Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Running

I used to dread running in cold weather….in 2005 when I had tried to take up running, it was the cold weather that I think eventually caused me to quit, and then I never went back to it…….now, 3 years later, I actually kind of enjoy running in cold weather…..not brutally, frostbite cold type of weather with negative windchill temps..…but I can deal with running in temperatures of 30s and 40s……the arctic chill wind makes it especially tough…..but when clothed properly and prepared mentally, it’s really not so bad. I've been experimenting with the right combination of layers of shirts, undershirts, pants, gloves, etc to try to get just the right layering for varying degrees of coldness. Anyone have a clothing system that works for you?

We don't have snow like the below picture yet (my kids a couple of winters ago), but I know it's coming soon.....



Of course I say all this on a day when it's pushing 50 degrees out and sunny and I was able to run 4 miles in shorts....

3 comments:

Melanie said...

i prefer colder weather than hot, sticky humidity... but i didn't brave the elements today, it was way too cold even for this Canuck :)

Jess said...

As far as layering, I usually do an Under Armour base and then layer stuff on top of that although I haven't had too yet. So for now I've just been running in cold gear tights and shirts

RunToFinish said...

yeah.. I've decided in KS my biggest issue is the wind, at some point I just pack it in and hit the mill