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    Running...how cold can you go?

    Been trying to keep up my 3x/week running routine I started back in early October. With some layering and protection for the head and hands I've managed to do fine in morning temps down to about the mid 20s...but I'm wondering how low the temps will go before I'll need to do something indoors. Still going at a slower pace and it's not what I would call enjoyable yet but I've been seeing a lot of benefits.


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    I normally start in my treadmill once it drops below 55 or so. I like running in shorts and a t-shirt and once I can't do that it's just easier to hop on the treadmill than it is to dress up for the outdoors.

    That said, when training for the marathon I routinely ran in 40 degrees and up. I would still wear shorts; just a long sleeve thermal shirt and a running jacket with some thin gloves and a headband. I'd usually be OK in that getup. If it was really cold, I would wear long pants also.

    I wouldn't really run below that ....
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    Ran a turkey trot in 28 degrees. I swear every single cigar I had during the fall came pouring out of me. Still finished ok, 20:23
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    Running...how cold can you go?

    Unless it is brutally cold and the wind is whipping I may stay indoors but otherwise I have a guilty conscience if I don't get the dogs out running. I throw on my trail running shoes with thick socks over running leggings, including base layer, fleece, vest hat & mittens to tromp through the snow. I probably look like a snowman but I'm warm and usually enjoying the fresh air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Bulldog View Post
    Ran a turkey trot in 28 degrees. I swear every single cigar I had during the fall came pouring out of me. Still finished ok, 20:23
    How far? 5k?

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    Yeah, 5k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Bulldog View Post
    Ran a turkey trot in 28 degrees. I swear every single cigar I had during the fall came pouring out of me. Still finished ok, 20:23
    It was in the mid 30s when I ran a 5K last Thursday morning, no problems with the temps. My time...second 5K race I've ever run so lets' just say it was somewhat higher than 20:23...

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    I am far from my prime however. Back in my high school days I ran a 17:18. Once I went from 140-175 pounds Freshman year, my running has never been the same
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    I'll run outside until about 0 degrees. There's no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing.

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    Re: Running...how cold can you go?

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    Not me I always wonder how I see some people running in shorts when I went to Lake Placid at night it was -5 , with out factoring in wind chills.

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