After reading This Mama Runs on Cupcakes posts on her Top 5 Posts of 2014, I thought it was a neat idea. So I went back and looked at by stats and this was my top 5 most viewed posts of 2014. Enjoy!
1. Jeff Galloway’s Clothing Thermometer – This was actually a post from December 2013, but it continues to get an enormous amount of hits, even though all it does is references Jeff Galloway’s page on determining the best running clothing for the various temperatures.
2. 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Half) Race Recap – This was my second time doing the Goofy Challenge and my third marathon. This is always a great race weekend at Walt Disney World, so I encourage you to get it on your running bucket list.
3. Walt Disney World Race Packing List – This post has obviously been a tremendous help for others. It was originally written to help myself not to forget something for the Walt Disney Marathon race weekend, but thought I would share it, and you liked it!
4. 5 Mile Fartlek Treadmill Training – This is just a training run you can use on a treadmill to help with increasing your times. I gathered it from another site, but it has been hit a lot this past year.
5. 50 By 50 Challenge – Well this one was encouraging to see. Thanks for viewing my challenge to run a half marathon in all fifty states before I turn fifty! Take on the challenge for yourself (because my wife says I need people to travel with to all these states to help with our budget!)
Stay tuned for both my 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Preview posts coming later this week. Have a safe and happy new year!
I have had numerous running partners ask me what should I wear when running, especially in the colder months. As with many things running related, I look to Jeff Galloway for advice. This is another topic which he covers well on his website and books, that I have never been let down on.
A synopsis of the clothing thermometer is below:
- 60° +: tank top, singlet or T-shirt and shorts
- 50-59°: T-shirt and shorts
- 40-49°: long sleeved T, shorts or tights or wind pants, sock or mittens and gloves
- 30-39° : long sleeved T and T-shirt, tights and shorts, socks or mittens or gloves, and hat over ears
- 20-29°: Polypro top or thick long sleeved T, another T-shirt layer, tights and shorts, mittens or gloves, and hat over ears.
- 10-19 °: Polypro top and thick long long sleeved T, tights and shorts, wind suit (top and pants), thick mitten, thick hat over ears.
- 0-9°: Two polypro tops, thick tights and shorts (and thick underwear or supporter for men), Gore-Tex or similar thickness warm-up, gloves and thick mittens, ski mask and hat over ears, and Vaseline covering any exposed skin.
- minus 15 to minus 1: Two thick Polypro tops, tights and thick polypro tights and thick underwear (and supporter for men), thick warm-up, gloves, thick (arctic) ski mask and thick hat over ears, Vaseline covering any exposed skin, thicker socks on feet and other measures for feet, as needed.
- minus 20 and below: Add layers as needed. Stay in touch with the outdoor and ski shops for the warmest clothing which is thin. Watch your feet. There are some socks which heat up…and other innovations.
– See more at: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/learn/clothing/#sthash.1C1J1g7k.dpuf