Dear all cold weather runner bees.

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Winter wear. Warm up. Do a propper cool down, and take a steaming hot shower immediatly after finishing. Stay hydrated.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i don’t have any tips really b/c i’ve been whimping out and going on the treadmill..

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I can’t really help because I love running in colder weather. I wear layers though and a hat and gloves. I also usually end up running my first couple of miles much slower until I am fully warmed up and maybe even stop to do a few stretches during thsi time. I also usually have a cup of hot water with lemon as soon as I get back from my run. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I am also a HUGE wimp when it comes to cold weather, and usually just hit up the treadmill.  But hey, I still get my miles in, and I get to wear shorts which is nice 🙂 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Upstate NY bee here so I am very familiar with the cold weather! I run a lot outside. I find a headband or hat really helps and layers of shirts-  one cotton, one wicking. 

 

I got Avalanche fleece lined leggings from TJMaxx and they CHANGED. MY. LIFE!!!

I don’t run under 25deg for what it’s worth!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

This thread is so shocking to me. I’m arthritic and I run outside till the windchills dip the temps sub 0 LOL.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

@Waitingbee57:  I am overweight and just starting running (I do intervals) in October.  I have a hard time breathing when it’s really cold out too, but also indoors at times.  This might sound weird, but in the gym I bring lukewarm water isntead of cold with lemon in it.  I think it helps a lot! After running outside I take a hot shower as soon as I get in.  I will still cough for a bit, but not as bad as the times I haven’t.  I don’t try to run really fast…I’m doing it for weight loss too and know that the harder the impact, the worse it is for joints.  I do a 13 min mile which is so slow but I started at 14.5 from doing intervals because I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath at times. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

@Waitingbee57:  My big focus has been on distance…5k on Thanksgiving and a 4 mile this weekend.  The 4 mile is going to kill me.  I don’t care if I’m slow as long as I finish lol.  I feel like I have never been fast and like there isn’t a fast bone in my body, but it does feel good to do it and I actually break a sweat which I don’t do often with other exercise.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Waitingbee57:  It’s really the breathing that messes me up too – I live in MN and it gets DANG cold here (the windchills are a little ridiculous right now) and I just can’t get myself to run outside. It’s slippery and my lungs just can’t handle it.. Sounds like you and I have the same problem – we’re ok figuring out what to wear for layers, but can’t figure out how to combat the freezing lungs…????

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it will get better as your lung function improves. I had the same issue in the cold last year but I noticed that as my fitness improved, it became much less of an issue. I actually prefer cold weather running now. Just keep going!

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