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Running in Cold and Ice January 6, 2014

Filed under: apparel,Emergency,Health,Safety — bigfootmarty @ 3:36 am
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I love the winter and enjoy running when it is chilly and especially when it is COLD !!!

Now I am very cold hardy and generate a lot of heat when i workout. My theory is that i carry enough clothes in the event that I get hurt or stranded some where while running but usually am running in or near town so and injury may lead to a brief.crawl to nearest house or business- But when I run out in the country or on the trails I leave a note (or a flight plan) about my run[hike] and my timetable and map or route I will be following. I carry in a pack the necessary safety stuff(bright colors, a layer of warm, gloves….)

Now i also live in Virginia so the threat of real winter challenges is minimal.

What do you do in the winter that varies from your warm weather actions?

-GEAR

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/winter-running-gear

http://www.irunfar.com/2012/03/mens-winter-running-apparel-201112.html

http://marathonwidowdiaries.com/2013/12/05/winter-running-kit/

– More thoughts on running in the winter ( dark)

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/pages/running-in-the-cold.aspx

These and many other posts and articles discuss the idea of running when it is cold , snowy, icy or dark.

Remember-

A. footing

B. visibility ( see AND be seen)

C. Dress to limit Sweat ( wet can chill and kill)

D. Slow down when needed- (a slow run is better exchange than an injury)

E. Tell someone where and when ( or post on computer)

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One Response to “Running in Cold and Ice”

  1. tyleroi Says:

    Good resource here for going out for those winter runs and hikes. Thanks!


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