Running in the Cold

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by RizRan, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. RizRan

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    Cold as in negative temperatures. Is this better workout. Dressed very warmley and running long distances. Should u sweat more. My College Wrestling teacher Ed Walters said running in the winter is much more affective. Is he correct?
     
  2. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Effective for what purpose? Weightloss? Possibly yes...

    If nothing else it will build mental toughness. Just make sure that your imun system is up for it and that you dress properly for it.
     
  3. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    your body has to produce more heat because its colder=more calories used
     
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    Make sure to breath in threw your nose to heat up the air before it goes into your lungs.
     
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    grapling101 Brown Belt

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    Hell the problem with breathing through your nose in places Like the midwest if running in Jan., or Feb. You Freaking nose will freeze and fall off. You have to wear a ski mask and no matter how far you run when you pull off the mask it is frozen. I love Florida for that reason now. NO MORE COLD.
     
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    Running in the cold sucks
     
  7. Tiger Balm

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    Damn you Americans with your ski masks.

    I have been running at -15 celcius in winter without any masks and breath through both mouth and nose. It's not problem when you are used to cold atmosphere.
     
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    the cold sucks
     
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    Damn you Americans with your ski masks.

    Yes, Amercians complain about everything, we like too? :))....Ski masks yes, when someone is not adapted..no? yes?
     
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    Or for someone who has severe asthma like me who will end up in the hospital if they do not.
    keep BOTH your nose and mouth covered.
    If there is a hole for the mouth, sew it shut.
     
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    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    Agreed.
     
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    n...not crazy Red Belt

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    It is good for kicking your own ass. There's always something that's going to hurt. Lungs, side cramps, face, ears, knees, diaphragm, etc. As for cardio, I'm usually too miserable to really push myself cardio-wise.

    In short, running in the cold sucks.
     
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    Running in the heat sux
     
  14. Poseidon

    Poseidon Black Belt

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    Yip, it's getting cold here now with a cold winter expected. It's difficult to say, cause sometimes I prefer running in the cold as to build up a sweat which makes for a comfortable run rather than it being hot and your sweating all over the place.

    I run around farm fields and when it snows it can make things a bit more tricky especially with frost but during the summer there can be insects everywhere so I'm looking foward to the winter so I can wear my cool clothes LOL
     
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    Be sure to drink more water, cold air is usually drier and you loose more fluids through respiration.
     
  16. RizRan

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    Thankyou for the input guys. Winter is coming and its either get the treadmill or continue outdoors
     
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    Matt Hughes runs in the cold so it must help to some degree
     
  18. Poseidon

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    I know what you mean RizRan, I was gonna look at rowers and such as it can be a real drag during winter sometimes. I do my cardio alone also, so have to find additional motivation if you know hwta I mean. The chance if injury must go up also and the chances of accident. By the way, for all the folks wondering if breathing in cold air is not good for you. I found this out from an expert (respiritory specialist) the cold air is turned to hot air as soon as it hits the lungs. I'm convinced this isn't the whole story though. I'll find out Jan 21st as I'll be seeing him then with other questions reg deep breathing, respitory problems etc.
     
  19. RizRan

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    Sounds interesting make sure you get back to me on that one.
     
  20. Dean Hamilton

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    Just gotta point out... BJ Penn runs in the nice climate hawaii has (and also jumps off waterfalls... but thats not gonna help him fight... LOL)

    seriously though, I also am anticipating running in the winter wonderland here in TN and Ive heard thats its better to wear several thin layers of clothing as opposed to a thicker layer. So I plan on a boggin, two or three shirts with a sweatshirt over it, and some longjohns with some shorts and jogging pants. Also guys, a lil piece of advice for your feet... wrap them up in a bag of some sort and tie it off tight and stick it in your sock if you can to prevent any water/snow getting in and giving you prune feet.

    PS im not a hughes hater, a fan actually.. but it was just a funny moment for me
     

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