Okay so I’m devistated…….rest in peace Christine….does this get any sadder
Maybe it’s that time of year, next week, 42 years since John Lennon…..33 years since 14 women were killed at the Ecole Polytechnique, two shocks, horrible horrible shocks……but this…just sad.
Yes I’m digging through vinyl, CDs, old t-shirts and posters, whatever Fleetwood Mac….I guess, former bandmates Dann Kerwin, Peter Green, Bob Welch and Bob Weston are up there, Christne McVie has joined the band…….beyond sad.
Got my ass out the door…-23C with wind chill making that feel like -30C this morning…I needed to get those hill repests in..only 4 with a short warm up and cool down, AND IT FELT GREAT!
I really wanna go over everything I wore….it worked, was it too much…nah, it was -30C with the windchill – I loved learning about that though, wind chill is just how it feels, it’s not the temperature, if it’s -30C, it’s -30C, if the weatherman says it’s -40C with the windchill..yeah, that means exposed skin will develop frost bite ASAP….but, well my take away, it’s subjective..
Let see, my Saucony Peregrine+ were perfect.
I didn’t need to resort to my YakTrax…yet!
the snow on top of the ice gave me enough traction….my Stance Rolling Stone socks
were not the best, I needed something maybe warmer…..but again, after about 30 minutes I was okay…my Running Room tights
worked, they sometimes feel a little restrictive, but those panels on the thighs work….the underwear
to keep that body part warm and protected is important too…..really, once I begin moving my lower body parts never really feel that cold…bearable I guess if the right word, I know when I strip off afterwards I can see my skin has turned red and has yep, gotten cold..
Upper….3 layers..one close to the skin to keep me warm, from the Running Room, a little thicker,
the next is my handy dandy Craft top
I think I bought it 6 years ago, it works…then my thermal New Balance Jacket (yes that is my snot….)
…..and on my head, the Maple Leaf Buff
stuffed into the top of that jacket to keep the warm in, the cold out…the balaclava to cover my mouth at times
..and that Brooks toque…..
I’m going to have to dip that toe into the cold a few more times before I feel comfortable…it’s not like throwing on a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and shoes anymore…it’s about being carefull….frost bite is not a good thing right?
and oh yeah my hands..really fun gloves from Running Room and my Little Hotties
Also with it being darker later into the morning, and darker earlier in the evening..a headlamp and lots of reflective stuff will become more and more important…
it was a good morning, glad I did it, my heart rate was good…avg was 138, upper was 159….so that’s low….I’ll be back out on Saturday for something short…Sunday long, am concerned about what the traction will be like, but…well, that’s part of the leaning curve as well…