11.21.2005

Call me what you will

Okay. I'm spoiled. This is Florida. It is "summer" from April to December, yet tomorrow has caught my attention. The forecast for 500-700 tomorrow is 52 degrees with winds of 12 mph with a "feels like" temperature of 49 degrees. That's the kind of temp that gets my attention (and to think I ran topless yesterday!).
Now I have to dig into my winter drawers and find my long sleeve shirts and running hat. Advisories encourage us to run with an expectation that it'll feel 20 degrees warmer when our bodies warm up. That'll be the equivalent of 70 degrees then, for me. It's just going to be a little nippy over those first couple of miles, hopefully not with too much wind in my face.

I spoke with one of my veteran runner friends this morning about the "recovery" period that follows a massage. I had only had two before the last one and I was wondering whether I should feel so creaky. He said it takes about three days to get over the lactid acid hangover that comes from a massage (I think a martini hangover is shorter). Sure as shootin', this morning I felt normal - no pains or creaks. I had to go from Wednesday to Sunday (4 days) but now I know more about scheduling a massage.

9 comments:

Rae said...

We had a chilly, windy 30 degree run tonight in TN. Yikes!! It's so hard to dress right for them, I've fallen in love with my jackets that I can peel off and tie around my waste. I was glad to hear on the news this am that FL will be spared this latest annoying Greek storm!

susie said...

You are spoiled. We are expecting cold rain today and snow on Thursday:) So glad you have worked out all those aches and pains. Onward!

Lara said...

We're looking for high-20'sF and 4 or 5 inches of snow today and I'm actually holding off my run a few hours so I can be out there while the snow is falling. My brother is visiting from Jacksonville and is quite beside himself about the weather :D

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Oh yes, you are indeed spoiled! Anything over 40 and I'm wearing shorts. Tomorrow we have snow coming.

Such pampered people down there. :)

Susan said...

Nothing good ever spoils . . .

Jank said...

cold, cold and rainy up here. so cold i can't get the shift key to work.

but at least we'll have a white thanksgiving, maybe. that's good, right?

The Running Red Sox Fan said...

ahhhh....what I wouldn't do for a 49 degree day right about now.

more like spoiled rotten!

jeff said...

i'm hear you. it's been santa ana conditions here for the last week. that means highs in the mid 80's to low 90's, super dry and very windy.

so, for the weekend before thanksgiving, i had to double up on hydration during my long run so i didn't bonk from the heat.

crazy.

i can't wait for some cold weather.

jeff said...

oh...and bill? it's not the cold and the problem with your shift key...it's the subliminal messages you get when you visit my blog...

*type in lower case, young padawan*