This may seem a bit stupid but do you tend to slip a lot on the ice and/or snow whne that starts to come in December and January?
I can see myself breaking something running in the ice...and not any records
I love autumn and winter dark nights.. great for running in.. its all about having the right clothes, and especially about keeping your hands warm...
Get some decent kit, and get out there...
This thread makes me feel cold just reading it. I don't do well in cold situations, in fact I HATE the cold!
Last year was the only time I've run through the winter but only because I was training for VLM. This year, I'll see how long I can stick it out. A warm bed is hard to get out of though.
I always wear lip balm but this freezes on my lips. When I wear gloves, my sweat crystallises on them because it's so bloody cold. It's just wrong, all wrong!
Sprint for the line wrote (see)
Just dug the running gloves out of the running drawer - Think they were surprised to see me!
For the really cold days when my nose was going numb with the cold as well as all the usual layering I wore a buff to pull up over the bottom half of my face.
As for slipping & sliding on the ice and snow, unless you're in Scotland we don't get that much of it usually... except this year when it seemed to stay for over a month.
I hate the cold as well. My fingers go numb and white and then when they warm up the pain is unreal. My ears get cold - again when they warm up the pain is unreal. I chill to the core, I sieze up. I don't know who invented cold weather but I don't like them. There is nothing fun about being cold, being uncomfortable and being in pain.
Xmas lights? Not where I run.
As for 8 weeks of naff are you sure? I find it's more like 8 weeks of good weather and the rest is naff. It's ok during the day but early morning and late evening and it's chillsome. End of October to start of May - wish I could just hybernate.
I enjoy winter running, especially on a crisp, clear, cold morning. Running tights, two or three layers on my tops, gloves and a hat. As soon as you start you forget about the cold and soon warm up. I find it easier to run faster times in the winter as well due to me not overheating as much.
Personally, the Aldi tops and tights do the job absolutely fine and sometimes they also have base layers (think for skiers) that are really good in the coldest weathers.
The only issue is getting out of the door, but that is all in the mind!!!!! It also makes getting back home after an evening run much more pleasurable as you get to warm yourself up with your other half!!!!
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