How cold is too cold for you?

United States
January 24, 2010 9:00am CST
I am very cold natured, but I have found that I really like running in the cooler weather. Actually, I find that about 38-42 is the perfect range. It's a little cool when I start but perfect as I warm up! I have only run once when it was like 25, and it really wasn't too bad. But normally I don't run unless it's above freezing. That also depends on the wind chill too though! How cold is too cold for you?
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@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
25 Jan 10
ANY kind of cold is too cold for me! You'll find me running into the house, just to get out of the cold! cdrxo
• United States
25 Jan 10
lol!You are so funny!!!
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• Canada
26 Jan 10
It's not very funny when you've found your underwear frozen to your body, after perspiring from running home to get out of the cold! Yeah, yeah, I know. I hear you laughing. ..."You don't believe?" ..."YOU try!" ;-) cdrxo
@syndibee (799)
• United States
25 Jan 10
Under 40* is too cold for me. I'm a wuss and run on my treadmill in the winter time.
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• United States
25 Jan 10
About 38 is perfect for me! IF there's not a strong wind or anything. I don't have a treadmill so it's not an option. It's just funny to me since I am so cold natured!!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I always say 42 is my perfect temperature. Because usually if it's in the 40s when I wake up, that's what it is. And after 10 minutes, I love it. But I never get any use out of my running jacket out here. It was only cold enough for that below 40.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Hi, macdingolinger. The coldest temperature that I can't stand to be in is 20 degree weather. This is a very cold temperature when you are outside. We had weather like this a couple of weeks ago and it was very cold outside, so very cold.. I like walking in cold weather that is in the 40s. I usually will warm up as I am walking. That is just how my body temperature is. But, I dare to never walk in 20 degree weather, that is just too cold for me. Anything between 10-20 degree weather is weigh too cold for me to be in.
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• United States
24 Jan 10
I agree! But when I run a 5K I don't get to decide! lol! I signed up for a race and race day it was like 25 degress with a strong wind. It was COLD!!!! I wore two sets of clothes! I set my personal best, so I guess I really hurried!!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Nice! That is awesome! So where are you at now for 5Ks? If I remember correctly, before you were trying to beat 30 minutes?
@satya4186 (280)
• India
24 Jan 10
when temperature going down then your body ask heat and you are scrambling
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• United States
24 Jan 10
I don't run when it is too cold. Mostly the wind chill factor. It was very dangerous at one point this winter. IF it's not too cold with the wind chill I can layer up and run anyway. I am careful about exposed skin though!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I like cooler weather for my area, which is 40-50 degrees. Hotter than 50 degrees and it slows me down a bit. Especially above 60. But last week I had the experience of running in 30 degrees and found it was a bit cold the whole time, which was annoying as even in over 14 miles I didn't really warm up. Still, I could probably get used to it and it wouldn't stop me from running.