Cool – no, cold – runnings

4 01 2008

The next time you need inspiration to stare down the elements, check this story from today’s Globe.

Yellowknife’s average January temperature hovers between lows around -30 C and highs around -20. Hypothermia can set in instantly. Exposed skin can freeze in a matter of minutes. And yet Yellowknife has become a city of runners

Through a combination of sheer resolve and specialized attire such as wind briefs and shoes studded like snow tires, joggers in the capital city have formed what must be one of the world’s hardiest running communities.

Brrrrr.

Wind briefs are a topic for discussion another day.

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7 01 2008
Yumke

Read that piece — made me feel like a wimp :). How’s the training going?

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