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12-28-07, 04:41 AM
I have been running roughly a mile 3 times a week for almost a month now. Here is SD, it is pretty cold and I have been running outside for that amount of time but I am worried that the cold air I am inhaling is eventually going to get me sick.
I could bundle up more I guess but I wouldn't really want a scarf in my face while I am breathing hard. I really want to keep running outside, I hate running on treadmills.
How do you guys jog/run in cold winter months?
Underarmour and a mock turtleneck. I also have a set of running gloves and a hat which are really worth it. You can get stuff like that in an eastbay magazine or at ****'s. I believe underarmor makes a little skull cap with a face guard built in, specifically for running.
12-28-07, 11:46 PM
If you're worried about breathing in cold air, buy a gator. It's a hood type thing that covers your head. It can be pulled down under tour chin so your whole face is exposed or you can pull it over your mouth and nose which will warm the air you are breathing in. It can be found at most sporting good stores
I live in Ohio, so it gets balls cold here to. I just throw on a sweatshirt and maybe sweatpants (if its below 30). The cold air can dry out your throat/nasal passage, but its actually good for improving endurance.
12-28-07, 11:55 PM
Thank you both.
I do have some underarmour and I'll definitely look into getting that mask, sounds perfect for my situation. Any idea on how much it is? I would guess about $50 if it goes for the same price as the other underarmour I have.
I should have asked for this stuff for Christmas! But I'll be looking to pick this stuff up soon.
Also, I had no idea it was good for improving endurance. That's a good thing.
Thanks again guys.
12-29-07, 01:47 AM
12-29-07, 02:47 AM
Now don't go out and rob people with those!
Seriously though, thanks for bringing this up Nick and Titansfan thanks for the links, I needed that too.
12-29-07, 02:28 PM
I won't. lol
Thanks for posting those links Titan. I'll be ordering one soon.
We had to run 3 mi three times a week in my first academy, which ran from Jan - Mar earlier this year. It was cold as hell (never understood that expression, but I digress) each morning. I would wear gloves, a jacket and bought a ski mask without a mouth hole to wear. It helped, but it still sucked. There's no easy fix to running in the cold, but it does get easier when you do it often and get acclimated with it.