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 extra pairs of mittens, 1 balaclava, sunglasses. Or, says Arribas, “Stay inside”

Today was 13 degrees, with windchill it was 0. I went with the 0-10 degree range and wore a beanie (should have doubled up or worn ear warmers), tech gloves, shoes and knee-high thick socks on my extremities; a sports bra, tank top, “hyperwarm” fleece and my wind-resistant cycling jacket on top; nike pro shorties and thick athletic tights on my legs.


I wish I had worn a scarf or bandana around my neck for my cheeks/chin, my face is raw after 7 miles in ~1:05. I found those guidelines worked well for me though.