have a hoody or something in the car to put on for the drive home?
I always get very cold very quickly after running/biking ... its very normal (for me anyway!!)
I have the same problem unless I shower and get changed asap. It may be that your sweat has cooled down against your skin so even if you put on extra layers you may still be cold. Try changing your top layers completely once you get into the car.
Lisa - this sounds perfectly normal - i'm the same and agree with Liz EE , it will be you cooling down and the sweat cooling on your skin.
A nice warm shower never felt so good after a long run. If you can't get a shower straight away, dry off and a change of clothes.
One more tip - have a hot drink soon after running, it will warm you from the inside.
Instead of just a hoody or a sweatshirt try a big puffa jacket. They could warm up an icicle! And having a flask of tea/coffee/hot milk/tomato soup waiting in the car too would be lovely...
Well done with your long runs.
Don't forget to wear a hi-vis top layer when running after dark!
I have been feeling cold after runs also! I am currently wearing compression top, base layer, windproof jacket, hat, gloves, trousers. I feel great when running but when I do my warm down heading back I go freezing. Assume because my compression top is damp.
Doubt there is nothing much I can do other than man up! haha.
If I am going from my car I normally bring a change of shirt and take my running stuff off. Makes you feel less ewwy too while driving home.
could it be that your hungry or that you haven't got much body fat so you fell the cold more?
Yes, I was going to say are you guys eating enough?
An empty stomach would soon hasten feelings of being cold.
Sounds like a simple matter of getting chilled quickly after exercise. This happens to some people quicker than others. I find I need to put something on within 10 minutes of finishing races. So just have some clothing for the whole body to put on including a hat after you've finished. A flask is a very good idea.
That said since I started running I've found I have a much greater tolerance of cold and wear probably one layer less on in situations than I used to.
I feel the cold, quite a bit, mainly if I'm not moving or after a very hard, long run. Also I'm practically a skeleton - no flesh on my body, which seems to cool very quickly after running. However when running, I'm ok, even when it's near freezing don't feel too cold with shorts and vest or a light top.
A hot drink is what I normally have, to warm me inside out.
Warm hat & a heavy duty fleece is my secret for after run coldness
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