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11/29/13 8:26 P

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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.



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11/29/13 3:11 P

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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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11/27/13 8:50 A

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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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11/24/13 9:26 A

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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.

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11/23/13 6:26 P

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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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11/23/13 4:30 P

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I noticed before I was always warmer than average when out running. Still wearing running shorts without gloves when it was 30-32 degrees. So now maybe I will be about the same as others? LOL!



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11/23/13 4:24 P

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After I lost 90 pounds, I was freezing. All. The. Time. I was never a sweater wearer before, but I became one.

So colder while running, just all part of the whole for me.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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11/23/13 4:06 P

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Hey all, I had a foot injury and so took an off-season. I kept losing weight anyway, and when I start running again soon I will have lost just over 20 lbs.

In preparation for running outside, I'm wondering if anyone has felt colder running outside after losing weight? Did you have to wear more layers? Or was it not noticeable?

Thanks!



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