Ok, I've not been running yet but in the past three days I did an easy/moderate xcountry ski doing laps in a field, a snowshoe, and a moderate xcountry ski on groomed trails.
I do get colder in the beginning, especially with wind, and probably overall. I was thinking that I wasn't wearing more than usual today, but then realized for the temperature (low 30s) I was. I don't think I'd wear a vest until it was in the teens and probably would have taken my headband off.
If going full tempo, I don't think it will matter.
I lost most of the weight before becoming a runner, and the rest while I was a newbie runner, so I don't know about weight loss and being colder running. I do know that after losing weight and becoming a runner, I'm colder while walking. I have to bundle up more than I used to to walk in winter weather. This doesn't seem to matter for shoveling snow, though.
Running . . . I haven't noticed a need to dress differently for similar cold weather this season than the last two seasons. But I also am at close to the same weight as when I first learned to run in cold weather.
On the positive side, I find it much easier to deal with hot weather than when I was carrying more weight.
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I found the same thing! Only I am a wimp and won't run outside in the winter. I am in Ontario, Canada and we frequently get into the minus weather - which is just asking for frost bite. So I usually take the winter off and do other forms of cardio, work on strengthening my quads and then get back at it come February.
But not just running- I find I need to bundle up more during the day in the office and at night in bed now that I have lost some weight.
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OMG, yes! Before I lost all of my weight I would walk all year round. I would bundle up if it was cold. Last year I just couldn't handle the cold at all. I ended up doing most of my running on the treadmill. This year, although I'm still cold, I've changed my mindset and I just get out and do it. I don't think I'd wear any more layers than you normally do, but it may feel a little chillier when you start out.
Yes, between last winter and the winter before I lost probably 20+ pounds, and had to adjust by dressing a little warmer without that layer of natural insulation.
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