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in: Harps; Harps > 2016-08-10

Aug 10, 2016 6:52 PM # 
...winter on days like this? Even a tiny little bit?
Aug 10, 2016 7:25 PM # 
Not at all! Even the hottest of days I will take this over any day below freezing. I'll take sweaty over shivering.

This is our altitude training, makes you stronger (so long as you don't get sick from the AQ!).
Aug 10, 2016 8:04 PM # 
I thought that might be your answer. :)

Yup, we've got an AQ warning in Caledon today.
Aug 10, 2016 9:01 PM # 
I hate it!
Aug 10, 2016 10:11 PM # 
I'm taking a mulligan today on AQ and a bit of common sense for injury recovery. But I'll take this over cold any time.

Slightly unrelated, but I think my winter go to for cardio may become skating. This is very tentative....
Aug 10, 2016 11:30 PM # 
So it's a 2-2 tie so far. :)
Aug 11, 2016 12:01 AM # 
Just to be clear: is this comparing an extreme heat day vs an extreme cold day? Or just an average (grey dull dark cold) winter day vs today?? ;). I'd take today on both accounts...
Aug 11, 2016 12:07 AM # 
I take the cold .... To a point. When the beer starts to freeze before I can finish it and the holes freeze over so quick you can't really fish, I revert back to favouring the heat.
Aug 11, 2016 12:54 AM # 
Comparing today to *any* day in winter. You know - deep blue sky, shimmering white crystals wafting through the air, marshmallow trees and snow crunching underfoot. Just add a layer or take it off to control your temperature. Normal HR when you run - and no need to take a mulligan on running out of fear for your health. Dogs aren't at risk of heat exhaustion; no FDFs or ticks or poison ivy. Just a regular winter day. ;)

Not that I don't enjoy most summer days too! But unless I'm at a lake, I just can't get enthused about being outside on a day like today.
Aug 11, 2016 11:11 AM # 
Bah, keep the heat. I just don't have any mojo for training when it's in the 30s. Also not a fan of air quality alerts.
Aug 11, 2016 12:33 PM # 
Ha, I expected that from you 'Bent. I can't think of many people exclaiming what a great day it is when it's under -20C :)
Aug 14, 2016 3:54 AM # 
coach ld:
Um, actually I would :) - No problem getting grip, and typically dry and sunny but with very little chance of getting sun/heat stroke. Way nicer than 35 plus humidity - unless there's a lake to jump into.
Good luck sweating it out in Tremblant!
Aug 14, 2016 10:53 AM # 
the Norwegians have a phrase "no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing". ie you can dress for anything so get outside and enjoy. True enough. BUT it never gets to over 40C with the humidity in Norway so I'll stick with winter buying more clothes and the enjoyment of winter training and racing.

Good luck in the race Harps!
Aug 14, 2016 11:54 AM # 
Coincidentally, I wrote new lyrics to Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" for one of Coach LD's birthday parties, and one of the verses started with:

There's no bad weather
There is just bad gear
Coach LD goes outside
Every day of every year
Aug 14, 2016 11:57 AM # 
Btw I didn't mean to resurrect the debate. I just wondered if Harps ever had a fond thought for winter vs. the current sauna-like weather. Apparently not. To each his own!
Aug 15, 2016 3:22 AM # 
Guess you'd better enjoy this while it lasts!
Aug 15, 2016 11:52 AM # 
I've seen already :(. Time to book some travel.

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