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Holy Coldness, Batman!

Written on January 25, 2011 at 8:55 am , by

central park winter

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Andrew Dallos

How do you say 5 degrees and -8 degrees windchill? If you’re a runner trying to get some miles in before work, you might say it like this:  Icebreaker 280 tights, Asics storm shelter pants, Craft Zero long sleeve base layer, Nike fleece, Asics gloves, Brooks mittens over gloves, brooks skull cap.

I won’t say it was the most comfortable run ever, but I will say proper layering makes all the difference. Funny story: There’s a guy who runs in Central Park in a black thong leotard. If you’re a park regular, you know the guy. He’s kind of hard to miss. Saw him this morning in, yes, his thong leotard and nothing else. And all I could think was, “That man could use a lesson or two in layering.” Brrr! I wish I could show you a picture…but even if I had one, I wouldn’t have his permission to post it!

When it’s frigid and freezing out, do you keep your workout inside? And ever see anyone as crazy as the leotard guy?

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