Yes, it was cold but like Keith said, with the right amount of clothing
you are fine.
- tank top
- 3 long sleeve shirts
- rain/wind breaker type jacket
- 1 balaclava
- 1 neck warmer, plus one shirt had a high collar
- 1 wool hat
- 2 pairs of gloves, 1 pair technical, 1 pair fleece
- knee high Smart Wool socks
- 2 pairs of running tights
I was definitely warm enough up top- next time I could probably ditch a layer and be fine.
My bottom half however went a little numb. I think I could benefit from some fleece pants- since both my running tights are tight maybe it doesn't allow the heat to circulate? I don't know...
The run itself wasn't too bad. I didn't get as cold as I expected I would get and most of the sidewalks were pretty clear so I wasn't slipping all over the place. I still think I will invest in some shoes studs because crossing the streets was a little sketchy and I would rather be safe than not able to run/workout because I slipped. I did slip crossing the street going into the Running Room so it can happen.
I didn't break any records but I was faster than my last 5k run in the snow.
Lap 1- 6:56
Lap 2- 7:04
Lap 3- 7:05
Lap 4- 7:34- sidewalk was not clear here!
Lap 5- 6:58
Lap 6- 5:54
Total Distance- 5.6km
Total Time- 39.11 minutes
Average Pace- 7:00min/km
|Proof of my winter running adventure!|
Thankfully a Chinook is rolling in so tonight's run won't be quite as cold. It's only -10C!!!
11/23- Fruit/Veggies 7 servings= 1 point
3.5 mile run = 3.5 points
11/24- Fruit/Veggies 7 servings = 1 point
Total this week= 16.17 points