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Discussion: Nice!

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2016-01-19

Jan 19, 2016 6:40 PM # 
Can't wait to try the loop around the lake with light! Not a bit too cold for intervals?
Jan 19, 2016 7:56 PM # 
Nah, I figure as long as I feel comfortable while running and go by feel rather than pace, it's ok. Running down close to 0F with no wind feels fine, though if it gets colder I might need two shirts. And a hat. The presence of wind changes everything, though. Do you have a temperature cutoff for running intervals?

And yeah, the lights are nice!
Jan 19, 2016 10:10 PM # 
What about that other little lit loop thats not for skiing from near Grinda?
Jan 20, 2016 5:56 AM # 
It's for skiing.
Jan 20, 2016 5:18 PM # 
I was thinking more about the breathing hazards. In Tyrving intervals, if it is too cold, it changes to a tempo instead of intervals, so we don't breath so rapidly.
Jan 20, 2016 5:32 PM # 
Ah yes, breathing hazards. Maybe when it gets down to -40 there are breathing hazards but breathing hard feels just fine to me at -15 (though I know that's uncomfortable for some people, everyone is different.) We've recently had a long discussion over on Sam's log about running in the cold. I'm way more concerned about skin exposure (and sweat freezing when I stop) than breathing cold air... my throat and lungs may not mind the cold but I do lose a bit of my enviable shine.
Jan 20, 2016 10:50 PM # 
Lately, I have seen a lot of runners and skiers with these masks:
Jan 21, 2016 6:53 AM # 
Unless I move somewhere with regularly frigid temperatures, if it get so cold that I need a mask in order to breath comfortably I will probably just stay inside. :-)
Jan 21, 2016 8:05 AM # 
Its like a hat for your lungs :)
Jan 21, 2016 8:15 AM # 
Yes, and I don't wear a hat for my head when it's -15 either. ;-)

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