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10/9/12 11:01 P

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I am so glad I live in Florida. I don't run outside if it gets below 50 (that's actually on doctor's orders due to my asthma) but the rule almost never comes into affect. Winter is actually "running season" down here. Although I also run in the summer months - I just do it before the sun comes up

Kimberlee

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10/8/12 1:17 P

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Where do you find ice bugs? I've tried looking on line but not having any luck. Last year right before Halloween we had a Nor'easter here in NH. So trying to plan accordingly.

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10/8/12 4:26 A

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dress in layers - i've kept running down to -10F. i wear ice bugs, which are studded running shoes (like studded tires), and heavy winter weight pants from REI, and my underarmour shirt with another fleece layer (heavy weight for the coldest weather, lighter for warmer cold weather) on top. gloves. hat over ears, and something to pull up over my mouth and nose when it's really cold.

but it is doable! i like the description below of two shorter, one longer run...

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10/7/12 11:55 P

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on cold days like that 2 pairs, but when dressed in layers, it's not that bad!

only because I am half crazy! the addiction is as follows:
June 2003 2:12:11 PB
May 2004 2:12:25
June 2004 2:12:35
May 2005 2:08:19 PB!!!
June 2:39:43 (injury)
2010
JUNE 2:15:42
sept 2:09:43
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feb 2:16
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may 6 1:57:02 PR!!
may 19 1:58:04
May 27 2:02
June 17 1:58
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10/7/12 8:46 P

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Wow! That is cold! I Definately want to continue running outside when it's cold. Do you wear special socks?

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10/7/12 8:44 P

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easy... keep running!! do 2-3 shorter runs 4-6km and do 1 longer distance 1x a week 10km... keep going throughout the winter! In my winter it's FREEZING... I dress in layers and it's not too bad!! And by freezing, I mean coldest day would be -40!!!

only because I am half crazy! the addiction is as follows:
June 2003 2:12:11 PB
May 2004 2:12:25
June 2004 2:12:35
May 2005 2:08:19 PB!!!
June 2:39:43 (injury)
2010
JUNE 2:15:42
sept 2:09:43
2011
feb 2:16
2012
may 6 1:57:02 PR!!
may 19 1:58:04
May 27 2:02
June 17 1:58
Aug 19 1:59


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10/7/12 7:46 P

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Me too!! I'm doing my second half next Saturday. My first was a year ago, but then I had surgery 2 days later and had to start back at square one in the spring. Want to keep it going this year, how?

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10/7/12 7:44 P

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Great question! I will complete my first half next month and am really looking forward to hearing what everyone has to say

Kimberlee

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10/7/12 6:54 P

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Ok, now that I have successfully completed my first half marathon, I don't want all this training to be lost over the winter. What does everyone else here do for maintenance training??

Ty! Jenn

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