Whew, it is getting cold in my neck of the woods. Thanks to the cold from hurricane Sandy brought in the temps for my 6am runs have dropped to the mid 20s. 20s!
Yesterday when I stepped out to run I literally thought my face was going to freeze off. Today I planned a little better and wrapped a scarf around my nose and mouth. But despite my running tights-scarf-long sleeved shirt-jacket-ear cover-gloves outfit it was still really chilly.
It seems to be affecting my legs too, even after 3 miles my muscles do not feel warmed up at all. Instead they feel like 10 lb weights which is not to fun.
I’m thinking a change of shoes may be in order (my current ones have about 360 miles) to hopefully help out my dead legs. The hubby and I are thisclose to buying a treadmill. That will at least make my week day 3 milers a little easier and warmer. I could even wear shorts (YAY)!
But my long runs are really still going to have to be outside. 10+ miles on a treadmill just is not fun.
How do you deal with cold weather?