Today was the first day this winter that I had to look at the weather conditions and led to me debating on if I would try to tough it out outside ..or retreat to the gym. After realizing that I wouldn't be willing to take my faithful four-legged running buddy with me in such weather it made sense to not subject myself to it either. So my element that sent me running inside was the -36 degree temps ( -6 without the windchill at noon) , what about everyone else? What does it take to keep you inside?
"SEA LEVEL IS FOR SISSIES" BolderBoulder
I live in Los Angeles, so features such as bitter cold, snow and ice aren't factors. However, if I see pouring rain (especially if it's a thunderstorm) I'll usually head instead to the elliptical in my house or (if it's a weekend) to the gym treadmill. OK, I don't HAVE to avoid the heavy rain. Of course I COULD go out and run in it. I just know I can usually go out the next day and avoid it.
@ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32
Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24
Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15
Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57
That would keep me inside too! We're down to -15ºC (5F) here and it's ok to run but I think I'd only go to -20ºC max. Another element would be a snowstorm. I've been lucky enough that this winter hasn't prohibited me from running outside yet!
PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32
4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37
6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54
6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon
8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K
Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.