skin in the winter time

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    Nov 12, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    Somewhere in the depths of time, I learned "the 60 degree rule." That is, if the temperature is below 60 farenheit, the joints and muscles need insulation (clothing) to function properly while training. That's the temp at which I learned to switch from bike shorts to tights, for example.

    On a recent visit to my alma mater, I was surprised to see lots of young people running shirtless in 48 degree weather.

    Personally, my knees do seem to feel better when wrapped in cool weather. But, I haven't found any specific reliable information about the so-called 60-degree-rule and wonder if anyone has any.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 13, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    I generally try not to show skin.
  • fryblock

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    Nov 13, 2007 3:59 AM GMT
    what happens when you get hot while running even if its below 60?
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    Nov 13, 2007 2:12 PM GMT
    I have to wrap my knees in 90 degrees!!! But i put a lot of stress on them so that might be why.

    Upperbody joints are fine and rarely need covered really.
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    Nov 14, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    This is why I love California lol. Seriously though you kinda answered your own question. A younger mans body heat rises a lot faster. When people get older cold weather affects the joints more and injury can happen a lot easier. Keep doing what your doing and keeping your joints and muscles warm to prevent injury.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 14, 2007 8:47 AM GMT
    where was tank in the can u take the guy above u thread. I'd love to pin u, then oil u down!!
  • fryblock

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    Nov 14, 2007 9:07 AM GMT
    amen to that