Who's still getting their legs out?

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04/12/2009 at 18:05

I run in shorts all year round as legs never seem to feel the cold, but last couple of runs I havn't seen anyone else with their legs out.................is there anymore hardy (foolish) like minded souls out there?

04/12/2009 at 18:38
Not bloody likely!! I wear 3/4 bottoms unless the sun is shining which is next to never in my neck of the woods.

If I can even be bothered at the moment then it's full leggings all the way.

Wimpy and proud!
04/12/2009 at 18:40
Legs out and a tshirt, I do however wear a hat and gloves sometimes
04/12/2009 at 18:58
I wear shorts all year round. For some reason, my legs don't get cold. Upper body does, so I will wear a gillet once it starts to get properly cold. Will wear a jacket if there's heavy rain. I always wear a cap, summer and winter.
Tommygun2    pirate
04/12/2009 at 19:01
Shorts here all year round, hat gloves jacket sometimes but always shorts
04/12/2009 at 19:06
same as most of the other guys here shorts all year round, jacket for rain but was out 2day in shorts and t-shirt, did have a hat on though.
04/12/2009 at 19:07

Shorts for me too. I don't know why people need leggings in our climate. If you are cold you just aren't making enough effort !
04/12/2009 at 19:33
I wore proper short, running shorts and a t-shirt last night whilst I was doing 400m repeats at the track.  The temperature was below freezing.
04/12/2009 at 19:40
I've been wearing tights since October!!!!!
04/12/2009 at 19:55

3/4 all year.

Yesterday went out in 3/4's, long sleeve top, jacket and gloves. Longs and hat on standby ... and that's during the day, don't run at night, too cold

04/12/2009 at 19:59
Shorts in winter are for manly men, tights are for girly girls. Except that Ron Hill trackster wearers are also manly men
Symes    pirate
04/12/2009 at 20:14
Shorts - yes, jacket - probably if likely to rain, gloves - never, hat - if it gets a bit below zero
04/12/2009 at 20:43
It must be partly in the mind - in sunshine I'm ok with bare legs down to about freezing, but I like to wear a bit more after dark once it's about +8*.
04/12/2009 at 20:47

I have a confession to make - I wore a pair of tights last week (it wasn't even that cold!).

However it was due to all other kit having been in the wash due to just normal dirt, or because of the total hammer ing it took through the thigh deep cow-poo/mud/water on my off-road run.

I felt so ashamed of myself I resurrected some really old kit, assigned to the scrap heap, but not actually thrown away, for my subsequent runs until other kit was washed. So normal service of short shorts all eyar has been resumed.

I don't know what it is, but I just hate running with stuff on my legs! My legs never seem to feel the cold, even in knee high snow, but I've got to wear gloves even when it's only mild out.

04/12/2009 at 20:51

Still wearing shorts! and plan to throughout winter!  So far have managed to get away with normal long sleeve tops.

Only once have had to wear my special base layer reserved for real cold temp  (North Face, 100% merino wool, with thumb holes) it must have been about 5C max that day. Legs dont seem to get cold...

Yep hardcore all the way !

04/12/2009 at 21:19
legs all the way for me.The look that people give you on a sharp winter morning is priceless.
04/12/2009 at 21:31

Still got my legs out. Marathon flappy shorts with sewn-in pants for me all year round - UNLESS it snows. Then I'll break out the tights.

Shorts are a bonus in the pouring rain anyway. 4 cars let me cross the road earlier - pretty sure it had something to do with my lovely shiny wet legs.

04/12/2009 at 21:43
Brad Robinson 2 wrote (see)
legs all the way for me.The look that people give you on a sharp winter morning is priceless.

Thats so true! Especially when passers by are wrapped up in thier winter coats, scarfs, gloves, hats and ear muffs

The men try not to look at you as they feel wimpish, the women either look at you in disbelief or are impressed as they must think you are really hard!
04/12/2009 at 21:53

What do you mean think you are really hard?

We're runners AP - we're well 'ard

Tommygun2    pirate
04/12/2009 at 22:01

I normally run early mornings, 5.30ish and its sometimes a little chilly to start of with but ok after a mile or so.

 A couple of weeks ago when we had all the wind it was still around 10 -15 degree here in the SE . I was out running in my shorts and t-shirt when I saw the guy running towards me. He was wearing tights, jacket, gloves and a wooly hat. He must have been boiling  as it was so mild. 

I'm not the only early riser round my way who wears shorts in the winter, so does our local milkman 

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