Running In The Winter

  • MidwesternKid

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    Oct 02, 2010 5:23 AM GMT
    I picked up running on a regular basis. Surprised I have kept it up for 6 months now. It is getting cold now and I need some advice on getting ready for the cold weather. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what are some must haves for running in the cold?
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    Oct 02, 2010 11:48 AM GMT
    I actually wanted to take up running this month cuz its cooling down here in TX, but as it gets close to winter i remember that icy feeling ur lungs get when u run in the cold.

    other than that i would look up running jackets for when its really cold cuz it would be annoying to wear a jacket then have it get hot cuz ur working so hard then take the jacket off only to get cold again.
  • mdswimmer

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    Oct 02, 2010 12:31 PM GMT
    best advice, just keep running though it. you will want to get your lungs acclimated as it gets colder. even in the middle of january or february, a long run outside can rock and be a great way to get a mental reboot.
    as far as gear goes, LAYERS!!!
    technical tee shirt, then a lighter weight, long sleeve shirt, and lastly a running shell. brooks makes some really nice ones. i have found my legs can take the cold, even in 30 degrees, but if thats not your thing, running tights, work. sure they look doofy as hell, but they work.
    thin running gloves are a must, and a skull cap is highly recommended.
    really looking forward to some winter runs now, thanks, lol.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Oct 02, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Just power through the first ten minutes of your run, because after that, your body temp will probably have risen and you'll feel fine. I'm not saying you should run in a wife-beater when it's ten degrees out, but you don't really have to layer as much as you think.
  • jessetriguy

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    Oct 02, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    I love running but always wear the proper gear in cool weather. I like Dri-FIT fabric long sleeve shirts to wick sweat away and help keep you dry and comfortable and maybe a light jack if its really cold then pair them with some running tights.
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    Oct 02, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    depends how cold it is going to be.

    i'll run at - 20C which can be either quite nice or really nasty.

    you'll need tights , and long underwear.

    top must be breathable .

    and you must always be chilly the first 5 minutes you run . If you feel already warm, you're overdressed.