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  1. #46
    This has been a bit odd of a summer around here. It got hot and humid but we have had regular rain and everything is lush and green. We have had so many dry summers that this feels pretty good. By now we normally see leaves on the ground from the dry weather and the trees stressed out but not this year. Golden rod is already out in some areas. I think we might have a cold winter again this year.

  2. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Gass View Post
    I think we might have a cold winter again this year.

    As a porch guy, cold weather gear is a hobby of mine.
    Last Winter was so mild I had little use of it.
    I hope this one is colder.
    I am the only guy in a tie

  3. #48
    I think we may be due for a shit storm of a winter this year. I don't mind winter except when it comes to running. When younger and fit it didn't matter as I just ran. These days it is tougher but maybe I will be more fit and my legs will work better and it will not be as tough. I also hate that it gets dark early. Right now is about perfect. It is light out from 6:30 until around 8 and that is good. I know when it is 9pm as it is mostly dark. I get up with the sun and down with the dark.

    I have lots of good cold weather clothing. The tough part is having the right mix for when we head out west to the Rockies and it is cold in the morning but can be 75 or 80 by 3pm. I got a new ultra light back pack for clothes for hiking. I can add or remove and just tuck it in and have hands free for my hiking poles. My legs don't get cold while hiking. I have several pair of long pants with removable bottoms so I wear the pants to start out and then take off the bottoms and I am good to go.

    Sitting outside and not moving is very different. I need everything I own if I have to sit outside or stand outside for a long time.

    I ran in a 50k in the Virginia mountains back around 2006 or so and it snowed. I was ok with the weather but parts of the course were on fire roads and you had to sort of balance up on the hump in the middle as the ruts were full of rocks. I slipped so many times that I eventually pulled a groin muscle and had to drop out at 19 miles. I could not lift my left leg. I felt great and would have had a nice finish but if I had gotten into trouble between aid stations they would have had to come get me so I stopped at an aid station and drank some soup and they ran me back to the start area. It really sucked.

  4. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Gass View Post
    don't get cold

    I have started Marathons below freezing. Most are AM so less wind.
    If it is 20 or 120, the best for all is to go naked (unless there is wind).
    I just needed my silk gloves.

  5. #50
    Well someone had to comment on the weather so I guess it will be me. After all that nice warm weather we get hit in the face with December for a few weeks. I know it was warmer than normal for weeks but I was hoping it would just stay that way. Looks like it will not really warm up much for the next few weeks. I hope we don't have a killing frost. Our peach tree has blossomed and I don't want the peaches to get killed off. We/my wife had trimmed back the branches about 6 or more weeks ago as they were so long last year that the peaches nearly had the limps drooping down to the ground. She has sprayed the tree and we are hoping for the best.

  6. #51
    I used to like the heat, not sure I can still deal with it.
    The La Nino is done. The El Nino may arrive in Fall. From now till Fall weather will be harder to predict than normal as the experts don't know.

    Yeah, the main thing with peach trees is to spray early and spray often.

    Here in the UpState, it is normal to expect a frost up until about April 10. No real need to plant before then as it is not air temp that makes things grow but ground temp.

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    I too used to like the heat. I like to sweat. Once a good sweat was broken out, all was good. Not sure how that will go this year since it has been a couple of years since I have been out in it. The treadmill is the only thing I have sweated on lately. Cold was not bad unless the wind was blowing. Wind was not fun.
    Weather over here is predicting freeze warnings for the next 3 nights with low temps 28 and windy. Currently 12 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Sunny though!

  8. #53
    It is interesting how things change. In my early days running I liked the cold because I ran kinda fast and it was easier to recover when I did not loose several pounds of fluid. It was just a bit of a pain to have to put on the extra clothes. Over the past 8 to 10 years I have switched to enjoying the heat more. It is really tough but it is just easier to slow down and keep taking on fluids. I guess the best running times are spring and fall when you get warm but not too hot. When I think of the weather I would run in when I was trying to train it makes me cringe. Now I work hard at getting in good enough condition to just keep it going. I got screwed out of my run today due to work. I just finished for the day and it is 5:42 and I need to wrap up a few things before my wife gets home. I think my legs needed a bit of a break and it looks like saturday and sunday will be dry but not warm.

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