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Jan 1, 2011

First run of the year!

Happy New Year everyone!!!!!

Wow, what an incredible first run of the year!  It was 52 degrees when I stepped outside for my run this morning.  Only about 25 degrees warmer than it has been here in Detroit.  It was nice to go out there with only one layer on.  I know many of you would wear shorts in this weather but I opted for a long sleeve tech shirt from my Turkey Trot run and a pair of summer tights.  You can actually wear these things in 80 degrees but then who would want to?  It was also nice to wear normal socks instead of wool socks and a normal hat instead of a beanie.  Too bad this weather is not going to last - it's supposed to be 25 degrees with a wind chill of 11 tomorrow for my run!  Jeez!

Today I ran 6 miles for the Miami New Year's Fun Run 2011 Virtual Race.  Amanda at Run to the Finish had a virtual race and since I had a six miler  planned for today anyway, I figured what the heck.  I finished in 48:58.  I'm not officially in the point system they are doing but figured why not join in on the fun.



Have a great Day and......Keep Running!

20 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! I've never done a virtual race but am thinking I should! Great job!

    I wish the weather had held on this side of the lake..it was 25 with crazy high winds this morning..my favorite...blah

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  2. Well I opted for shorts and it was fantastic. Not many January days can be run in shorts!

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  3. Great run, Jeff! We enjoyed similar weather here... I actually wore shorts and got some of the craziest looks ever! It was great!!

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  4. Great job on the New Years Day run! I also did my NY Day run at the Rescue Run 5k. We, however, did not have warm weather. The temp was actually 4 degrees and there was some wind. The road was icy and snowy. I could have run much better at this race but I just love starting out the new year with a race!

    Cheers and here's to 2011!

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  5. Happy New Year Jeff! Great way to start a new year!

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  6. Oh, it felt so good outside today! These are the days that keep you sane if you're a winter-grinch like me! :) Happy New Year!

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  7. I ran on the treadmill this morning before I bothered checking the weather! I wish I'd checked, it's fantasticly warmer outside here too! Jealous you went out, then again, you always do.

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  8. wahoo, way to go!! So glad the weather cleaned up it's act for you today

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  9. Don't worry Christi - We'll be back to that weather soon enough!

    Jogging - you should have checked - it was incredible.

    Ken & Mallory - I'm sure you both got some looks. I think I get looks all the time no matter what it's like out. People around here are like, what's this guy doing running?

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  10. Awesome job! I'm sure you already have this written somewhere so please forgive me for asking if you do but what will your first marathon be? Have you decided?

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  11. I haven't got my first run of the year in...yet! Great job on the virtual race, great idea.

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  12. Happy New Year and congrats on a nice first run of the year!

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  13. So it was warmer today in Detroit than San Diego. Go figure.

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  14. Perfect way to start the new year off - yay for you!! And tights in 52 degree weather? I draw the line at 24 between shorts and pants. Hum. :)

    Happy 2011!!!

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  15. I didn't quite wear shorts, but it was nice to run outside and not freeze!

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  16. Happy new year to you too.
    A nice way to start another running year.

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  17. Marathon Rule #54378: if it goes on the bib, then you can't back down.

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  18. Heck, even this CA boy ran in shorts in 38 degree weather. Oh well, you gotta go with what makes you comfortable. Good job for bringing in the New Year with a run.

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  19. Great job on your run. The weather sounds like it really cooperated for you! Happy new year!

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