-11 - that's nothing!
We lived in America for a few years and used to ski in Vermont - temperature hit -22 one year, which, when you factored in windchill going up and down the mountains was distinctly unpleasant. It was also a bit unpleasant in the condo where we stayed as the septic tank froze over too. . .
i'd probably end up committing suicide from boredom doing that on a treadmill. can't stand them. i did have to run on roads at some points because the pavements were like ice. got a few odd looks from people walking like "wtf is he doing running in weather like this!" lol. i've not run in much colder than this. i know i've run in -6 but today genuinely felt colder. however, conditions were far from some of the more miserable ones i've experienced over the last 6-7 years i've been running. as i said though, felt properly exposed at the mountain top so headed back, i knew if something happened up there i was gonna be in big trouble, not many people go up there and i'd have frozen. just thawing out now Ross.
...Ha, but that the best bit of running in the snow, the people's reaction. what the feck!
Lots of people quoting wind chill factors. The reality is that they don't mean much,
The wind chill factor is just a way of saying that this is the equivalent heat loss on bare skin with no wind. So if the temperature is above freezing but the wind chill puts it below freezing you can never get frost bite for instance,
Neither does it take into account the length of time you are exposed to the wind
The clothes you're wearing (particularly wind proof clothes) will affect the figure. Or if your clothes are wet. Or if the sun is shining. Or if you're hungry ....
Basically take the figures with a pinch of salt.
PS. I'm not belittling the effect of the wind just the figures quoted by weather men, papers etc
I suspect that when you're working hard the clothing required for the core body isn't too excessive.
I think the issue when it's really cold is exposed skin and cold air in the lungs.
I've used ski goggles and covered my lower face when conditions get pretty bad in the mountains but I haven't experienced temperatures lower than -20C.
I also haven't run in ski goggles or anything lower than -10C.
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