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Legs like icicles

Minus 2 to minus 4 this am - found me hopping round the kitchen saying I'll go out in a minute. After 20 minutes of that there was nothing for it but to open the front door and feel the freezing blast of air.

But oh the winter wonderland outside - sugar dusting of frost on every tree and shrub, frozen pond in the park, and pedestrians on the pavements shuffling past in what seemed like astonishing amounts of clothes.

Week 8 first run and it felt harder in the cold. I'm wondering how I can keep my legs warmer. By the end I'd peeled off the fleece to wrap round my waist, but my legs still felt frozen. Maybe I need another layer of long shorts or something. It's not as though they haven't got their own substantial layer of natural insulation - but it's getting nippy out there to say the least..

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Hi birdy. I normally wear running tights if its just chilly but when its

very cold i wear trakkie bottoms. Its surprising how cold you can get

even running and its not good to be uncomfortable, Ed.

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I've been wearing two pairs of leggings which works quite well, but even so I didn't really warm up as much as I usually do when I was running on Monday. I think it's going to be thermals & trackies tomorrow!

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