Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Cold Outside

It is no secret that I hate being cold.  I will run in the winter, but I hate it.  I hate running tights, I hate hats.  I hate winter.

The temperature has been dipping these past few days in Massachusetts.  By no means is it cold yet.  I am still wearing shorts when I am running.  I will wear shorts the whole winter if I can help it.

Training for Boston last year, running during a storm.

But biking....that is a whole different story.  I have tried riding in under 40 degree weather and it is not fun for me.  My raynaud's syndrome goes into overdrive and my fingers and toes go numb pretty fast because of the wind.  Riding with numb toes is not fun.  Enter my new bike trainer...


I somehow got lucky and a doctor my sister works with offered her his barely used bike trainer.  My sister knew I had a winter of biking ahead of me and not a lot of money to buy a nice trainer so she jumped on it.  I was SO happy and SO thankful!

My trainer is a Kinetic by Kurt Road Machine.  I plan on having a review of the Kinetic by Kurt in a few months after I get some miles on it.  I did use it today for an hour.  It was a great workout.  It seems quieter than what I have heard most trainers seem to be and was pretty easy to set up.

I would say, bring on the winter, but I would love for some warm days to keep happening.  I am not ready to head to my garage for hours on end of treadmilling and biking.  But, at least I am ready.


8 comments:

Cristina @triathlonmami said...

I hate winter too ... enter Florida. We call winter bragging season. We call summer Hell. Enjoy the trainer!

Steph @ Steph Runs On said...

I super hate winter. I guess it's good I moved to Texas. I don't look forward to that one or two weeks of cold weather we get every year.

Amanda@Runninghood said...

The rain started in Portland today. ;( So gross. I'm so not motivated to train another winter with this stuff. A treadmill in a cold garage with nothing but gray. Boo. I'm really lacking in the motivation department. I might have to look into these bike trainers...for my husband and I.

Middleaged Runner said...

It's chilly here too! It's so hard to take that first step outdoors with shorts on this time of year- BRRRRR!!!

Donna said...

I found your blog through Run Faster Mommy and because I saw "Westford" had to stop by and see if it was Westford, MA. I'm from Fitchburg, my boss lives in Westford so I was happy to stumble upon your blog. Then I saw the bike on the trainer and I really knew I had stopped by the right place. I am not a runner at the moment, still trying after I femoral neck stress fracture a few years back. I seem to have developed a limp in my run and cannot seem to get rid of it. My latest "fix" is to try strengthening my glute medius to see if that's my issue. Anyway, I took up road cycling 4 years ago and that's my love now. Unfortunately, I broke my arm 8 weeks ago and that put an end to my outdoor season. I am also indoors on my trainer now. I train with a group indoors starting in November called Optimum Performance. It's a ride studio where we leave our bikes for the season and have classes to ready us for the outdoor season. It's really nice to be able to ride my own bike indoors with a group of people, very motivating and the classes are hard and keep you in tip top shape for the next season. Anyway, sorry for the book, just wanted to say hello.

Amanda Loudin said...

I gave in last week and moved my good bike to the basement for the winter. Onto the trainer and my old bike I go! I used to be much heartier with outdoor cycling, but I think those days are long gone! See you in a few days!!!

Bill Hurley said...

I can just imagine how fast you are going to be in the spring. That is a great trainer. That will be a great tool leading up to LPIM.

jobo said...

I would LOVE an indoor bike trainer!! that is awesome!!!