Category Archives: weather

Hypothermia

This morning, for the first time, I got a taste of hypothermia while running. It had been cold the past few days with temperatures staying below freezing.  Grounds was dry, so was the air.  Ice had sucked away any moisture.  … Continue reading

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S.A.D. No More

SAD stands for seasonal affective disorder (commonly known as the winter blues). This winter, I have gained weight. Especially on the heel of the marathon in November, the increase is dramatic and astronomical.  I could rationalize that the added layer … Continue reading

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Frozen in Washington DC

The  hot air in Washington DC is nullified by the wintry storm.  The region has been under the grip of an arctic cold spill for about a week now. Local Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security issues cold emergency and … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice And Me

  Folks in the Northern Hemisphere (myself included) experienced winter solstice yesterday.  It was the shortest day (or longest night) of the year, a day embraced by the nocturnal type.  But definitely not me. Call it seasonal effect or what not.  With … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 20 – Cold Weather Running

5 mile easy, 45 degree Fahrenheit, cold. While no white smoke coming out of my mouth this morning, I felt what a cold, finger numbing run it was.  The run, I told myself, in a way could be a preview … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 20 – Weather & Race Effect

  2 mile warm up, 3 mile marathon pace, 1 mile cool down, 60 degree Fahrenheit.  Pleasant running weather. Wow, what a perfect morning for marathon if the marathon were today.  It was cloudy, cool, around 60 degree.  Ideal for … Continue reading

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Day 1 Week 17 – Live & Learn

5 mile tempo run at 7:39 – 7:57 pace, 2 mile warm up, 1 mile cool down. 59 degree Fahrenheit, ideal for running. My body shuddered when I stepped outside for my morning run as cool breezes swept fall leaves … Continue reading

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Day 2 Week 14 – Puerto Rico’s Fate

tempo interval 2 x 15 min w/ 2 min rest, 3.3 warm up & cool down The struggle we face often is not out there in the external world.  It is within us. Whether it’s conflicting values, competing options, or … Continue reading

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Day 6 Week 10 – Harvey & Me

16 mile easy. Tropical Storm Harvey brought precipitations to our area today, Nothing to the scale of its former category 4 hurricane stature.  But it was cold and rained all day nonetheless. Earlier in the week, I blogged about running … Continue reading

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Day 5 Week 10 – YOGA For Runners

It is cooler day, today in the Washington DC area.  Temperature never makes out of the 60’s.  Imaging that here in September!  This weather reminds me of San Francisco where coats and jackets are the standard attires for this time … Continue reading

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