Exercising outside...

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    Mar 18, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    If you regularly exercise outside.......what is the worst weather you have ever done your "normal exercise routine" in?

    I guess, mine is either in a rainstorm that became a thunderstorm while I was out on a early morning marathon training run last saturday 3-13-2010,...or of recent memory....the Sunday afternoon in mid-September of 2008, that the monster windstorm of Hurricane IKE came through Columbus and was flattening trees and knocking out power-lines and general high wind damage...I was out on a 15 mile run and then a 50 mile bike ride. When I got back to my truck, a large tree branch had fallen on my truck and shattered the windshield....I got home and power was out ...for 5 days....but I still did my regular exercise anyway!
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    Mar 18, 2010 11:02 AM GMT
    My last 5K. It was cold and quite windy. Plus there was a lot of dust because of so many people on the road.
    For me cold + dust means something like a bronchial Asthma, so I ended up being out of breath mid way and had to stop so to breath again. Lost a lot of time and that made me very angry later on.
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    Mar 18, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    I did a body weight routine in a playground in the low 20s (F) in Philly a few years ago. The gym was closed because the roads were so bad the staff couldn´t get in.

    I´ve done taiji forms and qigong in similarly cold temperatures, as well as doing it in near 100% humidity and a heavy rain storm in the FL summer in 2005.


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    Mar 18, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    I remember exercising outdoors when I was in law school after the F-5 tornado
    hit the Wichita area in 1991. No power, no water. It made sense. My exercise
    routines back then were pretty elementary, but I did like the feeling. I've wondered how it could be effective now.
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    Mar 18, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    I played a Champions match in Soccer during a blizzard. The coach wouldn't let me wear gloves. And the pain when that ball hit your legs... wow.
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    Mar 19, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    going XC skiing , skating style, a few years ago.
    at - 20C .
    After 2 hours i ran out of "fuel" but still had an hour to come back to car.
    Went into early stages of hypothermia ( extreme fatigue and nausea, you just want to lie down and throw up ). I kept stopping and my friend kept getting me to go on ( he was bigger and not suffering as much ).
    I had perspired earlier on and then all my tights/coat/gloves were freezing on me.
    There was a small heated cabin near parking lot . Went in , and when circulation came back to feet, hands and dick , i was all crunched down in a corner screaming silently from the pain.
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    Mar 19, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    1) Roller skiing in Colorado - ten miles up towards the top of the pass and it snowed. Hell coming down.

    2) Dachstein glacier in thick fog and howling wind. This is at around 2,700 meters.

    3) Doing a 30 workout in Meiningen - thermometer dropped to -22 at about the halfway point on a one-loop workout.

    4) Coaching at Giants' Ridge at -21, during the 50 km - you get to be out there for three hours without moving...

    5) Totally de-hydrating on a hot, hot day in British Columbia, with 10 kms left to roller ski before getting back to the car. I hitch-hiked!

    Makes you want to be an x-c skier, doesn't it? icon_smile.gif

    That said - I hate training indoors!

    Nat
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 19, 2010 5:26 PM GMT
    I've played rugby in the snow. The first tackle is always the worst. icon_surprised.gif
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    Mar 19, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    tazzari said1) Roller skiing in Colorado - ten miles up towards the top of the pass and it snowed. Hell coming down.

    2) Dachstein glacier in thick fog and howling wind. This is at around 2,700 meters.

    3) Doing a 30 workout in Meiningen - thermometer dropped to -22 at about the halfway point on a one-loop workout.

    4) Coaching at Giants' Ridge at -21, during the 50 km - you get to be out there for three hours without moving...

    5) Totally de-hydrating on a hot, hot day in British Columbia, with 10 kms left to roller ski before getting back to the car. I hitch-hiked!

    Makes you want to be an x-c skier, doesn't it? icon_smile.gif

    That said - I hate training indoors!

    Nat


    no it makes me want to retire to Bora Bora.
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    Mar 19, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    I used to enjoy running in the rain. Not so much these days. icon_lol.gif
  • tazzari

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    Mar 20, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREno it makes me want to retire to Bora Bora.


    Caribbean for me! I've always thought x-c would make such a good summer sport!

    NAT
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    I have no choice really but to do my long runs outdoors and some memorable experiences:

    1. Training for the Vancouver marathon last year, I had to start in Jan. and the weather every frickin' weekend was always -20-30 degrees celcius. Out there for 2-3 hrs, exhausted, with nothing but blocks of ice for hands. It was an effort of several minutes to fumble with my house key to get inside.

    2. Ran Edmonton marathon in Aug. 2004 during a torrential downpour at 7C and a north wind at 40-60km/hr. Not nice! I cursed often but ran a PB at the time with a 30 min improvement!

    3. Again Edmonton, June 2002, ran the marathon that started at 5p.m. in 33 degree celcius heat. I was half an hour late, and the only saving grace were the residents who kindly turned on sprinklers. I still pay homage to anyone else I see wearing the t shirt from that year.

    What have I learned? Get the #@*! out of Edmonton.
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    26mileman saidI have no choice really but to do my long runs outdoors and some memorable experiences:

    1. Training for the Vancouver marathon last year, I had to start in Jan. and the weather every frickin' weekend was always -20-30 degrees celcius. Out there for 2-3 hrs, exhausted, with nothing but blocks of ice for hands. It was an effort of several minutes to fumble with my house key to get inside.

    2. Ran Edmonton marathon in Aug. 2004 during a torrential downpour at 7C and a north wind at 40-60km/hr. Not nice! I cursed often but ran a PB at the time with a 30 min improvement!

    3. Again Edmonton, June 2002, ran the marathon that started at 5p.m. in 33 degree celcius heat. I was half an hour late, and the only saving grace were the residents who kindly turned on spriklers. I still pay homage to anyone else I see wearing the t shirt from that year.

    What have I learned? Get the #@*! out of Edmonton.


    ... so are you going to ? :p lol
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:19 AM GMT

    ... so are you going to ? :p lol

    Yes, long term plan is solidly in place. Wish I did found the courage when I was younger, however I'm outta here! No more winter tights ever again.
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    bah, you're still young.

    no more tights ? hmm, Van ?
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    xassantex saidbah, you're still young.

    no more tights ? hmm, Van ?


    Closeicon_smile.gif Only better, this place suits provides the best opportunity to pursue every passion I have in my life thus far. It will also end one of a handful of regrets in my life.
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    haha,, riddles riddles..

    if you stay in Canada, i can only think of Victoria .

    but then if you move south of the border, then anything goes .

    regrets have a bad habit of leaving only to make room for another.
    but change is usually good icon_smile.gif

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    Mar 26, 2010 6:26 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidI did a body weight routine in a playground in the low 20s (F) in Philly a few years ago. The gym was closed because the roads were so bad the staff couldn´t get in.


    Sounds like fun!