Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

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Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:53 pm

Temps -3C to plus 3C, 18 mph north wind, 30% chance of snow.

Houston is currently 28C.

I honest to god have no idea how I could stay warm for 12+ hours. I'm skinny and I don't go very fast (so not really going to warm up by movement).

I'm considering just enjoying a weekend with friends in Kansas City and DNS the race.
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby trixiee » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:54 pm

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-sho ... ng-apparel
There's an article there with suggestions.
You might be skinny, but I know you're smart. Plus, you've worked too hard to DNS. :)
The weather could change between now and then. What do weather-people know anyhow? :roll:
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby Doonst » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:27 pm

Layers!
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby carm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:45 pm

What Doonst said. Here's my cold winter running clothing selection but I've never run for 12 hours in the cold and I am a bit of a furnace. This might be a place to start. You'll feel really cold, that's a given, but I hope that you will go ahead with the run. What kind of % humidity are you looking at? That will make a difference in terms of whether it's a dry cold or a wet cold. I find that a wet cold is way worse and I often dress for about 5 degrees colder.

-20C/-4F and colder: Base layer top, Icebreaker 250g mid-weight top, thicker running jacket, thicker winter tights (1 layer!), neck warmer, hat, 2 sets of gloves (liners and regular gloves)

-10C-0C/14F-32F: Base layer top, thinner synthetic mid-weight top, thinner running jacket (which I'll often tie around my waist because I'm too hot), thinner tights, hat or no hat, running gloves (which I'll often ditch)

0C-5C/32F-41F: Thin long-sleeve top, maybe a vest (if it's windy), thin tights or capris, no gloves or hat. 100% CANADIAN! :lol:

Andy, Marg and some of the rest of the Ottawa crew have these thin balaclavas that they use on cold days to protect their necks under another hat.
http://www.sugoi.com/can/run/accessorie ... clava.html

There are also lobster claw mitts and disposable hand warmer packs that can give you extra hand warmth. I think that the key will be keeping your core nice and toasty and having the option to change out of damp clothes if you need to.

Oh yeah, for socks, I only use merino in the winter.
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 am

Thanks carm. You dress in less than I did when I lived in Missouri.

I laid awake last night thinking about how to arrange drop bags so I could pick up additional stuff as I headed north. The race is 25 miles south and then 25 miles north (into the wind).

But this morning, the rain chance has increased to 40%. I just don't think I can do rain and cold.
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby trixiee » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:46 am

No, rain and cold would indeed suck.
I find the biggest differentiator is the sun. Sunny and -3, or cloudy windy -3 are 2 different beasts.
Layers, and something that is wind and rain proof. Gortex Windstopper stuff is pretty good as an outer layer, with Mizuno Breathe clothing underneath. I found that I would only need these 2 layers on top, for the 2 temps you're going to experience. Also love my Craft windstopper hat. I would recommend a head band too, so that you can remove the hat or the headband, as the temperatures change.

Bottoms, Bunwarmers by Sugoi, a pair of capris (merino wool), and windstopper pants.

And bring a garbage bag and poke a hole in the bottom, and along the side for your arms, and wear that to start. It's remarkable how much heat will stay in, and how much wind a garbage bag will block.
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby La » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 am

+1 on the garbage bag idea. Also +1 on your idea to have a drop bag of clothes to change into. I find once my clothes get wet (either from rain or sweat) I am DONE.

I also like to wear a Buff as a neck warmer that can also double as a headband to keep my ears/forehead warm (but lets heat out the top of my head so I don't overheat and end up sweating).
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Re: Help! Clothes to 12 hours in chill

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:52 am

oh well, I cancelled my plans. Just too unmanageable an idea to do 50 miles in a wet windy freezer.
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