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11/29/12 4:52 P

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Same as I run in the heat to get used to running in the heat, I run in the cold to get used to running in the cold. This is because when race day comes, I'll know how to prepare.

I'm in Central Florida so it doesn't get super cold or icy. My Sunday race started at 6:15 a.m. and it was very cold to me, in the 40s. I wore my short sleeve BGR preserve the sexy shirt, running capris with leg compression sleeves, running socks and a "throwaway" hooded jacket. I was very sorry I didn't bring groves but was able to pull the jacket sleeves over my hands. The jacket was designated "throwaway" because it was way too big, a 1x and I now wear medium or large. As I got heated from running, I left it by an aid station where they donate"throwaways" to shelters.

As far as tips, if super cold I would wear a hat, hoodie jacket, running tights and something to cover my mouth/nose. I don't like cold hands so I use HotHand handwarmers inside gloves. I tried treadmill running, doesn't work very good for me for anything over 30 minutes.


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11/28/12 2:17 P

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During my weekly long run, I plan to run outside if it's not below 50. I'm near Atlanta, so I'm not used to too cold weather. I thought I was the only one using a dreadmill. I put the heater on in the garage this morning. Im trying to eliminate all excuses from keeping up with running. Cold weather dampens my mood for it. But, Im being resourceful and using the heater when I need it.



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11/20/12 11:41 P

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I am in Chicago....it gets REALLY cold. This my 1st winter running outdoors. So far, 40 degree range runs have been great. 30 degree range runs require more preparation... God has been gracious, the temperatures have been floating between mid 30's and mid-50's since October. We shall see how long I can run outdoors before submitting to the "dreadmill". LOL

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11/16/12 5:10 P

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WOW!! Man, how cold does it GET where you are........uhhh, I'm thinking if I have to do all of that, I'll just suck it up and run on the "dreadmill" lol.

So far I have ran in as cold as 40 degrees and I was alright with leggins, a running skirt, bra, wicking shirt and another long sleeve shirt. I always hear a baseball cap and I used gloves and it was good. Since I have a very flexible schedule I can just run when the temp is at 40 or slightly above...I know if it's 36 degrees and below I'm not doing it...but hopefully we won't see numerous days like that here in Fort Worth. This is my 1st winter season running with confidence, last year Dec 2011 I started running completing the C25K training program and I don't recall needing to postphone a run for super cold weather...so I'll run as much as I can as often as I can :)


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11/8/12 9:58 P

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Running outdoors in cooler weather is new to me (Late September through the present). However, I've been having a successful experience. I make sure to dress for the weather and the fact that I will be a human furnace after a mile into my run. Thermal compression pants are my favorite. I layer them on top of each other (no more than 2 pairs when its really cold) OR I layer one set of thermal compression pants over my leggings, capris, or standard compression pants. Oh, and I wear long socks... I'd rather be good and warm than freezing. Once I warm up, my legs are good for the trip!

As for the most important layers, I make sure to take care of my core, face, and head. I wear my sports bra, a tee shirt, a long-sleeve or light weight jacket, and top it off with another jacket (light, lined, or semi-quilted) depending on HOW cold it is outside. I wear a balacava mask over my face (it covers my head, cheeks, nose, mouth) because my one experience with chapped cheeks was enough to learn my lesson.

I tend to my lips (chapstick or something comparable) and I wear running gloves. Whew! That was a lot, but I hope I answered your question.

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