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Discussion: Duluth Weather

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Apr 18, 2019 1:48 PM # 
Our weather has been frustrating for months...more rain than I can ever remember...affected my golf much more than running...but it sure seems cold up there for it being halfway through April. There have been years or winters where things were much worse but this was just a nagging, pestering type winter...teased you with less severe weather and some warm weather but then a short super cold wave would hit and slowly but surely frustration built as the winter went by. This was not a mild winter inbetweener that wore on your nerves. Cold for two or three days...windy out of control 1 or 2 days...1 mild day and 1 semi-mild least we're getting closer to best weather of the year other than fall...
Apr 18, 2019 1:52 PM # 
I am pretty disciplined when it comes to fighting the weather but just because I go out in it does not mean I really have a good workout or enjoy body just does not warm up in the cold like it used to...and it's hard to run well when your muscles feel heavy and lifeless and stiff.

I noticed several runs where I was super layered up and even that did not help me warm up or feel the cold through my 7 upper layer, 2 hats, 3 lower layers at times...not as tough to the heat anymore either. Whimpo man I guess.

Hope you guys warm up (us too) and you can get rolling on the training.
Apr 18, 2019 2:23 PM # 
It's pretty normal for us to have this kind of weather. In fact, April is my second least favorite month (after Nov.) because it's so damn wet and raw.
Many years we get major snowstorms in even late April. Not out of the woods yet!
I bit the bullet and ran on the treadmill yesterday... not a fan of getting wet in 30+ degree temps.
Apr 18, 2019 4:21 PM # 
It snowed around May 4th, 1971...all the snow had just melted and the ground was absolutely soaking wet then it snowed like 4 inches...this is all from the fading memory of a 63 yr old...I don't like wet and raw at all...there have been times I'm feeling super and running well in the middle of some sort of rain or snow storm and the feeling of being indestructive at the moment is awesome...but those days are pretty much gone. I especially loathe soaking wet shoes and socks...too weak to lift them and they make each footstrike feel like I'm wearing army boots and carrying a backpack of rocks.

Part of my 'weather-memory' is also distorted by the fact I've lived in different places...Colorado (Denver/Colo Springs), Duluth, Okieland, Texas and California...

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