Monday, March 2, 2009

Outdoor Run in Shorts!

I was in a training course all day today, and I looked wistfully outside over lunch today. Such bright sunlight...such warm temperatures... But my lunch break on the course was too short to attempt my run. Sigh... I was ecstatic while I drove home to see that it was still 12C (54F). That is shorts weather in my book! I quickly fed the pups, changed, and rushed out the door. 3.22 rolly hilly miles done at a 9:41/mi pace! I saw a few other runners bundled up in track suits and toques, but it was so comfortable out there in shorts around the melting snow.

So Suz and I are going to enter as a team for the Nike Women's Marathon. Is anyone else interested in joining our team? There isn't a lot of information on the website for a team entry. It almost looks like there is only one entry for the team, so adding people doesn't increase your chance of getting picked. But...hopefully once the lottery opens on Wednesday morning that will be more clear. So, if any of you gals are interested in going in for a blogger meet up, then let me know. E-mail me at runnerleana at gmail dot com and we'll go from there!

11 comments:

Marci said...

That is great you got to run in shorts! Totally jealous. It was -15C here today!

Scott said...

Yay for warmer weather!! It was 22F here today, but will be 71F here on Saturday! Good luck in your quest for the Women's Marathon entry too :)

Missy said...

OH yeah, shorts are on their way...I can't wait too!

Melanie said...

must have been great to run in shorts... this winter has been brutal! Good luck for Nike! We're still trying to figure out with the running group if we're registering, but i'll let you know!

lilmeg said...

I'm planning to be there!! I'd love to meet up with you guys!

And 12C is DEFINITELY shorts weather. Actually, after this winter, I might even lay outside and tan in 12 degrees. I forget what that warm feels like.

Marlene said...

Shorts!!! Nice! Can you send some of themild temps over here please? ;)

Great pace!

Lauren said...

It was in the 50s here yesterday so I deemed it too cold to run at all! I don't know how y'all do it. It's supposed to be back in the 70s and 80s tomorrow.

RunToFinish said...

YES YES YES put me on your team!! I think that would just be so darn fun!!!!!

Ok sorry that was a little much right? Hey it's Tuesday and well I gave in too some sugar...eik.

Dang I can't do shorts until it's like 60...I'm a coldie

aron said...

YAY for shorts!!!!

yah i dont think teams help your chances at nike, but its good to ALL get in if you do get in!! so fun :) good luck!

Sonia said...

I believe you had a better winter than I did... so I'm considering moving out west LOL

So jealous!!

joyRuN said...

54F is definitely shorts weather.

Oh I can't wait for some of that!