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A Dance with Monkeys
Under 20 degrees and my hands HURT! I can put on big bulky gloves and sometimes that helps. Hand warmers too. But I would prefer thin gloves that keep my hands warm.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
In it for the long run..
I have all levels of gloves/mittens and I figured out last weekend in PA (15 and 12 degree runs) that I need 2 layers to start- no matter what- at that temp. Polar Fleece Power Stretch works well with a shell mitten over it.
"It's not who wins the workout..."
I have a nice pair of Asics gloves that are pretty thin and work well down to around 15. Below that I like to wear mittens...they keep my hands warmer.
I have Raynaud's syndrome and so I need to wear gloves most of the year. I find that wearing several gloves does help a lot. Up here in Minnesota for my last several outdoor runs I wore three gloves on each hand. A moderately thin insulated glove, a thick wool mitten and a large leather mitten and I was acceptable comfortable. But these are pretty bulky, but you should try to layer two thinner gloves and see how that works. That is what i will often wear when it is in the thirties up here.
I wear Smartwool gloves for above freezing.
The North Face windstopper fleece gloves for 30 to 0.
And I double both together under 0.
I have, on occasion, taken my fingers out of the ends and balled them up into a fist inside my gloves(especially at the start of my run) to get them warmer. Mittens will keep your fingers warmer overall but they can be a pain to use an iPod or watch with.
Get your core warm. That's the only thing that will help.
Makes it worse, actually. The harder I run, the warmer my core gets, the worse my hands get. Blood flows to my legs from my fingers, methinks.
Dup post...not sure how that happened.
Anyway, here's Hamlet the mini pig.
I would run down the lane and into the night; Run so fast I swear my feet would fly; But the smell of the world came into my lungs; The sound of the gravel when my legs went numb; And my heart nearly burst right out of my chest...
Prince of Fatness
Interesting. When it is real cold and I only have one pair of gloves on my hands are cold until I warm up, and then they are fine.
To answer your question, gloves and mittens works the best for me, but that is a little bulky. I have done two pair of gloves and that works well enough. Layers.
Yeah, I ran with two layers of gloves (and everything else) training through the winter in NH. Light liner gloves with regular gloves on top.
I am not as bad as the top two although the bottom two pictures could be me.
I found a pair of gloves with the mitten part that flips over the fingers( mitten part is bright green and windstop type fabric). Ran last week in 30 mph winds and 9* and fingers were toasty warmish!
I ran in those same gloves (I think)- mine are Brooks- in 15 degrees and my hands were not warm enough. I had to tuck them into my jacket sleeves for a mile or so then I warmed up.
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