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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?
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
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.
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 !
Brad Robinson 2 wrote (see)
legs all the way for me.The look that people give you on a sharp winter morning is priceless.
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
I wear 3/4 all year round. Like most people my legs never feel the cold even when I'm having to wrap up the top half as it's so bloody freezing.
I did try wearing shorts in the summer but being a young female (and I'm not flattering myself here!), I got fed up with all the pervy men either beeping horns or shouting things.
I'm obviously not as manly as a lot of you. I draw the line at about 5°.
We are just too hot D2D, if I had time to look back whilst running I'd swear I leave a trail of steam behind me
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
I can't understand these runners all wrapped up against the elements.I get SO hot when I run. Gloves/hat/buff? Think I'd probably faint! They clearly aren't going fast enough
I can't understand these runners all wrapped up against the elements.
i ran with tracky trousers at any time of the year.
I ran the potters half this year with trousers and people kept saying they didnt know how i managed it as is was scortching
(nearly passed out when i finished tho!!!)
when training in hot or cold i need a hat on for some reason, just a thicker one when its cold!
I stick my head out the door before each run, which in the week is about 5:15AM so this week especially has literally been freezing!!
If I need the tights theyre going on no hastle or qualms here!!
TurboElli wrote (see)
I've got poor circulation in my limbs so I need tights and sleeves. Yes my body gets hot when I run, but my fingers toes legs and arms are always frozen. No matter how much effort I put.
Yup, me too.
I am diabetic, which means my extremities get very cold, very quickly, hands and fingers are regularly purple!!!.
Got nothing to do with "working hard enough" or "being hard", if you get cold, you get cold, pointless not staying warm if you can, and need too.