Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Tony Szablowsk » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 07:26:18


I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at night,
in cold weather?  Thanks.

---
Regards,
Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Jeff » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 07:52:33

Don't freeze.

Don't wear dark clothes and run near cars.

Realize that it feels like you're going faster at night than you really are.

-jeff


Quote:
> I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

> around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at
night,
> in cold weather?  Thanks.

> ---
> Regards,
> Tony


 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Andrew Hei » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 08:32:29

Wear something very reflective so you can be seen. 9:30 is a pretty good time
to go since most folks are home and off the road. The roads will be less busy
than they will at 6 pm.

The following is debatable but I prefer it. Run with the traffic if there are
no or few street lights where you run and against traffic if there are many
street lights. I find that when a car is coming up from behind me I'll hear it
or at least see the headlights casting shadows in front of me. The headlights
also light up the road in front of me so I can see what I'm stepping on to.
With cars coming at me the driver usually flashes the brights at me (for some
unknown reason) which blinds me and makes stepping a ***shoot. Where there
are pleanty of street lights it is hard to see shadows cast by the headlights
and the oncoming headlight glare is less.

Wear enough clothing to keep you warm but not so much that you'll sweat alot.
Hats and gloves are good because they can help adjust your temperature.
Experiment with what you wear and you'll find what is right.

Andy

Quote:

> I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

> around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at night,
> in cold weather?  Thanks.

> ---
> Regards,
> Tony


 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Tony Szablowsk » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 23:07:00

Quote:

>Wear something very reflective so you can be seen. 9:30 is a pretty good
time
>to go since most folks are home and off the road. The roads will be less
busy
>than they will at 6 pm.

Definitely.  I forgot to mention I run in a park, and yes, 9:30pm there's
practically no one there, let alone driving through it.

Quote:
>The following is debatable but I prefer it. Run with the traffic if there
are
>no or few street lights where you run and against traffic if there are
many
>street lights. I find that when a car is coming up from behind me I'll

hear it

<SNIP!>


something.  :-)   I know what you mean about that.

Quote:
>Wear enough clothing to keep you warm but not so much that you'll sweat
alot.
>Hats and gloves are good because they can help adjust your temperature.
>Experiment with what you wear and you'll find what is right.

Gloves, really?  I hadn't thought about that, though the hat or headband I
can see since most heat exits off the head.  What about distances, times?
Should you go shorter distances than your normal in colder weather, and go
slower, etc?  Thanks, Andy.

---
Regards,
Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Tony Szablowsk » Wed, 13 Dec 2000 23:09:19

Quote:

>Don't freeze.
>Don't wear dark clothes and run near cars.
>Realize that it feels like you're going faster at night than you really

are.

That's something I have noticed.  I guess that would be one of the benefits
of using a running watch if I'm going to be going both nights and days.

---
Regards,
Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Doug Burk » Thu, 14 Dec 2000 06:07:10

I do my running along country lanes and last summer started out in the morning
when it was still dark in order to get the long ones in before it got too hot.
I carried a small flashlight which was not a burden and worked great. When it
got light enough to see I stowed it behind a rock or tree and picked it up
later.
 I would highly recommend however, that you make sure the batteries are fresh
or fully powered. One time I was 5 miles from nowhere and they started
dying.......rapidly. Fortunately the pre dawn light began to appear in a nick
of time but I learned a little lesson there.
Doug Burke
Quote:

> I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

> around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at night,
> in cold weather?  Thanks.

> ---
> Regards,
> Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Josh Steinber » Fri, 15 Dec 2000 12:07:31

Do run!
Don't give up!
-- Josh in Syracuse, where if you hold a day job, you're running in the dark
during our long winters with short days.
 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Tony Szablowsk » Sat, 16 Dec 2000 06:48:17

:-)  OK, I will, and I won't!  Thanks.

Quote:

>Do run!
>Don't give up!
>-- Josh in Syracuse, where if you hold a day job, you're running in the
dark
>during our long winters with short days.

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Sam » Sun, 17 Dec 2000 09:12:00

1)  Don't wear all black
2)  Wear a hat to retain heat and to use to block the headlights from
blinding you.
3)  Never stick your tongue to the metal part of the drinking fountain


Quote:
> I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

> around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at
night,
> in cold weather?  Thanks.

> ---
> Regards,
> Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Sam » Sun, 17 Dec 2000 09:13:13


Quote:
> Wear something very reflective so you can be seen. 9:30 is a pretty good
time
> to go since most folks are home and off the road. The roads will be less
busy
> than they will at 6 pm.

> The following is debatable but I prefer it. Run with the traffic if there
are
> no or few street lights where you run and against traffic if there are
many
> street lights. I find that when a car is coming up from behind me I'll
hear it
> or at least see the headlights casting shadows in front of me. The
headlights
> also light up the road in front of me so I can see what I'm stepping on
to.
> With cars coming at me the driver usually flashes the brights at me (for
some
> unknown reason) which blinds me and makes stepping a ***shoot. Where
there
> are pleanty of street lights it is hard to see shadows cast by the
headlights
> and the oncoming headlight glare is less.

        Wear a hat with a bill on it.  As the car approaches, look down to
the road and use the bill to block the lights.
        The person hits the brights to see better.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:
> Wear enough clothing to keep you warm but not so much that you'll sweat
alot.
> Hats and gloves are good because they can help adjust your temperature.
> Experiment with what you wear and you'll find what is right.

> Andy


> > I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> > walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

work
> > around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at
night,
> > in cold weather?  Thanks.

> > ---
> > Regards,
> > Tony

 
 
 

Do's/Don'ts of running in cold and @ night?

Post by Wade Emmer » Wed, 20 Dec 2000 13:00:40

I seem to get side stitches when running in sub-20 degree weather.  Anybody
else have that experience?

Wade


Quote:
> 1)  Don't wear all black
> 2)  Wear a hat to retain heat and to use to block the headlights from
> blinding you.
> 3)  Never stick your tongue to the metal part of the drinking fountain


message

> > I've been running for about 1.5 months now, actually starting off with
> > walking for a few months first.  I work overnights and have tried a few

work
> > around midnight.  Is there any do's and don't's regarding running at
> night,
> > in cold weather?  Thanks.

> > ---
> > Regards,
> > Tony