I don't mind the windy weather as it make4s me laugh when I'm being blown all over the place and see people looking at me in a bemused fashion!!
I've always been a fair weather runner but now that I've joined a club I've started to get used to wet/damp weather running and it's not too bad at all. Hopefully it will mean I keep my running going through the winter months.
im enjoying the runs much more in the cold and i get excited when it rains! icy roads are a pain so if it gets bad i run around the rugby pitch near my house
I've just gotten over my virus, which stopped me from running for two weeks. Now I'm back though and am enjoying the cold air (perhaps the lay-off has done me some good as those niggling pains seem to have all but disappeared )
I like the cold, but also like the warm as well. I just like to run.
Try to run in your lunch breaks.
What fcuking luch breaks!? when you get a fixed 30mins slot its nigh on impossible to get out and eat too grrrr
get up in the dark go home in the dark ..no wonder im so fcuking grumpy ..i hate dark winter days
I love running in the winter. I get hayfever in the summer and find that along with the heat and sun it's just too much. I have a lot more energy in the autumn and winter and have some really good runs.
I've just recently got into trail and multi terrain running so I'm getting very muddy and wet and loving it!
I am so with you on that. I much prefer to run in the colder weather, the first 10 minutes are the hardest for me but after that I just feel great, I feel warm inside yet but the nice cold weather keeps you fresh for running.
My best run ever was in a complete snow storm. There seemed to be a blizzard blowing in my face the whole way - but it was amazing!!!
Might be like that tomorrow morning as running a 5 mile race along the beach Brrrr!!!
I did just over 18 miles earlier (5:30am start) and it was lovely out there in my shorts and base layer Takes me up to a mile before I adapt fully to freezing temperatures. After that, I don't notice the cold and my legs never ever get cold.
Love the looks people give when they are there in their coats, gloves, scarves etc and look like they're freezing to death.
Scott S wrote (see)
I've started to see a few of those odd faces looking at me
Yesterday i did miss the first cold weather run because the hailstone + wind was so bad i couldnt walk let alone run in in, trying to make up for it today should be fun because it's freezing again...
brr! it was cold out this morning! had my trackie bottoms on, a few layers on my body and a wooly hat. the only bits of me that was cold was my face and my hands. my face was numb after 5mins!
it was a decent run after i got into my rythm though.
i hate running in wind or rain!
i've been loitering here for some time and i just want to say you're all BARKING BONKERS!!
But really i'm just jealous. i''ve always wanted to be one of those who would tough it out whatever the weather.
So today, armed with multiple layers of various synthetics, i thought i'd give it a go. And i've just made it back in one piece!! It wasn't nearly as bad as i feared. With my ears and hands wrapped up i was totally fine after 2mins. Whoop whoo! i'm so proud of myself!
Chris D, to stop your face freezing over, try putting some vasaline or lip balm on your cheeks and nose. Really stops the cold from hurting so much.
I agree with those who've said what must other people think when they're wrapped up like an eskimo and you run past in your shorts. It can be hard getting out there when it's extra cold but you know as soon as you get moving you'll warm up.
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