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Nope!

Got ready for a 5km tonight...got about 50mtrs and realised it was far too cold, breathing in ice was too painful on the lungs, and called it a day after 2km!

Not my greatest idea! ❄️❄️❄️

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But you gave it a shot. 10/10 for trying 😉

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Well done for determined commitment and for knowing when to stop! 😄

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Well done for trying x

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2 km better than nothing & at least you tried😊

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I agree!

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Me too! :-)

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Thank you - your right, i feel better for doing something!

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It is really hard in the cold isn't it! You gave it a go, I'll probably do the same tomorrow and regret it.... we can't stop ourselves though can we? And that's great :)

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I couldn’t stop myself- but Mother Nature did a pretty good job 😂

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Ha! Yeah, I went out when it was icy the other day, now that was stupid!! Still live and learn, at least we are keen.

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Yep! Fair play...I ended my 2km at the chip shop, I don’t think that’s how it’s supposed to go!!

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Maybe not, but that's class, love it!

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Well done Scott, you were correct in stopping at 2k, in cold weather 'wind chill'maks it feel much colder than it actually is running or cycling aggravates the cold, roll on spring

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Thanks - seems like the decision to get a nice warm kebab saved my life in the subzero temperatures! :-)

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Every run counts! You will glad you got out if it gets any colder! Nice job🏃🏻

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I heard there were only 2 snowflakes seen in your area today, so as per the world famous snowflake to kilometre equation, you did just fine.... ;)

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Haha - damn those 2 snowflakes! 😂

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No... I cried off this morning... icy surfaces and below minus 2... too chilly for me, my old bones and my sinuses!

Tomorrow is another day! :)

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You got out there though :) Well done!

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Well done for trying. I managed a run on Mon this week with a very white frost on slippery pavements but it is tough on the lungs 🐲🐲🐲. I might venture out again tomorrow a.m. purely to try out my snazzy new Bluetooth earphones, you understand.

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Well done - I’m gonna try again tomorrow. The cold wasn’t so bad, it was inhaling the cold that was the killer!! Good luck tomorrow

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Not sure what the answer is .... I got up at 7 to start my 5k .... god it was icey !! After my 4th skid I gave up .... pavements and roads treacherous....broke my ankle 3 years ago and I’d prefer not to do it again ( pinned & plated so probably quite strong)

Did 3.5k .... not sure wether to try again this evening or hope it’s milder tomorrow

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Before I went yesterday I was under the impression that if I took it steady then that may minimise the dangers underfoot....i never considered that I would end up home looking like a WhiteWalker!!

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I use a 'buff' which I put over my mouth and nose until it warms up a bit. Those Handybands from Seasalt are ideal:

seasaltcornwall.co.uk/acces...

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Ah i wore a buff last week, and hated it, felt like i was suffocating in my own steamy sweat! ha

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Oh dear! Maybe not then!

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Im searching for alternatives! :-)

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I was about to suggest the buff too....I will desist.

I guess we are all learning the conditions that we like, and those that do not suit. I like cold (makes me run faster) but skipped snow yesterday as it was slippy even walking the dawg. You went, you saw and you nearly conquered. All good

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I guess it's not as cold here in Bedfordshire. I did run 3 of week 8 last night at 9.45pm. It was damn cold, but I just put on my tracksuit and went for it :)

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Winter is about getting out the door. Doesn't matter how far, doesn't matter how fast. Well done.

If you're looking to upgrade your winter gear, check out a work wear shop. On the coldest days I run with a balaclava that has a thin weave over the mouth, which lets air out and warms it coming in. It's taken me below -20C with no issue.

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Runswithdogs, I assume you are not from the UK, if it was -20C in the UK I doubt if anyone would be out walking, let alone running at that temperature.

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Our local Canadian Parkrun has a lot of UK expats that have adapted to cold winter running :) And a few brave Parkrun tourists still come out most weeks in the winter, sometimes wearing all of the clothes they brought on their trip.

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Thank you for your reply 'runwithdogs', a little update about the weather here in the UK for the first week of December, dry with the temperature around +7C

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I was traumatised by being made to wear a balaclava as a child.....That just brings back the shame :)

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Back when I was a child they were awful wool or acrylics. I'm pleased that the one I have is not anything like my childhood one.

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