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Everything You Need to Know About Running In the Cold

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Everything You Need to Know About Running In the Cold

Post  Nick Morris on Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:04 pm

I figured this article was appropriate for today...at least for most of us.

http://gizmodo.com/5978216/everything-you-need-to-know-about-running-in-the-cold
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Post  ounce on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:07 pm

So I have a question or 2 about wool.  How cold would it have to be (or cold and windy) would you wear wool?  And I presume a wool shirt would probably be the 2nd layer, over a shirt?  I'm thinking scratchy wool against the skin.

Are there thin wool socks?  thanks.
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm

I'd take 34F and raining right now instead of -1F.
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Post  Nick Morris on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:16 pm

 
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I'd take 34F and raining right now instead of -1F.


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Post  Jerry on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:18 pm

I know I can skip it ...
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Post  Mark B on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:28 pm

Nick Morris wrote: 
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I'd take 34F and raining right now instead of -1F.


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Nope. A -1°F is a stunt run, and you can stay relatively dry and warm, with the right gear. A 34° rainy run? Hypothermia city, no matter the gear. And because it's so much more common, nobody in their right mind would run it just to say they did it.
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Post  Mark B on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:33 pm

ounce wrote:So I have a question or 2 about wool.  How cold would it have to be (or cold and windy) would you wear wool?  And I presume a wool shirt would probably be the 2nd layer, over a shirt?  I'm thinking scratchy wool against the skin.

Are there thin wool socks?  thanks.

Oh, that's right. Texas boy.

You need to acquaint yourself with Smartwool. It's soft, warm and comfortable.

I have Smartwool socks, and they're fabulous for when it gets really cold. I suspect their tops would be just as good.

Nike makes a nice un-scratchy wool top (click here), and SportHill makes wonderful cold-weather tops (click here) that use synthetics that wick and still block wind amazingly well.
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Post  ounce on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:59 pm

Mark B wrote:
ounce wrote:So I have a question or 2 about wool.  How cold would it have to be (or cold and windy) would you wear wool?  And I presume a wool shirt would probably be the 2nd layer, over a shirt?  I'm thinking scratchy wool against the skin.

Are there thin wool socks?  thanks.

Oh, that's right. Texas boy.

You need to acquaint yourself with Smartwool. It's soft, warm and comfortable.

I have Smartwool socks, and they're fabulous for when it gets really cold. I suspect their tops would be just as good.

Nike makes a nice un-scratchy wool top (click here), and SportHill makes wonderful cold-weather tops (click here) that use synthetics that wick and still block wind amazingly well.

Yup. /spits to spitoon.

Smartwool!  Yes, I have long johns from Smartwool that I got at REI for when I hiked Half Dome.  Those are nice.  They'd never work as running tights, though.

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Post  ounce on Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:00 pm

Mark B wrote:
Nick Morris wrote: 
Michele \"1L" Keane wrote:I'd take 34F and raining right now instead of -1F.


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Nope. A -1°F is a stunt run, and you can stay relatively dry and warm, with the right gear. A 34° rainy run? Hypothermia city, no matter the gear. And because it's so much more common, nobody in their right mind would run it just to say they did it.

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Post  Mark B on Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:37 pm

ounce wrote:
Mark B wrote:
ounce wrote:So I have a question or 2 about wool.  How cold would it have to be (or cold and windy) would you wear wool?  And I presume a wool shirt would probably be the 2nd layer, over a shirt?  I'm thinking scratchy wool against the skin.

Are there thin wool socks?  thanks.

Oh, that's right. Texas boy.

You need to acquaint yourself with Smartwool. It's soft, warm and comfortable.

I have Smartwool socks, and they're fabulous for when it gets really cold. I suspect their tops would be just as good.

Nike makes a nice un-scratchy wool top (click here), and SportHill makes wonderful cold-weather tops (click here) that use synthetics that wick and still block wind amazingly well.

Yup. /spits to spitoon.

Smartwool!  Yes, I have long johns from Smartwool that I got at REI for when I hiked Half Dome.  Those are nice.  They'd never work as running tights, though.

This Texas boy thanks you.

 Ride

Wool tights? Ooo. Now that'd add a nice 19th century flair to your running experience...
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Post  ounce on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:03 pm

Mark B wrote:
ounce wrote:
Mark B wrote:
ounce wrote:So I have a question or 2 about wool.  How cold would it have to be (or cold and windy) would you wear wool?  And I presume a wool shirt would probably be the 2nd layer, over a shirt?  I'm thinking scratchy wool against the skin.

Are there thin wool socks?  thanks.

Oh, that's right. Texas boy.

You need to acquaint yourself with Smartwool. It's soft, warm and comfortable.

I have Smartwool socks, and they're fabulous for when it gets really cold. I suspect their tops would be just as good.

Nike makes a nice un-scratchy wool top (click here), and SportHill makes wonderful cold-weather tops (click here) that use synthetics that wick and still block wind amazingly well.

Yup. /spits to spitoon.

Smartwool!  Yes, I have long johns from Smartwool that I got at REI for when I hiked Half Dome.  Those are nice.  They'd never work as running tights, though.

This Texas boy thanks you.

 Ride

Wool tights? Ooo. Now that'd add a nice 19th century flair to your running experience...
My brother tells me that silk socks do the same thing as wool socks and is commonly used in skiing.  Anybody else know about this?
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