I can share a life-changing secret with you - cold legs can be a thing of the past!
For years I have run in the mountains near the Cairngorms and in the winter after most runs when I came home, if my legs weren't actually numb then they were bright red and sore.
Last Christmas my lovely hubby gave me Mountain Equipment Powerstretch tights. Bless him! I now look forward to taking on the elements. I could say that Ileap and bound gracefully across the hills like a gazelle in tights but alas, no. I still gasp and wheeze and question my sanity but now it's with a warm bum and legs. I've run recently in a blizzard in these and they are the business.
Incidentally, he bought me Sealskinz waterproof gloves and a Montane extreme lightweight jacket too and they have made such a difference. The only problem now with winter running is me!
Hope this helps, even though it's a bit late ...
Funny how people are different. I hate running with anything on my legs, so wear shorts in all weather (proper ones as well, not lycra). Never really have a problem with them being too cold, even when I've run through knee deep snow.
However, my hands will be in absolute agony even in pretty mild conditions. In fact if I don't wear gloves, my whole arm can "freeze" when I get back so I can't get my kit off for about 10 mins or more.
Life would be awfully dull if we were all the same, wouldn't it?
I really don't envy the frozen arm scenario....
I agree with exciled, I too cannot wear anything on legs, after 2 miles Im all heated up to normal, if i wear ronhills im way to hot and uncomfortable at the end of the run.
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