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Discussion: winter training

in: jennyr; jennyr > 2019-10-02

Oct 2, 2019 2:41 PM # 
Big Jon:
become Scandinavian - wear loads of layers :-)
Oct 2, 2019 3:23 PM # 
Haha yeah. Knowing how I've been in the cold it could be about how many layers I can fit on...
Oct 2, 2019 8:23 PM # 
Big Jon:
If you are seriously struggling a thin body water would be great for training - arms are free and it just keeps core well insulated... Maybe ask Santa?
(Am I allowed to mention the C........... word in October?)
Oct 2, 2019 9:01 PM # 
I'll see what happens and consider it. I don't have much exercise experience but certainly being outside in the cold has been a challenge in the past few years and even multiple big jackets and many
base layers weren't enough. I think it might be ok whilst actually running, but if core temp drops I struggle to warm up again so I'll have to be very on top of post exercise recovery. After 1 of the knockburn swims it took having a hot bath 3 hours after to warm up.
Oct 3, 2019 12:15 PM # 
Big Jon:
A flask of hot drink for immediately after runs in the cold can help a huge amount. It gets the core warmed up quickly.
Oct 3, 2019 6:22 PM # 
True. Like to rest asap after but there is some wiggle room for drinking/eating.

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