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Good Morning!<br><br>
I'm struggling a little typing with semi-frozen fingers. 18 degrees when I left and it warmed up to a whole 19 degrees by the time I got back. 7.1 miles. Now I need time to thaw out!<br><br>
So, what do you wear or do to keep your face warm? I end up with a fleece neck gator pulled up to my chin - but it sags . . . and then I found that if I put a fleece headband pulled down to cover cheeks and nose, it works ok and I can still breathe - but that gets saggy too by the end. So what really works that you can still breathe in?<br><br>
Good runs to all!
 

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Pink,<br>
It's called a neck gaiter.<br><a href="http://www.uberpest.com/gaiter.html" target="_blank">http://www.uberpest.com/gaiter.html</a><br>
Or Google "neck gaiter".<br><br>
If you're planning on running through the winter, you need one.<br>
CRiag
 

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You can get a balaclava.<img alt="" src="http://media.rei.com/media/887226.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://media.rei.com/media/663043Ref.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><a href="http://www.rei.com/gear/feature/search/Google/balaclava?cm_mmc=ps_google-_-Snowsports-_-Ski_Apparel_Hats_General-_-balaclava" target="_blank">http://www.rei.com/gear/feature/sear...al-_-balaclava</a><br>
It's snowing like crazy here and 20 but it's going to change to rain later. I don't think I will be running in it.<br><br>
Paging Dr Toce<br>
How was your LI CC meet and ferry ride? If you posted about it I missed it while I was away.
 

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Pink, I guess a beard and moustache aren't an option here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
It's 40* here but overcast, I'm staying with tights.<br>
Quads a bit trashed.<br>
Let's go run,<br>
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-6F with windchill and I'm off to volunteer in our local run. Kinda dum really because there's at least 8-12 inches of snow and island folks are weenies, so probably a loss for the food bank. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
Yay! to Mrs. JJJ and to JJJ for the lovely run photos and happy foot<br>
Nice Misshapen snowlady, mill<br>
Warming vibes to you, Pink.<br>
Go Go Go FFinn! Go Go Go Orezonian mc!!!!
 

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I do run throughout the winter . . . I mentioned I use a neck gaiter - just spelled it wrong - I typed gator . . . Have you ever run with one - I can't breath through that thing after a little while so that's why I just keep it to my chin - just below my mouth - but then my cheeks freeze - so hence the make shift headband cheek warmer. It works ok - not great - slides around some but nice so that I can pull it down and up when needed. Just looking for something better.<br><br>
Hally - do you have a balaclava? Does it work well? Hey, I can't find any pink ones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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.....pink//......I wear ''The Hood''......<br>
.LL Bean sells them now,<br>
it'll pull over nose and mouth<br>
and you can adjust it so it stays put......warm air......<br><br>
..........45min hh run in gale force winds with pelting rain..........it was WONDERFUL.....<br><br>
.........hip kinda zapped me on the cool-down,<br>
so I went to ''Baby Steps'' and it quit,,,,<br><br>
don't know what that looks like from a distance, but I had to place to myself.......<br><br>
good running guys........
 

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Man.. you guys are making me COLD!!<br>
Yesterday's race was run in sorts, a tee and gloves (it was 35-45 during the race). I haven't had to run on anything slippery in 2 years.. knock on wood. It would be nice to get a dumping and get the old cobwebby cros country skiis out of the attic. Bring it on!.. but we're in a drought, no chance.<br><br>
Tory and I got out for 6 mi @9:25 pace. Legs lacked power but no soreness! Just wish this cold would leave.. it's hung around since Nov 9th! A comment in a tapering article in runners world indicated that during Taper is when you catch these colds due to the reduced mileage, your body backs off on the immune system figuring it doesn't need to be on high alert anymore. Then, wham, it gets attacked!<br><br>
TTYL,<br>
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Pink, I wear mine biking. I get quite warm running and we really don't get all that cold here much so haven't found a need for it.<br>
Here you go<img alt="" src="http://www.ski-doo.com/SKIDOOPUBLIC/_static/neutral/images/product/SkiDoo_PAC_2008/445834_36_FT_md.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><a href="http://www.ski-doo.com/en-US/Riding.Gears/Product.htm?ProductID=445834&categoryName=Balaclavas" target="_blank">http://www.ski-doo.com/en-US/Riding....ame=Balaclavas</a><br><br>
Pretty hot looking if you ask me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I'll need the Pink Lady Helmet to go with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.ski-doo.com/SKIDOOPUBLIC/_static/neutral/images/product/SkiDoo_PAC_2008/445927_36_FT_md.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I usually only need something for my face when it's below 20 . . . and if there's wind . . . I wonder if that pink one would be warm - looks more like an under helmet thing . . .<br><br>
We have an REI that just recently opened. I should also check out EMS - I have a $5 off coupon from Hartford for there if it's still good. Maybe I can get a camouflage one from Cabela's!
 

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Ohhhh you know I am so jealous that you have an REI AND a Cabela's.<br>
Maybe I should move
 

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Pink, I just wear a long-sleeved top with a collar that zips up into a turtleneck, and a hat to cover my ears. Nothing directly on my face, but if it's really really cold I'll spread on a thin coat of vaseline.<br><br>
Great race yesterday, perch! Hoping for more good news from today's racers.<br><br>
Speaking of winter, today we have what the meteorologists here refer to as a "wintry mix" of snow, sleet, and freezing rain going on, with temps right around freezing. I ran 6 miles at 7:56 pace on some pretty crunchy footing along river paths I hadn't visited since summer. Very satisfying run.
 

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Good morning to all of you. Snowing up a storm here but it's mostly blowing around rather than sticking hard. I ran at the gym today and did well ~ 10 mins walk, 10 mins run, 2 mins walk, 10 mins run, 2 mins walk, 15 mins run, 10 mins walk. Then some upper body stuff with weights, and I tried that caterpillar thingy which was great! I enjoyed that, although perhaps other gym rats may have found it uncomfortable to watch me <and my butt>. Today's gonna be a drink wine around the fireplace kinda day, with periodic forays outside to empty the dynamic duo. They really hate the cold weather and the hot weather too. At least they have little coats for the cold weather, and they look sooo cute. I'll try to take some pics if I can.<br><br>
Pink have you tried REI's "Buff" head band? You can open it up a bit to cover your face. I wear them to keep back my layered hair when I work out, but I've seen people wearing them on their faces too. (Don't you love REI? What a great store)<br><br>
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I have both a lightweight and heavier balaclava. With those, I can expose my full face, cover just my mouth (helps prevent chapped lips), or when it's really cold cover up everything but an eyeslit. Doesn't seem to affect my breathing much, but you really get frosted up around the mouth!<br><br>
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A couple inches of frozen, slushy crud on the ground today, so it was 3.8 on the treadmill before going out to clear the driveway. Winter is here!
 

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Morning all, I guess having facial hair is good for something, fortunately it doesn't get face freezing cold here in my part of Oregon, the usual low if not raining is in the mid 20's, and with all the trees, there's not much direct wind either. I have a cheap knit hat that I pull over my ears. On the few occasions when there is snow and/or ice here, well that's why treadmills were invented. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
20 minutes of AM yoga so far, later on I'll meet up with Tamster at the gym <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"> for a little run.<br><br>
Have a great day all
 

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Yaaaa Susan,<br><br>
I made it back.<br>
Yesterday's 8 Mile trail run and 4 M recovery ended up being just about right to leave me a little ragged this morning on purpose.<br>
18 miles w/ 3 x 4M ~MP intervals (9:51,9:45,9:41), one mile recoveries<br>
I carried about 2.5 L of water and drank most of it plus a 20oz handheld of Amino.<br>
I took an S-cap at half way and 2 IBU<br>
not counting stretch breaks before and after tempo portion and a pit stop.<br>
3:04.<br>
I'm tired, but I've been worse.<br>
Snow would be nice,<br>
JJJ
 

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I'm still bitter this morning after the Duck's loss last night to the evil Beavers in the 111th Civil War football game. Oregon has to have the stoopidest coach in the country. I grow sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"><br><br>
I really can't contribute to the cold weather running discussion since it seldom snows in Portland or gets below 30°. I ran once in the snow in Central Oregon, and it was pretty neat, but I think I only ran about 3 miles. Not enough time to learn anything from that experience. But as a x-country skier, I've dressed similar to how Cassad does.<br><br>
As for our weather, we're about to get hit with 50-60 mph winds as the Pineapple Express storm front comes roaring in. Lots of rain and temps in the 50°s. Batten down the hatches PNWers!
 

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I ended up going for a run outside, some of the streets were clear enough.<br>
3.5 miles, 25 degrees no wind. I wore my balaclava but found if I pulled it over my nose it was hard to breath through. No worry though, once I got going I was warm enough and even took my gloves off. I think I'll not wear it again and go with my usual earwarmers.
 

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The technology trouble runs...<br><br>
Ok so yesterday I ran with a Garmin for the first time. All the while wearing a HRM that read death. The battery is advertised to last 2 years; I am going on oh 4 months?<br><br>
So today I change batteries in the transmitter two or three times. I have collection of CR2032's since I seem to have technology trouble often. After trouble shooting by changing batteries a few times, one tends to end up with this kind of collection. The pile of batteries any of which may be good, many of which are certainly bad. In my case, either all the batteries are bad, or something else is wrong. Ok no HRM again. It's ok, I can deal with it. I'm in slacking transition anyway.<br><br>
So I turn on the Garmin, put it on the ground, and step away paying no attention to it. I have been instructed by a secret accomplice, that this is the correct method for satellite locating, and no other method is as good. A minute later it is happily displaying the message ... low battery. Perfect. I charged it fully on Friday. On Saturday I used it for 2 hours. Today it's low battery. Fine. I figure low battery means a couple of hours and I am only going for an hour.<br><br>
I also have my cool Nokia MP3 player cell phone which is equipped with a Bose headset. This is actually pretty cool in that I can listen to tunes and field phone calls, were anyone to call. Which would have been nice, had any of you been considerate enough call and ask about how my day was going. But fine, it's ok.<br><br>
I do not even get halfway through "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" when the Garmin goes blank. So now apparently not only am I dead, but the Garmin is too. Ok fine. Yesterday I ran with a dead HRM, today I'll carry a Garmin carcass.<br><br>
The run goes fairly well and uneventful until the Nokia, which is in my running pants key pocket takes a dive. With the headset cable acting as a lifeline it falls to about my knee in the right pantleg. My first indication something is wrong is the feeling of something in my pantleg. I honestly thought first a dog or something was attacking from behind. This occurred just as I approached a cross street with a car approaching. I am stumbling along, looking down and behind me, and a car is in the cross street. To the woman in the car I appear to have a problem which could be a load in my pants. She politely does not kill me. I realize now it's the phone, stop, and start digging into my pants to retrieve it. Now I look a pervert with a load in my pants. I move enough that she progress and also fish out the phone and hold it up, dangling by its cable so she can see that I am not completely insane, a pervert, and in fact do not have a load in pants. It's too late, she will not even look in my direction by this time, and hastily turns tight and is gone. Ok fine, just as well. I think it was my son's girlfriend's mother.<br><br>
Eh, my run finishes ok. An hour. No idea how far. No idea on pace. Too many stops for non running issues. Maybe I'll go back running with just sneakers, and cotton.<br><br>
chears,<br>
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Rest day for me - but even if it wasn't I wouldn't run in the slop that's out there. Temps are great though.<br>
I have a pair of yaktrax but haven't worn them. They don't last on concrete and some people shovel, some don't, some streets are plowed (not many around here, probably just councilmembers) but most aren't. I may use them yet IF the temps right and there's no wind and there is snow everywhere. Or I might not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="huh"> I'm a wimp.
 
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