7/365. a new running low!

7/365. a new running low!

no, i’m not going to do all running selfies for the “365 project” but, whoooweee, this is a new low in more ways than one. 5 miles. -8°F actual. -27°F windchill. Probably -32-35°F windchill when factoring in 7mph running speed. it’s hard to see in photo but my eyelashes developing significant icicle buildup.

without a doubt this is the coldest run i’ve ever done. for gear, i threw on thermal underwear under my running pants, 3 long sleeve running shirts under my winter running coat, 2 pairs of socks, 3 gloves ( 2 running gloves and a pair of “regular” cold weather gloves ), a balaclava and a cold weather running hat. at these temps, i’m solidly in the skin freezes in 30 minutes zone, so i’m a bit paranoid about unintentionally exposed skin.

all things considered, the run felt good but -30°F windchill is my new low, brutal limit. probably not going to run if it gets any colder 🙂

i don’t know why i do this. i guess it’s the challenge. at the very least, it’ll make running in 0°F weather feel balmy.

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