Running Tights

cos I'm Cold brrrr

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06/12/2008 at 16:32

Can anyone recommend running tights for cold days. I have a pair that I run in and wonder if I should get something different because much as I feels ok when running I've noticed when I take my gear off my skin is absolutely ice cold to touch. Is this normal or should I get different running tights and stuff? One friend thought it was normal so you didnt overheat but surely if my skin is cold my muscles must be too or does it not work like that

MrsMoby

06/12/2008 at 16:45
I always run in running tights in winter.Cannot comment too much about your legs been cold after you've finished.My legs have never been cold.Have you tried warming up/stretching before your run?
06/12/2008 at 18:26

Yeah warm up and cool down but still my skin is like ice to touch. I am a generally cold person though

06/12/2008 at 23:17

I've got some Mizuno Breath Thermo tights that are pretty good as long as its not windy.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Run/8/-_-/5360037731/

Unfortunately if its windy or there is driving rain it seems to cut right through them so I'm wondering about getting some Gore Mythos or Sugoi Sub Zero tights for when its really nasty out there. Running in the sleet the other week was pretty chilly.

Edited: 06/12/2008 at 23:18
06/12/2008 at 23:26

Oh some RW threads here:

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/printablearticle.asp?sp=&v=1&UAN=2698

07/12/2008 at 18:01
Richard_R wrote (see)

I've got some Mizuno Breath Thermo tights that are pretty good as long as its not windy.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Run/8/-_-/5360037731/

Unfortunately if its windy or there is driving rain it seems to cut right through them so I'm wondering about getting some Gore Mythos or Sugoi Sub Zero tights for when its really nasty out there. Running in the sleet the other week was pretty chilly.


Thanks will have a look at them

MrsM

08/12/2008 at 12:25

Mrs M I think it's normal for the skin to be cool/cold afterwards. I have the same thing but I don't think much to it.  The tights are designed to wick away sweat from surface of your legs.  If your muscles were cold, then you would know as your run would be hard.

However, if you find it a big a problem then I recommend some concurve tights or ron hills.  My concurve ones have a fleecy sort of lining, which does keep the cold out. 

MF

Lwi
08/12/2008 at 18:49
I was running a few weeks ago when it was freezing and windy, and a layer of frost started to appear on my tights.  Legs were still warm though - Long live Gore!
Lwi
08/12/2008 at 19:24
I get cold thighs!! bought some gore tights which do feel warmer on cold runs but thighs are cold when I stop but as long as I don't feel cold while running I'm not too bothered. Also bought some long socks to put under the tights which are nice.
08/12/2008 at 19:28
layers ..pair of longer (lycra) shorts under tights ..not had cold legs and im a very slow legged runner who feels the cold
10/12/2008 at 13:04
you could try these    http://www.e-mancipate.net/index.php
10/12/2008 at 14:42

monkeyfingers wrote (see)

Mrs M I think it's normal for the skin to be cool/cold afterwards. I have the same thing but I don't think much to it.  The tights are designed to wick away sweat from surface of your legs.  If your muscles were cold, then you would know as your run would be hard.

However, if you find it a big a problem then I recommend some concurve tights or ron hills.  My concurve ones have a fleecy sort of lining, which does keep the cold out. 

MF


Glad its normal then. Will check out concurve ones though as on really cold days I do feel cold when running

MrsM

10/12/2008 at 14:43
Lwi wrote (see)
I was running a few weeks ago when it was freezing and windy, and a layer of frost started to appear on my tights.  Legs were still warm though - Long live Gore!


Frost on the tights!!!! OMG! Will check out gore ones and ask santa

MrsM

10/12/2008 at 14:44
Buney wrote (see)
layers ..pair of longer (lycra) shorts under tights ..not had cold legs and im a very slow legged runner who feels the cold


Good idea will try my long shorts under them then as I too am a slow and cold runner. Thanks

MrsM

10/12/2008 at 14:45
Wanna Do wrote (see)
you could try these    http://www.e-mancipate.net/index.php


Look loverly  Do I have to be a man to wear them though??

MrsM

10/12/2008 at 19:05
Hi MM, I wear pearl izumi thermo tights, and during the run I don't feel cold, but when I get home, my legs are red and very cold to the touch.
11/12/2008 at 18:20
If your legs are very red and cold it doesn't sound like the tightsare working very well??

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