Winter Challenge - 2013

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  1. Barefoot TJ Administrator
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    All, was there a 2010-2011 Winter Barefoot Challenge?

    Laura, I found these for you:

    BRS 2010-2011 Winter Barefoot Challenge article: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threa...-smelph-running-barefoot-and.5649/#post-56193 (Edited to add from Bob)

    BRS 2011-2012 Winter Barefoot Challenge article: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/how-was-your-barefoot-running-this-winter.6445/#post-62979

    BRS 2012-2013 Winter Barefoot Challenge article: http://thebarefootrunners.org/threads/brs-2012-2013-winter-challenge.13729/#post-126469

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    Nope this is the third installment of the challenge. 2011-2012 was the first year.

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    Thanks!

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    Just put in another 6km tonight at a balmy -4 degrees windchill. Yup it is windy out there. Snow is falling, just not enough to collect on the ground just yet.
    Going to be soon though, very soon. :coldfeet:

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    2.3 miles as the snow flew by me. Not sure what temp it was.
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    I'm confused. Bob said no to 2010-2011, you say yes, it did happen. Is there an article that summarizes the challenge? I'd like to add it to the others for prosperity's sake.

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    Thanks for finding this Bob.

    3 challenges so far
    2010 - USA won
    2011 - Can won
    2012 - USA won

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    Gee if I looked at your signatue Yow I would of seen that 2010 was clearly the first year. Serious Blonde moment there.

    2013- Canada shall will. Let's getter done.

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    It was just a category error. I like thinking in metric, makes me feel like less of a warmongering, irrational American for a moment. The worst is any kind of carpentry or mechanic work. Doing arithmetic in fractions of an inch really stinks, although now that I'm middle-aged, I suppose it's a good cognitive exercise to fight off senility. And I hate having to have two sets of wrenches.

    Two inches of snow this morning. Luckily, it had mostly melted on the streets and sidewalks by the time of this morning's run commute, but the wetness felt frosty. Are we all sure it's rational to be running like this? I can't believe this will feel normal in a few more weeks.

    I'll only be doing three regular runs per week. All the other ones are just one-mile run commutes. So that explains the high number of total runs I'll be posting, as well as the low average mileage per run.

    I didn't realize this was a team challenge. Now I feel responsible, and ambivalent about Rick's mileage at the same time. Maybe we can group all the Europeans into one team, so that it's a three-way race?

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    Another 6km for me at about -4 degrees. Frosty, frosty, frosty. Yup, people are starting to whisper nutty words a little more.

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    Hey, just for kicks, I'm thinking about getting a surface thermometer like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FA933K/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I remember seeing a photo of someone using one, I think it was last year's Winter Challenge, but maybe it was somewhere else.

    Anyway, has anyone used one of these? I'm just curious about the temp differences between different types of surfaces, mainly concrete versus asphalt. I know the former is colder, but how much? I'd also like to see how much the surface temp varies between morning and afternoon, given the same air temp.

    But then what happens if the surface temp is colder or warmer than the air temp (+windchill)? Which one would I use to determine the run's temp category?

    Yah, if they didn't already think we were nuts for running barefoot, surely they'll be convinced now.
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    HSB, you should give it a try. Plus, now that this is a team sport, we can use all the help we can get! You're really good at self-experimentation, so I'm sure you'll do fine. Just ease into it while you're figuring out your tolerances. Last winter I thought I was ready to join the ranks of those who can run in the snow, but I found that was beyond my capabilities. Just always bring footwear back-up and don't hesitate to put it on at the first sign of trouble.

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    Vanessa and I are staying at the Wolfestead this winter (Pennsylvania). I think I'd like to participate and see what this SoCal boy can handle.

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    Dang Lee....I make fun of you for one post, disappear and you take off with your mileage!?!?!?!
    ....looks like I need to get my mileage back up there....
    cold weather on the way!

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    Us Winterpeggers are getting a break by the looks of it. Not to much in the way of accumulating snow in the forecast for a while, so it looks like bonus time here that might get us another couple weeks to get some miles in before it does get to cold. 2 miles at a -4C windchill today. :D
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    That is awesome Shacky. One thing though I am calling you a honorary Canadian due to your lengthy stay north of the border (I also still consider Alaska part of Canada as well), your better half being Canadian and with that beard you look more like a Canadian lumberjack anyway. So any miles logged shall go under the Maple Leaf .

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    Hoping to get out tonight, plus I have a potential marathon distance on Monday as well. Should be some good miles coming before the snow flies.

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    Great show, Canadians!

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