It’s been pretty cold here recently. Not like North Dakota (reporting -19 feels like -39 today), but pretty brisk (upper 20s feels like upper teens). I usually struggle to figure out the right combination of clothes for any given run. I definitely wouldn’t be this guy. I digress.
I start easy: socks, check. Shoes, yes. Ok, now it gets more difficult. Tights? Yes, but regular or insulated? (and yes, tights, but not any tights. They are awesome and make me look fast and like a badass. See below).
|Mike without Tights||Mike with Tights|
Anyway, I pick a shirt (or 2) to wear, a hat, some shorts to put over the tights, and then… gloves. Gloves, sounds easy enough. Try saying it: gloves. The issue is not if I should wear gloves, but actually how many pairs of gloves. And that’s what gets me all in a tizzy. To wear one pair, I run the risk (no pun intended, but it works) of having freezing hands for anywhere between 45 minutes and an hour and a half. Two pair leaves me in a situation with overheating hands, which can be remedied by taking off the outer layer, but then I’m stuck carrying 10 extra fingers with me. And so I struggle.
I finally resolved the issue by buying a heavier pair of gloves. Duh. I now only have to decide which pair of gloves to wear, rather than how many. It makes the situation more comfortable, but it’s still a situation. Anywho, that’s all I have… thanks for stopping by.
Regular 11 Mile Run:
|Average HR:||153 bpm|