Today was my first run downtown around the river in quite some time. The last time I was running around the river it was still reasonably warm outside and the river was still running. Then the snow and cold temperatures arrived and I haven’t been down there since. It was quite a sight to see the river frozen and covered in snow. I checked the weather before heading out and it was hovering around 0C (32F) and it was clear and sunny out. At first I thought I may have brought clothes that would make me feel overdressed. I left my hat in my office but did go back to get my gloves. As I headed out I realized that it was incredibly windy out. Not only was it windy, but that wind was cold..! I opted to start my run into the wind and it felt like I was running through sludge. And did I mention the wind was cold..? As I crossed the bridge over the river and turned around things improved. Now it was warm, and my running felt great! Just over 3 miles done around the river…and it actually felt pretty good. Tomorrow I have 3 to 5 miles on tap and *knock on wood* the weather is supposed to be a bit warmer!
Good idea starting into the wind. Here’s hoping for nice temp’s tomorrow!
Road Warrior says
Warmer than 0 Celsius? I’m jealous. We haven’t seen freezing in quite a long time. I’m excited when it’s 20F.
Good job getting out there in the wind!
Mel-2nd Chances says
good job starting into the wind, makes coming back that much easier!
Bob Almighty says
Burr I hear you on the cold weather running…I should be back to that in a few days. Good job out there.
These chinooks make me a little bananas, but the wind downtown is totally unbelievable. I love the warmer weather but jeez – this wind creates more challenges than some hills.
Running around the river here in Philly has been killing me. That wind that blows off the frozen water is brutal!