How cold is to cold to run

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Jan 2013
7:27am, 20 Jan 2013
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pinkladykat
-8 with out the windchill it's saying -14 with windchill brrrrrrr . So what's to cold to run , yesterday was -6 no idea what it was with the wind chill but I was the only runner out in my area most the time I see loads I got some looks buy people in there cars .. I did find it hard yesterday and that was 4 miles today is to be 9 miles
Jan 2013
7:44am, 20 Jan 2013
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Carlos Fandango Jnr
There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

Which is an annoying way of saying that provided you wear enough to stop hypothermia etc, the temperature could probably go down a long long way before running becomes physically impossible (which is pretty much the only thing that stops us...). There probably is a minimum temperature at which your lungs can process air, but as people manage to walk to the South Pole I wouldn't be too concerned just yet.

I certainly wouldn't measure it by your perception of what passengers in cars may be thinking about you.
Jan 2013
7:44am, 20 Jan 2013
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Cyclops
Health and Safety for schools say that once it is -10 or below you need to be particularly careful of children playing outside but I don't know about adults.
Jan 2013
7:49am, 20 Jan 2013
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Liliaicha
When the water freezes in your camelbak tube, and you can't drink!
Jan 2013
7:50am, 20 Jan 2013
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pinkladykat
Can I be a child then , lol found it hard yesterday just the chest never caught so much on a run before
Jan 2013
7:53am, 20 Jan 2013
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SteveV
It's usually the lazy people who do no exercise that think your mad and will throw funny looks. Wouldn't worry about it. Wrap up and head out :-)
Jan 2013
8:10am, 20 Jan 2013
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fleecy
Those people staring at you are staring in admiration cos you are Hard As :)
Jan 2013
8:18am, 20 Jan 2013
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postieboy
I've been out when it's minus 8 for a run. The water in my Camelbak tube froze in under a mile and I stopped at my in-laws to thaw out for 20 minutes half way around the 16 miles I ran that day!

Also what Carlos said. No such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. Wrap up well!
Jan 2013
8:34am, 20 Jan 2013
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mxhornet
0 degrees Kelvin
Jan 2013
8:41am, 20 Jan 2013
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swittle
ye, absolute zero's pretty nippy

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