Happy Valentine’s Day! For the first time this winter, it got really really cold this weekend! I had to rearrange all my weekend runs and actually managed to get in most of the mileage. I did my long run (28k) on Friday instead of Sunday because it was forecast to be around -20C (-4F) and Friday was a balmy -10C (14F).
I was dreading doing my long run after work on Friday but it ended up being a really nice, not too cold run and then it got out of the way before the weekend. I even got to sleep in on Saturday!
I always have trouble about what to wear on really cold runs because I hate being cold but also don’t want to get too hot and sweat and then get cold. I think I finally have it figured out for the most part.
Here is what I wore on Friday:
Layer one – long underwear pants and long sleeve shirt
Layer two – a pair of pants that will stop the wind, double layer socks and a running sweater with a hood
Layer three – wind breaker on the top, thick mittens, face mask and a hat
When it gets colder, like this morning when I ran the trails in -40C (-40F) weather, I add an extra thin pair of gloves in my mittens, a technical long sleeve on top of the long underwear shirt, merino wool underwear and shorts in between my long underwear and outer pants to keep my butt warmer.
It’s a long weekend here so after a lot of braving the cold to run this weekend, I’m excited to just relax tomorrow.
Training this week:
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 45 minute bootcamp + 10km
Wednesday – 20km + yin yoga
Thursday – rest
Friday – 28km (long run)
Saturday – 12km
Sunday – 10km trail run
What do you wear when it gets really cold? How was your training week?