as a minnesota runner, i try to get outside whenever the temperature reaches double digits (if temp GE 10 and LE 99). today was definitely not a day to run outside.
my lad, on the other hand, seems to relish sub-zero runs. tor charged into the darkness tonight in just a few layers of sweats and a stocking cap. with the temp at 12 below and the windchill at -37, he was very icy when he returned. when i asked why he felt compelled to run tonight, he said that it just felt so badass to run along the highway with so much ice hanging off his face.
yeah, it sounds kind of badass to me too. but not badass enough to get me out of the house and/or office in this weather.