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Is there a limit to the number of layers I can wear to go...

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Can I wear as many items as I want (tshirt, jumper, jacket and maybe additional layers of tshirts all suitable for running) or should there be a limit to how much I wear so that my skin can breathe etc?

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Too many layers can also make for uncomfortable running. I would say invest in a base layer and a good jacket, and then I sometimes put another long/sleeve or short/sleeve t-shirt on in between if its really cold. Also helps to protect the extremities to ke...

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minimalist shoes for winter

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with the change of seasons....I would like some suggestions for the winter months...right now i'm running in vff bikilas (3mm) and because I would like to stay with minimalist shoe...I am curious to others wear in the winter...suggestions?

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i think the longtras are gonna be the way go for me thanks for the link....

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Are you ready to bundle up?

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** Here's a challenge to get us motivated to get outside: http://tribesports.com/challenges/12-layer-challenge

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Bout time you guys joined me running this winter.  It's been lonely.  I have only missed maybe 8 days running outside, rain, snow, cold, nothing has stopped me so far.  Except that one aerobics class that killed my legs, had to take 2 days off because of th...

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Winter Training

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So I'm running like crazy no matter what is going on outside.  I'm noticing my times are pretty lackluster.  I'm expecting one of these training runs to break a record, but each time I fall short.  Tonight I ran just over 5K, but I was running just a bit fa...

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Beat my 5K time again today, that's 2 runs in a row.  I think I was just fretting over nothing.  Tonight I just focused on maintaining a steady speed that was faster than normal.  Ended up shaving another 30 seconds off. 

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How's your January 2013 winter running going?

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This month is by far my best January ever.  I've been running about 5 days a week.  Today I'm doing 10k inside.  Yesterday I did 12 miles outside.  My fleece was covered in snow, and my gloves and hat were froze.  I immediately took a hot bath when I got in...

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This is my first January since I started back running, but I have done my highest amount of km's this month already and another week to go and I've felt more motivated than I have in a while.  I've enjoyed running in snow too!

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Beard insulation

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So I've never really had a beard, but with running outdoors 3 or 4 times a week I'm finding that my face is the main thing that gets cold.  I've got a good system for my body and sometimes my toes are cold at first, and occaisionally my biceps or forearms g...

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I love my thick beard, and genuinely feel that it offers some protection, as well as a nice buffer between face and bandana when running below zero.  Also, when you're bored with it and spring is coming you can shave cool long sideburns (a la Wiggo for exam...

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What do you do for salt lost during long runs?

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I noticed at the end of my last long run I was covered in salt. And I also has some bad cramps after too. Do you take a salty snack with you or have some thing before or just wait until your done running.

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Its really a matter of personal preference. I mix GU Brew at half strength for runs longer than 2 hours. I also eat peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets occasionally on longer runs. Other than that I don't track salt consumption as part of my regular diet n...

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My freezing tiny toes...

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I have been running since last year so this is my first real winter in the UK to venture outside. I wear winter running clothes and have no problems with my body except.... my toes. I have even gotten a thicker pair of socks but after about 45 min. they sta...

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I planned on running before going to the gym last night, but ended up with not enough time,  even got my cinnamon in the socks ready....mmmm love the smell. So this morning with the first snow being here, my husband and I got up early and went for a run be...

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Warming Up

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I find that when I go out running in the sub zero temperatures it is natrually talking me longer to warm up. Do people recommend that I just take longer to warm up, or should I be warming up on the treadmill before heading outside?

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Consider the cold incomfort when you go running outside as the same as the cold incomfort when you swim for the first seconds in a cool lake during summer. After a while you'll get to it, and after the 5 minutes you run, you will be like a 'lil furnace! Be...

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Any suggestions for shoes to wear in the winter for runni...

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I usually go in my regular trainers (UA RC Charge Storm, trail running shoes) which are quite OK grip-wise on snow at least. Then I'll just tip-toe over the icy bits. Never had a problem with my feet getting cold with double-layer socks on all the way to -1...

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Freezing air...

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So, one concern I am having is avoiding pneumonia and other chest type infections from night running below zero...I can keep warm with layers, but am noticing a bit of a cough coming in after warm down.  What tips do people have for avoiding illness?

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The Illness may come from the cold air fragilizing the wall of the breathing organs. If you feel every breath is a little like sandpaper, better wear a neopren mask (in the cases of below -20'C), or wear a buff (tubular polyethylene scarf) over the nose (-1...

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Running on black ice

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Hi guys, I am absolutely not deterred by bad weather and really enjoy getting that in the cold for a run. however, recently we've had a lot of black ice here in Oxford (UK) and unsurprisingly they aren't equipped to deal with it/don't salt the sidewalks e...

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Got a pair of those for Christmas Bob,looking forward to the ice!! Rain,rain and more rain in Scotland just now!! happy new year to all!!

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what to wear on dark nights?

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saw the question about headtorches so i guess everyone takes some form of torch out with them now the nights are getting dark early, just wondered about clothing as well? do people wear luminous jackets etc?

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My running tights have reflective bits on them, and I wear a running cap that has reflective thread around the bill. I've got a red and a blue LED band, one usually goes on an ankle, the other on the opposite arm.  I also have a flashy light that I put on t...

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Warm clothes

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It seems like this winter is going to be cold. What running clothes will keep me warm, but not too heavy, as I run. I am asking between pants, shirts, jackets, gloves, head gear and socks. Could be any brand of clothes as long as it keeps me warm.

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I've been running in 3/4 tights, a tshirt, and hat.  Upgrading to full tights, long sleeve shirt, gloves and hat. 

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Headtorches?!

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What do you use and what do you recommend? I'm needing one for night running. Thank yous. :)

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I like running lights for the hands, it adds more light than a lot of the headlights.  Try knucklelights.com 

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Winterfriendly shoes?

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Hi snowrunners! I am looking for shoes that I dont have to put spikes on, freeze my toes off in and that feels like good normal runningshoes. Are there any? Good grip, lined och flexible... simple basic needs! -and preferably pink. ;) haha  Thanx! -and hi...

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As a side note: Mizuno Breath Thermo socks generate heat from moisture. I run with my regular shoes, 'cuz I'm badass like that. LOL! But for me, these socks are a must! I buy a couple of pairs a year and chalk it up to the price of running in the deep freez...

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How much freezing can you take?

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OK since we all run in winter.. is there any limit you have for winter runs? I preffer not to go run when it is more then -10 °C since then my lungs hurt and also knees are in pain even if I wear proper clothes. Looking forward to your experiences.

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My limit while running is +5°C .... That's not even 'freezing' ...  My usefull active lung capacity start tumbling down, under 12°C. With every degree lower, I get less air intake. At 5°C the air intake is so minimal that I fall back in anaerobic metabolis...

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First winter running

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This will be my first winter running.  I just started running last year and took last winter off.  However I am shooting to do a half marathon next spring and don't want to start from scratch.  I am looking for any tips, advice, and encouragement I can get...

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You'll get the hang of dressing for the cold in no time. Ear and hand protection is a must at least until you warm up. A neck gator you can pull up is always good to have. I have wind pants and a good winter running jacket (Patagonia). I'm up in Ottawa, Can...

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Gloves?

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What gloves for winter running do you recommend?

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Thin functional gloves, never the thick ones.

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winter running

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This will be my first winter running, is there sanything I should do to condition my lungs so they don't get frosted??  

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My main gear for winter running is my neck warmer. I can pull it right up over my mouth and nose right up below my eyes. I don't go out with out it. Big help on those cold days.

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