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Discussion: Succinct versus Blabwell

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Feb 17, 2021 12:16 PM # 
Seeing similar comments about slippage and other weather issues. One guy in Maryland (69 and averaging 8:55 mile...just 15 miles but that is cooking with the slippery conditions) got hit by ice falling off power lines. I had a run about a month ago and saw all kinds of odd depressions in the snow. It dawned on me it was from falling ice off power lines. It was mostly done by then but I did hear a smack every so often.

Amazed how much everyone else seems to be able to say as much or more in a sentence or two as I do in 12 paragraphs.
Feb 17, 2021 11:22 PM # 
Your 6 miler at 9:09 is incredible. To me that's smokin'! Great run. I'm a little mystified that a lot of runners that note the snow and ice issues seem to run about the same pace as they did before the footing in their area was compromised. I'm running 2 to 3 minutes a mile slower!
Feb 17, 2021 11:39 PM # 
The snow on that dirt road is very easy running. It's cold, so not slippery. And only 1/2" deep on the sides. Icy in the middle.
Feb 18, 2021 1:27 AM # 
At least it was not slick ice today but it was a little like running on beach sand. The day before it was cold and only one 'layer' of packed snow that had excellent grip/traction. Drove on the stuff later and it had gotten worse. Car was slipping and sliding like I did when 'running' at my blazing 14 min pace.
Feb 18, 2021 1:33 AM # 
Had wondered about Bean-girl's winter biking but I saw a guy riding a bicycle with those big fat tires as he 'walked' his dog today. He usually is riding a small motorbike with that dog on a lease and they are clipping right along. After my own running and driving experience surprised he was able to move along on the bicycle at all. Must have been Lance Armstrong.
Feb 18, 2021 12:02 PM # 
Grandpa Lefty ran long with 7 miles of the route on glare ice with dusting of snow...8:30 a mile. I remember running that quick and quicker. Now days things that always slowed me, snow, wind especially have MORE effect on me even factoring in age related slower running pace. I'll just plug on. Hopefully the cold will have frozen the snow so there is traction. By Monday we will hit the 50's then 60's for a few days next week. Still heating home with oven and stove top and up to 67 late afternoon with the sun warming up the roof and getting to 24.
Feb 18, 2021 3:06 PM # 
8 degrees colder in Okie-ville than here in Grand Portage, 15 miles from the Canadian border.
Feb 18, 2021 5:45 PM # 
Go figure. My sister in McKinney (suburb north of Dallas) has had to stay with her son/daughter in law due to power outage. I saw at least 3 places in the neighborhood where water had run into the street from broken pipe. When the sun came out yesterday managed to get the temp inside to 67 (for an hour or so). It was only 24 but the bright sun warmed up the roof and thus the attic and hence inside the home warmed up more than just from the stove itself. Never thought Houston could get this cold. We'll be in 60's by mid week...although we'll have more cool/cold weather...but hopefully not below zero for many moons, decades, centuries.
Feb 19, 2021 11:50 AM # 
We are one degree colder this morning both actual and WC. I do not want to 'win' this contest. You can have the prize...cold weather. Huge wolf track. Gulp. At the Farms but especially my mom's parents farm (just sold by her brother a few months ago after about 75 years in the family) the coyotes would howl at night. A few of them sounded like a big pack.

Someone called me on my pronunciation of coyote a few years ago...a fellow Okie. I had always said, 'Cowoats'. They thought I was saying cows out or something like that. You mocked my version of oil once by quoting my words and twang, "I need to change the All in the my car." That's as close as I can come to how you demonstrated my accent. The small community my parents grew up and live in now is Warren, Ok (17 miles NW of where we lived when you visited Altus). One day I realized I was pronouncing it, "Warn. I'm going to Warn."

Actually it was Grand Portage temp. Duluth is about 5 or 6 degrees colder than us.
Feb 19, 2021 1:12 PM # 
It is both inspiring and intimidating (to the point of mild jealousy) reading these other logs. Miles do not intimidate me so much as pace.

I've got to admit there are times that JBean-girl stuns me. You would think she was in her 20's with how she trains. There are some geezers that amaze and annoy me at the same time. I think that's why when I'm running at times I'm thinking of if and how to log something. It's intimidating on one hand the logs that are pure data only. Also how interesting and informative a log can be with only a couple of sentences and yet I take comfort when someone blabs on a little (though I am the champ by far in that category). My log and discussion tops right now contain more writing than some of the logs would in a year or two. :-)
Feb 19, 2021 1:21 PM # 
Bags: Found this podcast looking something else up...this episode was Camille Herron. She, Courtney Dauwalter and Sally McRae laugh and giggle constantly when interviewed. Jim Walmsley talks in a spaced out manner, as do Camille and Courtney. That must be part of their 'natural' talent it's not a slam.

My version of that is day dreaming. I've run to glory millions of times by my head at least. I started the running with music except I would listen to a song that pumped me up and get it in my head and then go head gear or buds of any kind ever.

One of the roofers I met a long time ago had played football at Abilene Christian University but was getting into running at the time. He was more laid back (and honest) than other roofers (there were plenty of straight forward honest ones, but the crooks damage the trades image). We sat on a roof once blabbing away.

A few months later (I can't remember how long exactly) he was run over while out jogging near his home...he had headphones one. As I understood things...a 16 year old girl ran over him. He was tore up bad. One leg amputated at the hip a month later and he still died shortly after that. He was in the process of starting up his own company rather than work for someone else.
Feb 19, 2021 1:23 PM # 
I should finish my book someday or start a new one...I've even thought of taking the main idea and cutting it down to one book and editing out a lot of the last 75% of what I wrote. At the time it was therapy (2013-2016 majority of writing) from work. I would have a chance of capturing the super hero market in the 4th to 7th or 8th grade age group.
Feb 19, 2021 1:28 PM # 
Camille kept saying things about 'being able to run outside' and mostly was not talking about the weather...she has not mentioned covid yet. If you can't go outside then...I won't say anything else as at the edge of politics there and that has to be a no-no.

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