Comments on: Character builder http://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html Mom. Runner. Coach. Writer. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:26:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Thea @ It's Me Vs. Mehttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70937 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:11:15 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70937 We drove to Columbus the day after Christmas, than on to Illinois after that, than to the Cleveland area after that…all in a 6 day span of time. It was snow and ice in Columbus, freezing and windy in Illinois, and snowy again in North Olmsted. I didn’t have a decent run all week!

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By: David H.http://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70658 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:41:26 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70658 Running in Ohio is never easy for whatever reason. In addition to that hot Cleveland Half last year, I’ve done 2 turkey trots at my in-laws — one year was pouring down snow with 20 mph winds and on snow-packed roads. Another year was like 35 degrees and raining.

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By: Kate @ So Cal Runner Galhttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70375 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:39:47 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70375 YIKES! You are so tough! I was just back in IL for a week and I definitely used the treadmill for every run. The cold weather just kills me! It hurts me down to my bones! And the snow is a whole other story!

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By: Alison @ racingtaleshttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70370 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:32:43 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70370 That definitely counts as a character-building run! I took my yaktrax with me to West Virginia where we were skiing. I only run a few miles as it’s all either uphill or downhill but that’s enough for me! And on the day it snowed I only made it half a mile before I decided that running uphill, with snow hitting me in the face, wasn’t any fun at all! So kudos to you for making it a lot further. Excited to hear your spring marathon news!

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By: Raquelitahttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70357 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 23:15:22 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70357 Welcome back! I blogged a bit over the past week, but spent more time just relaxing and hanging out with family.

Nice job of running out in the elements. I don’t mind running in snow – though I tend to keep the mileage short as changing my stride makes me worry about ITB troubles after more than a few miles. However, I hate running on ice and so have been on the treadmill for most of the past couple of months.

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By: Efohttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70328 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:23:10 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70328 I was in the Cleveland area over break visiting my parents, and yeah, it was real tough getting out to run each day we were there. I ran 15 over that weekend, and fortunately for me, the town my parents live in have wide shoulders and a bike lane, so I stuck to those!

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By: Saltyhttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70295 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 16:21:01 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70295 Happy New Year! Next time you’re in town, let me know and let’s make a date. I’ll get you through that snow, no problemo :) I only run on the treadmill if I need to stay close for kid or safety purposes (to avoid dangerous ice or darkness). I trained for Boston one winter and did every long run outside. It helps to be flexible with pace goals and to go with the flow. Instead of a continuous fast finish for one long run, I did surges throughout the run any time the road was clear. I tend to stick with roads in the winter – I live near some very scenic roads with light weekend traffic, which helps a lot. I love winter running and agree it’s something you need to adapt to. After a while it becomes routine and no big deal and I find myself looking forward to those brisk sunny mornings when the snow sparkles or those super quiet thick snowfalls. Glad you got to experience some of the best a CLE winter has to offer and hope 2013 is a year of many PRs and lots and lots of wonderful miles in the snow, sun and everything in between!

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By: lisa @ early morning runhttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70066 Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:15:34 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70066 Wow, great job getting out there for a run in the snow! I didn’t start running till I moved to NYC and we just don’t get a lot of snow here so I agree, I just don’t know how people train through the winter in some states! I am definitely in awe.

Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is a great year for you and your family!

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By: Michelle @ Running with Attitudehttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70061 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:41:24 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70061 Definitely a character-builder! I managed to get some miles in before the snow hit New England…but I know my snow runs are coming :)

Happy New Year!

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By: Christine @ Love, Life, Surfhttp://misszippy1.com/2012/12/character-builder.html#comment-70052 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:02:46 +0000 http://misszippy1.com/?p=2862#comment-70052 Yes, character building is a good way to put it :-)

I definitely am not that hard core. You would find me indoors in conditions like that. I can’t imagine. I like running in the winter but am a fair weather winter runner? Love freshly fallen snow but not shin-deep. Great job sticking with your run! It’s nice to see you back here. Blogging breaks are great, aren’t they? I too feel refreshed after some time away. Happy New Year!

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