Featured Website: Competitive Runner

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featured websiteIt’s September and, for some of us, snow will soon be falling. Where I live (Calgary, Canada) rumour has it we may even get snow this weekend. I sure hope not. I’m just not ready for it. Are you? Do you know what to wear when it’s not a wonderful, hot sunny day? Well maybe this site can help you. The Competitive Runner has a great write up on “Casting off Winter Time Chills.”

winter_running.jpgThe article covers topics such as Cold Weather Attire and another section suggests guidelines for what to wear at various temperatures.

Of course the site has a lot more information to offer runners. Be sure to check out the links in the menu on the left.

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Photo courtesy Gillys Gym.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

  1. Soozan on September 15th at 6:15 pm

    Snow? Good grief I’m jealous – it was 95 here today. Ugh.

  2. Dawn - Pink Chick on September 15th at 6:54 pm

    Yup, the weatherman promised snow and guess what? For once he kept his promise. Big fluffy stuff is falling as I look out my window. According to Yahoo the current temperature is 2C, feels like -4 and for my US friends that’s 36 feels like 25. Time to dig out the sweaters and fleece vests.

  3. Karen in Calgary on September 16th at 10:59 am

    Light fluffy rain. T’aint snow yet. Shhh.

    I NEVER wish for winter running, even on the hottest days. That said, I’m no weather wimp, and there are many astounding wonders to behold on a winter run. Thanks for the great links.

    Where did all my mittens go?